"Even devoted bookstore aficionados will learn a lot from this book . . . 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." —Emma Straub, bestselling author and owner of Books Are Magic
"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!" —Jeff Deutsch, Director, Seminary Co-op and author, In Praise of Good Bookstores
Can bookstores save the world? As bastions of culture, anchors of local retail districts, community gathering places, and the 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. This book is both a celebration and an urgent call to action.
SUBJECT: Labor / Activism / About Books / Sociology / Microcosm Published / Economics / Business
PUBLICATION: Sep 19, 2023
FORMAT: 224 pages, 5x7", paperback
CARTON QTY: 60
Danny Caine is the author of the book How to Resist Amazon and Why, as well as the poetry collections Continental Breakfast, El Dorado Freddy’s, and Flavortown. One of the owners of the Raven Book Store in Lawrence, Kansas, he was named Midwest Bookseller of the Year in 2019 and Raven Book Store was Publishers Weekly's Bookstore of the Year in 2022. More at dannycaine.com.
A small, innovative publishing house, Microcosm Publishing specializes in work designed to make the reader feel good about being alive, take an active role in bettering their life, and impact the world around them. Microcosm has developed a reputation for teaching self-empowerment, showing hidden histories, and fostering creativity through challenging conventional publishing wisdom with books and zines about DIY skills, food, politics, and art. Our books are printed in the USA.