Tsunami Books has been an institution in the South Eugene neighborhood for over 20 years, but the beloved book shop is facing serious problems that may shut it down this summer without community support. Read the press release below.
Public Show of Support regarding The Future of Tsunami Books.
The Lease for Tsunami Books is up June 30, 2017. There are other major business concerns that want to take over the lease for this property beginning July 1, 2017. We do not want to leave, but do not yet have the financial resources to stay. We have asked for, and kindly received the opportunity to deliver a proposal for a minimum five-year lease to the building owners no later than March 31. At the very least, the rent will double.
On December 28, 2016, a Public Meeting was held. Thirty-nine people participated. Since then a growing number of motivated members of the community have stepped up to help, and after five meetings a highly creative plan is being formulated. The key question is: is there truly enough support from the Community that is Tsunami Books to energize this movement to do what we can to secure a new lease? Please drop by the Bookstore, even for a moment, on Wednesday, February 8, from 10 am-9 am. That’s the day we’ve picked as Show-of-Support for Tsunami Day. We’ll be taking a head count, we’ve got a very simple 5-question form we’d like you to fill out, with copies to share with your friends. Volunteers from the ad-hoc committee and Scott (prez and gm) will be here all day to answer your questions. The newspapers, tv, and radio are all being notified. Let’s share a laugh and a tear of joy, and get on with the effort to make our own good way in this crazy new world.