- The Washington Times - Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Costco has announced its decision to reorder the new best-selling book “America” by conservative filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza after the wholesaler pulled the book from shelves and caused a public outcry.

Costco is not a book store. Our book shelf space is very limited,” the wholesaler said in a Facebook post, The Blaze first reported. “We exercise discipline in the best utilization of that limited space based solely on what our members are buying. We can’t carry every title that our members are interested in reading. We are constantly monitoring book sales, and make decisions to pull books off the shelves frequently based on sales volume to make room for other titles. Politics or controversy over content do not influence our decisions.”

Mr. D’Souza told World Net Daily Tuesday that his book, “America: Imagine a World Without Her,” had been suddenly, and inexplicably, pulled from Costco stores nationwide.

Scott Losse, an inventory control specialist in the book department at the Costco Wholesale’s corporate office in Washington state, told WND that a nationwide “pull-order” was issued for the conservative’s book.


Thousands of outraged individuals flocked to the wholesaler’s Facebook page to condemn the decision and announce a boycott.

Dinesh D'Souza's "America: Imagine the World Without Her" got promising reviews from two major Hollywood publications. It opens nationwide Wednesday.
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Costco explained: “After we made the return, a documentary was released [July 4] about the book. Since then there has been heightened interest by our membership base and brisk sales at locations still in stock. Therefore, we have made the decision to reorder the book.”

Many individuals expressed concern that Mr. D’Souza is being targeted because of his personal political views, especially in light of his January indictment on campaign finance charges.

Rush Limbaugh said Tuesday that Costco co-founder Jim Sinegal is “a major, major Obama groupie,” and pulled the book because he “is just a liberal protecting the man he loves in the White House,” Raw Story reported.