Wednesday, 14 December 2016

New on Lagraziana's Kalliopeion: The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop by Lewis Buzbee

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2891782-the-yellow-lighted-bookshop
A History of the Book Trade:
The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop by Lewis Buzbee 

However much we love reading, we seldom think about the book trade in general or about bookshops in particular. We take both for granted until something unexpected happens: the one-man bookshop around the corner that has been there ever since you can think closes because sales have constantly gone down and costs up; a small local publishing house files bankruptcy because it can no longer compete with transnational media companies swamping the market with cheap books; the middle-aged writer whose career you’ve been following with interest and something bordering on awe for many years sells hot dogs in the street because literary magazines don’t pay for short stories and revenues from her books are low thanks to pirated copies multiplying like rabbits on the internet. But none of this is new. The book trade has always been tough for everybody involved as shows The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop by Lewis Buzbee.

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2 comments:

  1. I loved this little book too! Here is my review: http://keepthewisdom.blogspot.com/2006/12/yellow-lighted-bookshop.html

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    1. Thanks for the link! I agree that it's a nice little book. I liked the mix of memoir and popular history book.

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