Bestseller disappearing as companion movie hits theaters
President Obama visiting a Maryland Costco store in January 2014.
The wholesale giant Costco has issued an order to remove all copies of Dinesh D'Souza's bestselling book, America: Imagine the World Without Her
, from the shelves of its stores nationwide, WND has confirmed.
The book, in this midterm election year, is a strong rebuttal of the progressive ideology behind President Obama's policies, which have been supported by Costco co-founder and director Jim Sinegal, a major Democrat donor and a speaker at the 2012 Democratic National Convention that nominated the president. A Washington Post political reporter has noted Obama's "romance"
with the nation's second-largest retailer.
At Amazon.com, D'Souza's book, released June 2, is ranked No. 5 overall and No. 1 in Political Commentary and Opinion.
Copies of America at a Costco store Monday (photo)
Costco has sold more than 3,600 copies of America
nationwide, with about 700 copies sold last week as D'Souza's film by the same name opened at more than 1,000 movie theaters nationwide.
But Costco's book department issued the "pull order," requiring all Costco stores nationwide to remove the book, confirmed Scott Losse, an inventory control specialist in the book department at the Costco Wholesale corporate office in Issaquah, Washington, a suburb of Seattle.
The July 1 order required all copies to be removed by July 15.
Contacted for a reaction, D'Souza was surprised to learn of the Costco decision.
"If true, this would be very odd," D'Souza said.