“Yeah, that’s what [INSERT AUTHOR] said, too.”

I have a fine arts degree in communication design. I fought tooth and nail in a class of 40 to win one of 15 spots for it. I would fall asleep studying in the library. I managed to scrape by my final semester in the worst throes of depression that I’ve experienced in my life. This…

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For All the Books I’ve Loved Before

If there is one thing I learned about being a bookseller, it’s that there is nothing more difficult than getting people to branch outside of their preferred genre. And dear reader, let me preface this post by saying that I empathize, I really do; whenever I pick up a biography or a romance novel (it…

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Please Let Your Kids Read Graphic Novels

FADE IN: INT. A children’s bookstore. It’s bright, cheerful, filled with stories of all shapes and sizes. These stories are meant to bring both joy and sadness, to show kids both a world bigger than their own and that their world is plenty big enough. We pan over to a customer and a bookseller chatting.…

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