Think before you speak. Read before you think.— Fran Lebowitz
Romantic Independent Bookstores quotations
If I'm ever stranded, I hope it's in a bookstore.
Decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves.
Don't patronize the chain bookstores.
Every time I see some author scheduled to read and sign his books at a chain bookstore, I feel like telling him he's stabbing the independent bookstores in the back.
A free people ought not only be armed and disciplined, but they should have sufficient arms and ammunition to maintain a status of independence from any who might attempt to abuse them. Which would include their own government.
I wouldn’t have a career if it weren’t for independent bookstores.
Acknowledgements With grateful thanks to the three least-appreciated and hardest-working proselytizers of the written word: independent bookstores, librarians, and teachers.
The individual writer is a lonely figure in the wilderness of agents, editors, chain bookstores, and dwindling numbers of independents. The stronger MWA can be, the better it can serve us, and the more respect it can bring to bear in dealing with the problems most of us face every day.
Many life's longest mile is the stretch from dependence to independence
The only people who have never had a problem with me speaking in their venues are independent bookstores and libraries. Universities and humanities councils have canceled me, but never an independent bookstore.
My first signing was at my hometown independent bookstore and everyone in the world came. It was so nice. My family was there, my parents, everybody I worked with, all my friends. So I had this great first reading with a like hundred people there.
I think it's crazy, crazy that book tours lose so much money.
They shouldn't. Book tours should be part of what keeps independent bookstores vibrant and profitable.