The Book Reopened in Laredo

An amazing story of a town pulling together that is straight out of Little House on the Prairie. In response to the closing of the B. Dalton bookstore in Laredo, Texas which has left the city of over a quarter of a million people with no bookstore, the members of the community have banded together to open their own used bookshop. On March 9th, The Laredo Center for the Arts opened a store called LC4A. The former art-souvenir shop was converted through personal book donations and will sell books at bargain prices to encourage readers to shop for their books locally.

The volunteers at LC4A are grateful for any book donations I am collecting books from friends and co-workers to ship off to Texas so that the good people of Laredo are not left without access to books.

You can call them at 956-725-1715
Or simply box up your old books and mail them to:
Laredo Center for the Arts
500 San Augustin Avenue
Laredo, Texas 78040

You don’t have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.
— Ray Bradbury

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We know our letters just fine, and we know our numbers to a certain point, but books were always the realm of four-eyed poindexters with bowler hats and cravats. That’s why it pleases us so that America’s proud illiterates are finally stepping up and pushing back against the crushing tide of education that threatens to swallow us all into its gaping maw of checked facts. Champions of the Ignorantiat will not like it here.
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