Here is what Events Coordinator Peter Duggan said on his last day at BookPeople, back in August: "My only official comment is that BookPeople, the Chronicle, and the folks working for these institutions are blessings to the city of Austin." He was quite obviously drunk when he got to the part about us, and we can understand that, but he was reasonably coherent and lucid on the subject of his former employer: The only acceptable reason for you to not grasp how lucky we are to have a bookstore of its magnitude is if you're illiterate. And you're not. You are, we're sure, worried about a certain chain wrapping itself around BookPeople's graceful neck and choking it to death. Don't be. BookPeople has the friendliest and most knowledgeable staff, the most splendid and varied inventory, and the best booksignings around. They'll be fine for another 20 years, at least. As long as you keep reading.
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