Cooper Union Rejects St. Mark's Bookshop's Plea for Lower Rent

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Following the circulation of a petition and supportive missives from the likes of Salman Rushdie and Paris Review editor Lorin Stein, Publishers Weekly is reporting that St. Mark’s Bookshop will not receive a cut to its rent after all. Bookshop co-owner Bob Contant told PW that sales have been up since August, and he hopes that the book store will manage to scrape by for the remaining seven years of its lease, and that the store will be looking for a new location.