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May 15, 2013

How to Shop at a Bookstore: An Easy 20-Step Guide for Authors

Filed under: Bookshops — Tags: , , , , — Bookblurb @ 1:52 pm

bookshop-300x225By Rebecca Makkai

1) First, smell it. Look at the new arrivals, lined up like candy. See if, for just one second, you can remember what it was like to walk into a bookstore as a reader. Just a reader, a happy, curious reader. With no agenda, no insecurities, no history of bookstores as scenes of personal failure and triumph. Wish for a time machine.

 

2) Nervously check how the store seems to be doing. Are the lights still on? Do the employees look well-fed? Thank God. The world isn’t over yet.

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