Bear Pond Books in Montpelier, Vt. will purge records of buyers to protect privacy despite the Patriot Act. They will purge records on demand by the customer & have already deleted their readers' club lists.
"Peggy Bresee was in Bear Pond Books recently to buy 'War is a Force That Gives Us Meaning' and 'The Best Democracy Money Can Buy' as birthday gifts for a son who lives in Utah. She had the store purge the purchase records.
'It really does make me feel so much better,' she said. 'They're protecting those of us who are readers. It matters."
Unfortunately Ms. Bresee didn't ask David Gram, Associated Press Writer to not print the info she regarded as private in a syndicated news story!
Remember when the press was on our side?