Monday, May 24, 2010

Ode to Independent Bookstores

Today's Shelf Awareness, a daily e-newsletter for people in the book industry, published an excerpt of an essay from the writer Ann Patchett. I had the pleasure of meeting Patchett on several occasions whilst working at Lemuria Bookstore in Jackson, MS. Not only is she a fine novelist, she is warm, witty and generous, and a dog-lover to boot! Here's the link to her entire essay on independent bookstores (well, actually, one in particular in the northern part of the southern peninsula of Michigan) and the pleasures with which one is rewarded when making the effort to travel off the beaten path. I hope y'all enjoy reading it as much as I did!

~Emily Crowe

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