July 22, 2011 7:30pm
Friday, July 22nd at 7:30PM, Andy Laties will lead a panel titled “Rebel Booksellers” at Greenlight Bookstore on 686 Fulton Street in Brooklyn, NY. Laties, author of Rebel Bookseller: Why Indie Bookstores Represent Everything You Want to Fight for from Free Speech to Buying Local to Building Communities, will be in conversation with Christine Onorati from WORD, Jessica Stockton Bagnulo from Greenlight Bookstore, and other independent booksellers. Read more about the event here.
The revival of independent bookselling has already begun and is one of the amazing stories of our times. Bookseller Andy Laties wrote the first edition of Rebel Bookseller six years ago, hoping it would spark a movement. Now, with this new edition from Seven Stories Press, Laties’s book can be a rallying cry for everyone who wants to better understand how the rise of the big bookstore chains has led in some ways to their decline, and how even in the face of electronic readers from three of America’s largest and most successful companies—Apple, Amazon, and Google—the movement to support locally owned independent stores, especially bookstores, is on the rise. Andy talks this evening with booksellers on the front lines of a new era of independent bookstores, and shares his radical ideas for new projects and innovations.