Friday, April 29, 2022

History of bookstores


Selection in a book store matters. Those big stores move a lot of books, instore and online, I know, but I stroll through Indigo and feel overwhelmed and depressed by the endless rows of books I don't want to read, between the heaping piles of the same bestsellers everyone is reading this week.

Stroll through a smaller bookstore curated by staff with a close commitment to what they sell -- and mostly I find something. At least I come out engaged rather than dishearted.

This weekend is indie bookstore day. Participating stores will include you in a thousand-dollar prize draw just for buying something.  You probably won't win.  Just go for the pleasure of it.

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