Tuesday, June 27, 2017

A Bookshop Is a Radiant Chapel'

Shelf Awareness

"If books constitute a magical religion that doesn't persecute anyone, then obviously a bookshop is a radiant chapel of that religion. In this strange new world the importance of books and bookshops has taken a quantum leap. I am thrilled, strengthened and frankly improved by receiving this award from this Atlas-like sector of society--may independent bookshops thrive, and indeed be nurtured, till the end of time."

--Author Sebastian Barry, in his remarks after winning this year's U.K. Independent Bookshop Week award in the adult category for Days Without

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