We need booksellers! (And publishers, and copyeditors, and …)June 5, 2013
We write about books and read about books and sell books because we love them. Because we feel they’re important. Not because they’re good business (because, frankly, they’re not). But we’ll keep fighting for books to be great, for books to be edited, for books to be in the hands of booksellers and librarians instead of just being sold by one corporation that’s all about turning a profit and not about good ideas or good literature.
In case you don’t already know, every single book you buy through PostScript supports the independent bookseller Church Street Coffee & Books. When you sign up for Kobo through our link in the right-hand column, you’re starting a library of eBooks that come through an independent bookstore. These purchases help Carrie. They help Cal. They help Janie and Neal and Richard and Sri, and all our other amazing bookseller/baristas.
When you buy books, whether they’re in print or in eformats, please consider what your purchase means to your community and to the culture of bookselling. Buying through PostScript helps an independent bookstore, and we in turn work with publishers and promote authors we believe in. Every purchase you make through Amazon tears away all those things. But, hey, John Green says it better (and with a little more profanity, which is always fun). Check it out: