If you’re reading this, it’s probably because of your passion for books and your love of bookstores. I know many of you shop at Amazon, but how many of you go to your favorite independent for that one recommendation; that one bit of intuitive insight which puts you onto the path of a heretofore unknown author or book? Sure, you can get recommendations online, but will they point you to a new reading experience which can only come from an individual who walks up to you and says, “Here, I’ve got something I think you’ll like…”?
Laura Miller, author and senior editor for Salon.com understands the importance of the independent bookstore in keeping our literary culture diverse, alive and healthy, and she’s asking you to share your experiences. We are a rare species, we booksellers: we want to support your desire to know, understand and dream.