May you be forever young, defiant, funny, profound and visionary. You are the heart of a community. We need you!
| If books have souls (and I believe they do),
Bookshop Santa Cruz is their heaven! It certainly has been a heavenly
place for me to hold book events--filled with great spirit, wonderful
people, good local beer, and a truly fun time. I can hardly wait to do
it again! Happy 40th!
Bookshop is the alert, bright eye of downtown Santa Cruz. Long may it shine.
| I made $340 in tips the last time I visited your store. The staff
was freakishly kind, I was allowed to smoke during the signing, and at
the end of the day I was offered a free book. This makes your store
perfect in my opinion, and I'd be honored to return.
Dear Bookshop Santa Cruz,
Thank you for the years
of comfort and warmth that I felt whenever I walked through your doors.
Thank you for making reading cool and for helping me get through
college. And thank you for the warm welcome when I released my book.
Congratulations on turning 40! You are a big reason why Santa Cruz is
so magical. With love and affection,
| After visiting my daughter, Maggie, in Santa Cruz I always
headed for Bookshop Santa Cruz. Why? Because Neal Coonerty and his
staff extended, always, the warmest welcome. Besides that, they know
books, the old and the new. They wereâ€”and areâ€”the friendliest and
most knowledgeable book people on the West Coast. Onward, Bookshop
Happy Birthday, Bookshop Santa Cruz! Congratulations on 40 glorious years.