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The Shelf Talker

My Obi-Wan Kenobi Moment

It occurred to me recently that the survival of independent bookstores in the US has a lot in common with the Stars Wars saga. Think of it like this:  a ragtag band of quirky, talented and determined individuals is battling a massive, powerful opponent that wants to dominate and control the universe of book commerce. The indies need new recruits to join our side in this battle at every opportunity and I recently played a tiny supporting role in that effort. …

Aug 26, 2014 2 remarks

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