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Words, Words, Words

A catalog of my comments and thoughts on books, reading, and writing as well as anything I come across that seems interesting. I used to sell other people's words at an independent bookstore but now I hope to get by on selling my own.

"I do think it’s worthwhile explaining to customers that the lowest price point does not always represent the best deal. If you like going to a bookstore then it’s up to you to support it. If you like seeing the people in your community employed, if you think your city needs a tax base, if you want to buy books from a person who reads, don’t use Amazon"

Ann Patchett in http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/13/opinion/amazons-jungle-logic.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0 , also read http://www.literarymanhattan.org/joyce-johnson-on-the-serendipity-of-independent-bookstores/ because independent bookstores are cool, and important...and cool