Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Flowers Among the Ashes

INK BOTTLE“We all have to climb out of the pit of desolation, or what is more likely, manage to live in it, planting our flowers among the ashes and squirting them with our gaiety.”

~ Peter De Vries, The Blood of the Lamb

The Unexpected Rise Of Indie Bookstores

“In 2009, the number of independent bookstores in the nation stabilized at around 1,400, and then slowly began to grow. As of last May, the number of indie bookshops in the U.S. was 1,664. Why the turnaround?”

The Fight To Save Paris’s Oldest Bookstore

“It’s difficult to imagine the shuttering of a bookstore causing a similar outcry anywhere else—not to mention direct government involvement in the matter of a private lease. This has something to do with what the French call l’exception culturelle.”
Courtesy of The Atlantic