How to Protect Bookstores and Why


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How to Protect Bookstores and Why: The Present and Future of Bookselling by Danny Caine

Paperback – Microcosm Pub – Aug 2023 – 222 pages

Why Bookstores Matter, and How We Can Help

Can bookstore 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. By analyzing case studies of twelve of the most interesting and innovative bookstores of today, Caine offer 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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