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Kepler's named Small Business of the Year

Original post made on Dec 4, 2012

A longtime Kepler's customer and fan, State Senator Joe Simitian (D-Palo Alto) has named the iconic bookstore the "Small Business of the Year" for the second time.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, December 4, 2012, 9:01 AM

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Posted by Earle Jones
a resident of Portola Valley: other
on Dec 4, 2012 at 5:41 pm

In 1956 I worked for SRI (then Stanford Research Institute) in Menlo Park. On our lunch hour, a few of us would grab a bite to eat and head for Kepler's. At that time it was about 10% of its present size – perhaps even less. Roy Kepler would be there, with Ira Sandperl at the front desk and, if we were fortunate, Joan Baez would be sitting in the back, playing guitar and singing. I was 25. We watched Kepler's grow and become the institution it is today. My favorite Menlo Park "institutions" were SRI, Beltramo's and Keplers!