“Labor Day weekend is an appropriate time to celebrate the work of booksellers. Your totem animal is the duck, which appears to float serenely on the water’s surface while paddling like hell underneath. That is also your job description.”
Robert Gray pays tribute on Shelf Awareness to all the hard work it takes to run a bookstore.
Show some love for your local bookstores this weekend!
…for 11 years!
“Barnes & Noble is now closed. I’m the last resource for books. I’m here from 7 to 7 every day.”
(Even Google Street View caught him.) Wander by, he’s on 68th & Columbus and so is his book-filled car.
Thanks, Shelf Awareness. And video of street-cleaning action here.
Borders has announced that they are liquidating. (Official PR release and more readable, snarky Gawker update.)
This means the loss of 11,000+ jobs, not to mention a major bookseller and price competitor.