It’s Bookshop Day!

(Addendum/Correction:  It’s Bookshop Day in the United Kingdom and Ireland.  I live in the United States, and until now I was unaware that the U.S. is not observing Bookshop Day on this date.  Please accept my apologies.  I should have researched this more carefully because the source is an article which originated on the other side of the Atlantic. Nevertheless, please consider taking a look at the article in The Guardian.  A link appears at the end of this post.) Sadly, it’s unlikely I’ll be participating — that means spending money — in this year’s Bookshop Day, which is today, darn … Continue reading It’s Bookshop Day!

New Bookstore Coming Soon to Queens, NY

Bookstores aren’t easy to find anymore, especially if you aren’t in the Downtown area of a city. If you live in the Kew Gardens section of Queens, pretty soon you’ll have a chance to shop in a storefront bookstore near your home: https://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20170516/kew-gardens/kew-gardens-bookstore-the-queens-bookshop-81-63-lefferts-blvd?utm_source=New+York+City&utm_campaign=7c8fac6c53-Mailchimp-NYC&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_4f5d8e7caa-7c8fac6c53-132382133 Continue reading New Bookstore Coming Soon to Queens, NY

Armistead Maupin Quote

Maybe Bill O’Reilly, Glenn Beck and other right-wing propagandists will dispute this statement.  After all, their books are never shelved in a “Men’s Studies” section.  Poor Bill, Glenn and their pals have to cope when their writing is put on conspicuous display in the front of the store with the bestsellers.  It’s their job to beat. Yes, I’ve thought of Ann Coulter and Nancy Grace.  Let’s not go off-topic. If you want to know who the oppressed minorities in America are, simply look at who gets their own shelf in the bookstore:  A black shelf, a women’s shelf and a … Continue reading Armistead Maupin Quote