Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Bookstore Quotes

"What I say is a town isn't a town without a bookstore. It may call itself a town, but unless it's got a bookstore it knows it's not fooling a soul."
---Neil Gaiman

"I went to a bookstore and asked the saleswoman, 'Where's the self-help section.' She said if she told me it would defeat the purpose."
--George Carlin

"A bookstore is one of the only pieces of evidence we have that people are still thinking."
--Jerry Seinfeld

"A man in a bookstore buys a book on loneliness and every woman in the store hits on him. A woman buys a book on loneliness and the store clears out."
--Doug Coupland

From Book Love: A Celebration of Writers, Readers, and the Printed and Bound Book. Edited by James Charlton and Bill Henderson and published by Bill Henderson's Pushcart Press.

And Bill Henderson, by the way, has another marvelous new book out, All My Dogs: A Life. A a memoir told through the lens of the dogs he has had over the years. Highly recommended!

Tom Campbell

Friday, August 19, 2011

28 Views of Durham?

27 Views of Chapel Hill has just arrived, and it looks like a great collection.

It's a fine companion to 27 Views of Hillsborough, which came out last year. Lots of excellent writers in both of these books.

Now somebody needs to do one of these for Durham. But in all modesty, I think it will have to be called "28 Views of Durham." Durham being, of course, bigger and better..!

Howls of outrage from Hillsborough and Chapel Hill folks to: Appreciations from Durham to the same.