How to Protect Bookstores and Why: The Present and Future of Bookselling
by Danny Caine Author
Why bookstores matter, and how we can help
Can bookstores save the world? As bastions of culture, anchors of local retail districts, community gathering places, and sources of new ideas, inspiration, and delight, maybe they can. But only if we protect them and the critical roles they fill in our communities.
Danny Caine, author of the bestselling sensation How to Resist Amazon and Why and co-owner of the Raven Book Store in Lawrence, Kansas, makes a compelling case for the power of small, local businesses in this thoughtful examination of the dynamic world of bookstores. At once an urgent call to action and a celebration of everything bookstores can do, Caine's new book features case-study profiles of a dozen of the most interesting and innovative bookstores of today, from Minneapolis to Paris. Through a well-informed analysis of these case studies, Caine offers actionable strategies to promote a sustainable future for bookselling, including policy suggestions, ideas for community-based action, and tips on what consumers can do to help. A captivating read for any lover of books, patron of bookstores, or champion of the survival of these vital institutions, How to Protect Bookstores and Why makes the strongest possible argument for the importance of a resilient, inclusive, and progressive bookstore landscape.
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Comments & Reviews
"A sort of bookseller Profiles in Courage, How to Protect Bookstores and Why is an invigorating, entertaining, and insightful portrait of contemporary bookstores by one of our country’s finest booksellers. Danny Caine is the bard of bookselling!"
"Even devoted bookstore aficionados will learn a lot from this book—about a dozen inspiring, unique, community-driven bookstores across the country, and about how to help support and protect the bookstores in one's own neighborhood. Danny is one of our industry's best boosters, in part because he offers both enthusiasm and a critical eye, and I always look forward to his missives. One brief warning: I imagine it will inspire more than one reader to join our ranks."