Indie Bookstores Should Formally Become the Private Clubs They Already Are

Hear me out…at least SOME of them

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Photo by Anton Balazh.

B-b-b-but democracy and literacy. Books are for everyone.

Books and reading and literacy are for everyone. But bookstores aren’t. How do I know? Because bookstores struggle and we live in a supposed golden age for reading, not to mention shopping local and…



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