Indie Bookstore Owner Launches #BookstoresAgainstBorders Campaign

Indie Bookstore Owner Launches #BookstoresAgainstBorders Campaign

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One year ago, Gretchen Treu became the co-owner of Madison, Wisconsin Bookstore, A Room of One’s Own. Today, instead of celebrating her one year milestone, Treu is reaching out to indie bookstore owners across the country to support her Bookstores Against Borders fund. Treu began the use of this campaign and hashtag after seeing video footage and photographs that revealed the horrifying truth of what is going on inside Border Patrol custody centers. Far from being “safe and sanitary” like the law requires, Treu decided she could no longer sit back and “keep doing what I’ve already been doing.” Instead she …