Help Borderlands Get a Cafe

As some of you may know, my good friends at Borderlands Books in San Francisco are working on opening a cafe next to their store. In order to do so they need to get planning permission, which is not always a straightforward proposition, city bureaucracies being what they are. So the application needs support. There’s a petition in the store that you can sign, but if you can’t get into San Francisco (and I know that Borderlands has fans all around the world) then you can help out by adding a comment below. And by directing your friends here. So…

We, the undersigned, enjoy visiting Borderlands Books when we are in San Francisco, and would be delighted if they had a cafe adjacent to the store. A cafe would enable the store to enhance its already excellent events program, and cement its reputation as one of the world’s premier independent specialist bookstores.

Cheryl Morgan – Fremont, CA & Somerset, UK

Update: The planning permission hearing is today (June 26th) so I’m closing off comments. I’ll let you know how it goes as soon as I hear from Alan.

171 thoughts on “Help Borderlands Get a Cafe

  1. Borderland Books is great now, but it will be even better when the cafe is added. I am 100% in favor of adding the cafe! I go to Borderland Books whenever I drive into San Francisco, which is weekly. Yes on the cafe!!!!

  2. I finally visited the famous bookstore the last time I was in San Francisco. This is truly a gem of a store and the owners were very helpful; we had a long discussion; any prospect they want to get behind, I’m all for. A cafe is often a terrific extension of a bookstore, and well worth having.

  3. Mickey Pentecost
    San Francisco, CA

    Borderlands is my favorite place on earth. This is not an exaggeration. I’m a SF junkie and have to sneak off there alone since my wife hates getting stuck there forever. The neighborhood has a high density of cafes, but they all get great business and it would make sense for borderlands to open a cafe too. I will go in this week and sign the hardcopy. Cheryl, email me if you need more advocacy.

  4. Tania Clucas
    North Pole, AK

    I send people to Borderlands, just so they can bask in the gloriousness of it.

  5. Michael Clarke – Seattle, WA

    A cafe is a great idea. I hope to enjoy it the next time I’m in S.F.

  6. Love Borderlands, can’t wait to return, and would love to sit with a nice cup of Earl Grey when I do.

    Craig Cripps, London, UK

  7. I HEART Borderlands! A cafe would be awesome, now that my baby sister has a baby of her own. She could sit down with the girly and have lunch while I shop and shop and shop.

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