The Stuff of Stuff: in hopes of perpetuating those things which engender thought, wonder, and awareness.
Here is a post a Skylight Books staff member, Emily Pullen, wrote on February 16 on the Skylight blog. It’s about why she isn’t celebrating the decline of a large chain bookstore. And it’s worth a read.
Borders, after all, purportedly threatens or at least, due sheerly to its size and vast resources, has a great advantage in competition with tiny independent bookstores such as ourselves. Yet, as Emily says, “there ain’t no joy in a bookstore closing.” Any bookstore.
So often, those who support local, independent bookstores vilify the chains. As though an allegiance to one negates an allegiance to the other. And maybe it does. But a bookstore is a bookstore.
There is no joy in a death. Of any kind. Of anyone or anything. No matter what.