If you get the chance. You need to watch the documentary, Paperback Dreams. It’s on PBS (double-point score). It’s about Independent Bookstores.
We are ideas. We aren’t the chains that just stock the best sellers. We aren’t just interested in your wallet. We want to hear what you have to say – what you are thinking – how you are going to expand with that book.
“Independent bookstores function as literary laboratories, and publishers rely on them to champion new and controversial work. To passionate booksellers, selling books remains revolutionary.”
Paperback Dreams demonstrates one reason we will be happy when Borders dies. We don’t want people to lose their jobs, but their presense in the community hurts everyone, not just the people who shop there, or who shop with us.