16 February 2013

Recommender In Chief. Great Books, Bought Local, Shipped Anywhere

Battenkill Books

Battenkill Books

Red and I will be at Battenkill Books this morning at 11 a.m. in my part-time job as Recommender-In-Chief, a job I love and is well suited to me. I will help find books for people in the store or on the phone (you can call 518 677-2515) or via e-mail – [email protected] or on the store's Facebook Page. I am connecting people with good books, I think, and I am also reviewing books which can be purchased through the store. People say literacy is dead and bookstores are over but I am reading more great books than ever and Connie is having her best year ever. Make your own news, as we are doing. Let me know if I can help you. My next book for review (later today or tomorrow) is "Vampires In The Lemon Grove," one of the best short story collections I have read in my life. Then, a great new non-fiction book about Detroit, of all things. We are just realizing how the Internet can advance this idea of ours and Connie is offering some nice notecards (not mine) to people who purchase books through our little program. The classy little bookstore is becoming a bigger bookstore. You can buy local anywhere, it seems.

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