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. I live in Mountain View and try to visit Borderlands every time I get up to the city, and a cafe next door would be a huge convenience.

  2. Zachary Weinberg
    San Diego, CA

    I used to visit Borderlands Books frequently when I lived in San Francisco, and a cafe next door would definitely be a plus for the neighborhood.

  3. For years, the Colophon Cafe in Bellingham was a cafe/bookstore. It was so successful that they had to move the bookstore down the block to a bigger space. I used to make a trip of 90 minutes several times a year just to go there.

    A cafe/bookstore is a destination.

  4. I´m planning to visit San Francisco in 2009. I´m DEFINITELY going to Borderlands, and, being a good average Brazilian, I´m also a coffee junkie, so I´m all for it.

  5. It has been a few years since I have been to San Francisco, but I know at least one stop I have to make when I go. Based on previous visits, I recommend this store constantly to friends who live and visit the Bay area.

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