For Sale: East West Bookshop in Mountain View, Calif.

East West Bookshop, a New Age bookstore in Mountain View, Calif., has been put up for sale by the Ananda Church of Self-Realization, which has owned the store for the last 36 years. According to an announcement, the Ananda Church is expanding in a variety of ways, and rather than struggle to give East West Bookshop the time and resources it needs, the church has decided to sell.

"After long and careful consideration we feel this is the best way forward," wrote the managers of East West Bookshop. "That said, this decision is in no way reflective of the business climate, our customers, or our desire to be of service, but simply an adaptation to our evolving situation."

Since East West Bookshop was purchased in 1980 by Swami Kriyananda, the founder of the Ananda Church, the store has moved from Menlo Park to Mountain View and greatly increased its size and scope of offerings. A complete buyer's package is now available for prospective buyers, and the Ananda Church is looking for those "interested in purchasing a profitable, service-oriented, and uplifting business."

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