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Writers on bookshops and why we have to love them Quotes for Writers (and readers) celebrating National Bookshop Week

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Word Power* is everything a book shop should be. It has a local bias, puts on interesting events, and is in a cool part of town. I like book shops who have an underlying educative/political mission – they are the small business compliment to the public sector library. Both are institutions that corporate consumer capitalism seeks to destroy. Therefore they should be given love.

* Word Power is a radical independent bookshop in Edinburgh that also runs a worldwide internet service

Irvine Welsh

What I say is, a town isn’t a town without a bookstore. It may call itself a town, but unless it’s got a bookstore it knows it’s not fooling a soul.
Neil Gaiman

bookshops are
time machines
spaceships
story-makers
secret-keepers
dragon-tamers
dream-catchers
fact-finders
& safe places.
Jen Campbell

photo credit: Port Book and News via photopin (license)

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9 comments on “Writers on bookshops and why we have to love them Quotes for Writers (and readers) celebrating National Bookshop Week

  1. Let's CUT the Crap!
    June 28, 2015

    And a house without books isn’t a home. 😦

    • bridget whelan
      June 29, 2015

      How true! There’s books in every room in my house including the bathroom and downstairs loo…

      • Let's CUT the Crap!
        June 29, 2015

        Sounds wonderful. Same here. The books are holding up my house. 🙂 🙂

  2. judithbarrow1
    June 29, 2015

    Reblogged this on Barrow Blogs: .

  3. dixonl2014
    June 29, 2015

    Bookstores remind us that we still live in a civilized world. Where would we be without them? Lynn M.

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