My name is John Furphy, and I have been the owner of Another Story Used Books for the past sixteen years. Another Story has been a literary and scholarly used book store in Allentown since 1984, with over 40 sections and approprimately 20,000 books. Two and a half years after I bought the store the downtown started to fall apart around me, so that when I moved to the city's west end seven years ago I left behind a next door heroin dealer, good for one-stop shopping, and neighbors that had burglarized the store twice, though I knew the books were safe. Since the store moved it has not had the sales it once had. Many of the customers are passonate about the store, so much that a young couple had their prom pictures taken here. Unfortunately, though sales have been picking up recently, getting this far has drained all resources. For three and a half years I drove Taxi at night to keep the store open, until I drove into a parked car two years ago while working about 90 hours a week. At that time I sold the family home and used the proceeds to buy stock, advertise, and pay bills. The money ran out in December. This is a good store, and the only bookstore in this city. Robert Olin Butler, a Pulitzer Prize winner, after spending most of two days in the store said it had more depth and breath than many stores much larger. Right now the store is behind in rent and utilities, and I have even been in discussion with a gentleman who is interested in buying the store, though we disagree on the value of it. I do not wish to sell the store, but I do want it to survive. I believe that with my knowledge I am uniquely qualified to run this store, certainly many of the customers seem to believe that, but circumstances have not worked in the store's favor, and my lack of knowledge of all things digital has not helped. If I can keep the store open through the rest of the year, and if I can learn how to use the computer to help sales rather than just updating the store's Facebook page, I think the store can return to profitability. I have said that what I need is either to win the lottery or have an outbreak of literacy, and the odds are better on the first one. What I would like is to see Another Story survive and even thrive, for a town needs a good book store, whatever may be available through the internet, and many customers need a good generalist who can talk about different authors and books with them. I thank you for your consideration.