Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Bookstore, The Amazon reisistance

Shelf Awareness
'We Need Community More than Ever'

"As the political climate gets increasingly fraught, we need community more than ever... as technology has advanced, it's edged community out, so now that we need it, we're extra aware of the gap. I think deep down, that's at the crux of the whole indie resurgence. We can't thrive in the technology vacuum... our frontline role in all of this are the interactions with our everyday customers and the books we recommend which contribute to the experience customers have and to that sense of community."

--Rebecca Fitting, co-owner, Greenlight Bookstore, Fort Greene and Prospect Lefferts Gardens, Brooklyn, N.Y., in a Daily News story "Bookstore, the Amazon resistance
Photo - Greenlight owners Jessica Stockton Bagnulo and Rebecca Fitting. 

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