Retrato do autor
1 Work 561 Membros 15 Críticas

Obras por Ronald Rice

Etiquetado

Conhecimento Comum

Sexo
male

Membros

Críticas

Yes, I love books, libraries and bookstores. I often order books online. Does that make me evil? I’ve enjoyed most every bookstore which I have been in, and spent my money at each, but I don’t have a personal favorite. Most of the stores which I’ve enjoyed have closed.
 
Assinalado
dirving57 | 14 outras críticas | Sep 21, 2021 |
When you think of your favorite bookstore, what comes to mind? Is it the physical space? Books stacked in rows and piled high, labeled with staff recommendations? Do you think of the owner who knows each of her customers by name and can always press into your hands the perfect book that you're sure to love? Or is it the intangible thing that draws you there: the anticipation of a new discovery, or the feeling of community or of being at home? In My Bookstore, 84 of our favorite writers put all of these thoughts and feelings into words in a one-of-a-kind collection that expresses their adoration and admiration for bookstores and booksellers all across the country.… (mais)
½
 
Assinalado
jepeters333 | 14 outras críticas | Apr 9, 2018 |
Good essays from writers about favorite and beloved independent book stores; what they mean to them and their families, how the owners and staff are well-read and supportive of many a new writer.

I especially enjoyed the following essays:
The Odyssey Bookshop, a love story to books and those who adore them
Book Passage, a wow of a shop that made me jealous,
Politics and Prose, supportive of its customers and everything word related,
Boswell Book Company, an ode to Daniel Goldin 'saving the world' with his love of books,
Quail Ridge Book and Music because Nancy Olson has made it into a community hub,
University Book Store, a magical place,
The Regulator Bookshop, historic store in former middle-class black neighborhood,
Mayers and Quinn because of a smart date between Louise Erdich and her future husband, and the support she gets to start her OWN bookshop
Fiction Addiction, 'Book Your Lunch' promotion to have readers meet writers over lunch
Chaucer's Books, because of how deeply bookstores affect Pico Iyer, author
Bunch of Grapes, I can identify with the feeling of memory while browsing
Bank Square Books, who wouldn't be moved by this essay of a distrustful child saved by a book
Powells, hysterical, outrageous, unexpected; more story than essay
Anderson's Bookshops, Urrea's essay is touching because it shows how his love of books transferred to his daughter Becky
And many more.

What all these shops have in common are owners and staff who love books, education, learning, and people, their sense of intuition in providing customers and writers just what they need, their untiring efforts to create comfortable surroundings, and a community of readers, and extensive 'hand-selling' to promote local writers.

I grew up in the Bronx; and unfortunately didn't have an independent book store like any of these gems. I do remember my mother taking me to the Kingsbridge Branch of the New York Public Library when young, and later walking to the Van Nest branch a few times each week. I loved both of them and DIDN'T KNOW what I was missing.
… (mais)
½
 
Assinalado
Bookish59 | 14 outras críticas | Sep 17, 2017 |
Interesting eclectic read of various writers and their favorite bookstores.

A bit inside, to be sure, but interesting in how each person perceives the worth of a bookstore and what (s)he gets from it beyond just books.
 
Assinalado
SESchend | 14 outras críticas | Sep 6, 2017 |

Listas

You May Also Like

Associated Authors

John Grisham Contributor
Carmela Ciuraru Contributor
Charles Brandt Contributor
Jack Pendarvis Contributor
Wendell Minor Contributor
Mindy Friddle Contributor
Martha Ackmann Contributor
Scott Lasser Contributor
Mike Leonard Contributor
Laurent Dubois Contributor
Meg Waite Clayton Contributor
Lisa Brown Contributor
Matt Weiland Contributor
Larry Kane Contributor
Jon Clinch Contributor
David Fulmer Contributor
Barry Moser Contributor
Liam Callanan Contributor
Katrina Kittle Contributor
Kathleen Finneran Contributor
Mick Cochrane Contributor
Mameve Medwed Contributor
Jonathan Evison Contributor
Audrey Vernick Contributor
Peter Geye Contributor
Mahbod Seraji Contributor
Ann Haywood Leal Contributor
Carrie Ryan Contributor
Adam Ross Contributor
Joan Wickersham Contributor
Florence Minor Contributor
Kate Niles Contributor
Edith Pearlman Contributor
Michael Tisserand Contributor
Nancy Shaw Contributor
Robert N. Macomber Contributor
Jr. Ron Currie Contributor
Lesley Kagen Contributor
Daniel Handler Contributor
Elin Hilderbrand Contributor
Kate Christensen Contributor
Chuck Palahniuk Contributor
Jeff Smith Contributor
Ann Packer Contributor
Ivan Doig Contributor
Pete Hamill Contributor
Lee Smith Contributor
Stephen White Contributor
Lisa See Contributor
Francine Prose Contributor
Wendell Berry Contributor
Fannie Flagg Contributor
Rick Bragg Contributor
Louise Erdrich Contributor
Richard Russo Introduction
Ann Patchett Contributor
Simon Winchester Contributor
Laurie R. King Contributor
Isabel Allende Contributor
Dave Eggers Contributor
Tom Robbins Contributor
Pico Iyer Contributor
Arthur Nersesian Contributor
Caroline Leavitt Contributor
Ann Hood Contributor
Brian Selznick Contributor
Ron Rash Contributor
Abraham Verghese Contributor
Les Standiford Contributor
Albert Goldbarth Contributor
Jeanne Birdsall Contributor
Ron Carlson Contributor
Nancy Thayer Contributor
Jill McCorkle Contributor
Ian Frazier Contributor
Ward Just Contributor
Stephanie Kallos Contributor
Douglas Brinkley Contributor
Timothy Egan Contributor
Luis Alberto Urrea Contributor
Rick Atkinson Contributor
Leif Parsons Illustrator

Estatísticas

Obras
1
Membros
561
Popularidade
#44,552
Avaliação
3.8
Críticas
15
ISBN
6
Línguas
1

Tabelas & Gráficos