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Obras por Ronald Rice


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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.
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)
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.
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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.
SESchend | 14 outras críticas | Sep 6, 2017 |


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