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What Happens In Bookstores At Night - A Stopmotion Short.

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kittydoom:

You should always support local businesses, especially bookstores. If you can’t donate, at least reblog to get the word out there.
verybusyandimportant:

This is the single most important thing I’ve ever babbled about on the internet.
My incredible partner Tanner is opening a book store here in Chicago. This is their dream, and what we’ve dedicated the last 7 months of our lives to work towards. He quit his job, he sold the proverbial farm, and we are ready to open Uncharted Books very soon—
but not without help from our friends and our communities. 
Tanner has launched a Kickstarter and we are looking for people to invest to help turn the perfect location in the heart of Chicago’s Logan Square neighborhood from

into a haven for writers, readers, and nerds without refuge.
I know times are tough, I am acutely and personally aware of this fact, so please know that your investment means the world to me and to Tanner and to our future.  Your investment, also, is just that: an investment.  It comes with a reward.  Things like lifetime discounts, free books, swag, and invitations to our investor-only preview party.
Please check out our kickstarter page at http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1945935286/uncharted-books to see all of the cool rewards and read more about the store Tanner is trying to build.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for taking the time to read this and please, please, reblog.


I know I have a lot of Chicagoans and a lot of Independent Bookstore Lovers on my list, so: check this place out!  It’s met the goal for its Kickstart fundraiser, but I still think it’s worth talking about.  I mean, look at some of the rewards it’s offering to the people who donate. That is the kind of bookstore I want to shop in!  And if I didn’t live a thousand miles away, I totally would.  Good luck, guys! 

kittydoom:

You should always support local businesses, especially bookstores. If you can’t donate, at least reblog to get the word out there.

verybusyandimportant:

This is the single most important thing I’ve ever babbled about on the internet.

My incredible partner Tanner is opening a book store here in Chicago. This is their dream, and what we’ve dedicated the last 7 months of our lives to work towards. He quit his job, he sold the proverbial farm, and we are ready to open Uncharted Books very soon—

but not without help from our friends and our communities. 

Tanner has launched a Kickstarter and we are looking for people to invest to help turn the perfect location in the heart of Chicago’s Logan Square neighborhood from

into a haven for writers, readers, and nerds without refuge.

I know times are tough, I am acutely and personally aware of this fact, so please know that your investment means the world to me and to Tanner and to our future.  Your investment, also, is just that: an investment.  It comes with a reward.  Things like lifetime discounts, free books, swag, and invitations to our investor-only preview party.

Please check out our kickstarter page at http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1945935286/uncharted-books to see all of the cool rewards and read more about the store Tanner is trying to build.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for taking the time to read this and please, please, reblog.

I know I have a lot of Chicagoans and a lot of Independent Bookstore Lovers on my list, so: check this place out!  It’s met the goal for its Kickstart fundraiser, but I still think it’s worth talking about.  I mean, look at some of the rewards it’s offering to the people who donate. That is the kind of bookstore I want to shop in!  And if I didn’t live a thousand miles away, I totally would.  Good luck, guys! 

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But we were there. I am Proud to have been a bookseller. I am proud to have worked for a once generous and supportive company that elevated me professionally and personally. I am proud to have helped endless people, no doubt suffering, find books on dealing with depression and anxiety or the death of a loved one. I’m proud to have put baby books and wedding books and college guides into peoples hands and to have been some small part of their lives for a bit. I’m proud to have given Phillip Pullman a leg up, and Octavia Butler and Muriel Barbery, Craig Thompson, and Malcom Gladwell. I am so proud to have learned so much over the years simply by being surrounded by books and having instant access to so much information and ideas. We were there. We got it.

To those who say this is a market correction, that this is overdue, that conventional publishing is dying: I think back to my Borders family, to all the people who have been a part of my life, even if just for a moment as I helped them shop, I say…You are probably right, but I kindly and respectfully add Fuck You.

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Cory - A Bookseller Without Borders, Day 1 (via laughterkey)

I was a Borders employee for five years, on and off, starting in high school, all the way through college, and for a full year after I graduated.  Borders was family and friends, financial solvency when I was at my worst, and my first real job in my adult life.  I worked every position available in the store, including in the cafe.  I am so, so sorry to see it go.

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