Christina Plutzker: May I help you? Kathleen, The Channel 2 truck just pulled up.
Kathleen Kelly: In a second.
Christina Plutzker: Everyone's read the article.
Birdie Conrad: So you do not have to look to the usual places where good and evil face off the places Herodotus called "the happy land of absolutes." We have the perfect example here on the West Side where the cold cash cow, Fox Books threatens survival of a temple to one of the twentieth century's most profound truths:
Birdie Conrad and Frank Navasky (together): You are what you read.
Frank Navasky: I believe that.
Birdie Conrad: Save The Shop Around The Corner and you will save your soul. Frank, that's charming.
Frank Navasky: Is it a little over the top?
George Pappas: That was The Village Voice. I told them to come over whenever.
TV reporter: We're here at The Shop Around The Corner, the West Side children 's bookstore on the verge of having to close its doors because the big bad wolf, Fox Books, has opened nearby wooing customers with its sharp discounts and designer coffee.
Kathleen Kelly: They have to have discounts and lattes because their workers have never read a book.
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