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Today: Jeff Deutsch, author, "In Praise of Good Bookstores"

Jeff Deutsch is the director of Chicago’s Seminary Co-op Bookstores, which in 2019 he helped incorporate as the first not-for-profit bookstore whose mission is bookselling.

In Praise of Good Bookstores, by Jeff Deutsch

• Jeff Deutsch on reading (p. 132): “Engagement with [books] provokes an internal dialogue, a shuffling of hunches, assumptions, and prejudices, bringing texture and insight to the far reaches of our ignorance. The ability to question our own beliefs, to dwell in uncertainty, empathy, or curiosity, to pursue knowledge, beauty, and meaning unstintingly, so that we might make our best attempt at understanding, and to continually put ourselves in spaces that will challenge, not just echo, our assumptions, is an act of citizenship as much as its own individual reward.”

• Jeff Deutsch's vision (p. 160): “My hope is that we, this society struggling to be born, will recall the most important debts – those debts beyond the currency of the banks and financiers – and acquit ourselves of them by building models and systems that allow the gifts we have received, and those we create, to subsequently pass to the next generation.”

Jeff Deutsch’s website

Seminary Co-op Bookstores - you can also join the co-op for free

Also a Poet: Frank O'Hara, My Father, and Me, by Ada Calhoun

Aftermath, by Preti Taneja, published by Transit Books

• John Ruskin, in Sesame and Lilies: “For all books are divisible into two classes: the books of the hour, and the books of all time. Mark this distinction – it is not one of quality only. It is not merely the bad book that does not last, and the good one that does. It is a distinction of species. There are good books for the hour, and good ones for all time; bad books for the hour, and bad ones for all time.” (Pictured on the playlist: this quote’s bronze plaque from the New York Public Library’s Library Way on East 41st Street. See photos.)

Best places to buy a book, a list of Mark’s favorite online booksellers, on his Good Reports site

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Listener comments!

  6:00pm
Rolando:

Yo brethren 😎
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Webhamster Henry:

Bookstores! Are they all O'Reilly books?
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ultradamno:

Mark! Techtobrarians!
  6:03pm
Carmichael:

Marky Mark and his techie bunch.
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DjLorraine:

In.. ; )
  6:05pm
ledzeppelinsucks:

I am in Kennebunk, happy Memorial Day.
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ultradamno:

We've had comfortable moments here in the united states?
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Handy Haversack:

Mark and the Techyon Drives! Excited for today's guest!
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Franco Twinkie:

Great idea Mark - have a 'nice' show.
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Ken From Hyde Park:

I'm here for the techtoque. Need more lighter fluid? 🔥
  6:07pm
Carmichael:

Wait, this isn’t about TikTok?
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Mister Dobalina:

The way this country is going/has been going, there will be no shortage of stuff to talk about.
  6:08pm
Dean:

I know plenty of good bookstores, many of which are by now long gone. But one started in Portland just before the pandemic, and it has managed to survive: Melville Books on NE Alberta. It's a tiny, carefully tended used book shop. The name is not an allusion to Moby Dick. It is in fact the proprietor's name. If Powell's is like the Louvre, requiring several hours of browsing, Melville is like the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena, manageable but not exhausted in an afternoon.
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Dutch 'Bodenheim':

The Bible being a bad book for all time?
  6:09pm
ledzeppelinsucks:

I got a bag of cat food open in reach behind console. The sun roof is open. When I see crows I toss a fist of kibble in the air.
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Franco Twinkie:

In praise of books for the hour - you might meet the author at a party.
  6:10pm
Rolando:

Man now your talking! bookstores are my ‘secret’ love, I visit my second hand book shop weekly. Long live Pulp, long live Book Sharing, long live Book Cases, and magazines in the living room.
  6:10pm
Dean:

Approached less as an embodiment of dysfunctional ideology, but instead as a collective work of literature, the Bible is a (if not the) good book.
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Jeff Moore:

Did Ayn Rand write bad books for all time?
  6:10pm
Bea:

I love that you took a picture of a plaque on Library Way!
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Mark Hurst:

Thx, @Bea, I love the New York Public Library :)
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Franco Twinkie:

Bookstores, cafes and taco stands - my life in a nutshell.
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common:

Books!
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Handy Haversack:

In case you want to buy this book in Jersey City or at the sister store in Greenpoint: shop.wordbookstores.com...

Or if you want to order the book and have the retail percentage go to those bookstores: bookshop.org...
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Mark Hurst:

Hi @Rolando @Webham @ultra @Carmichael @DjLorraine @LedZepS @Handy @Franco @KfHP @Mr.D @Dean @DutchB @Jeff @Bea @common - thanks for joining this evening!
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Webhamster Henry:

My around-the-corner-indie-bookstore owning friend is visiting bookstores in Europe right now.
  6:13pm
chresti - in SF:

Hi mark and company!
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Mark Hurst:

@chresti welcome!
  6:13pm
Rolando:

Long live comics and comic art. Boo to Newspapers!! Yay for my years subscription to the New Yorker.
  6:14pm
P-90:

WITH tchotchkes, all-important
  6:14pm
ledzeppelinsucks:

Hi Mark
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ultradamno:

But does that help? Borders kind of paved the way for sidelines and they're long gone...
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Webhamster Henry:

Here in Kingston we have Rough Draft, which is a bar, with a little food, books, and lots of hang-out and work tables. The comic store that just across the street has a gaming room in the back for D&D, magic and other games.
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herb.nyc:

Giggle, mark said seminary
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Mark Hurst:

@Webham sounds fun. Is there an indie bookstore (not combined with bar etc.) in Kingston?
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Handy Haversack:

@Jeff Moore: "There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs."

--Kung Fu Monkey
  6:18pm
castor:

One of the best things I love about a good bookstore is that you can hang out with no expectation of having to buy things. Bluestockings on the lower east side has always been a haven for queers, radicals and all sorts of locals for just this reason, and they sell locally made zines and art and host some great events too. I used to volunteer there but now they are entirely run as a worker cooperative. So glad it’s still around!
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Franco Twinkie:

Dog Eared Books in San Francisco - on the corner of Valencia and 20th. Go there and die happy.
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solo mon:

Ayn Rand writes toilet paper.
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Mark Hurst:

Another shout-out for public libraries! They would never work if they were proposed for the first time today.
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Thee Tactile Interval:

shout out to Mecosta Book Gallery/The Wizard's Bookshelf in Mecosta, Michigan. www.iswara.com
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Bas NL:

Hi Mark & all!
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Mark Hurst:

@Bas welcome, sir
  6:20pm
Peter from Dover NJ:

I'm bereft of decent bookstores. Mark, will you touch on quality used bookstores vs quality new bookstores?
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ultradamno:

Last time I was at Barnes & Noble there were so many Funko figurines scattered all over the store I thought it was a tribbles situation.
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Handy Haversack:

Ave, Bas!
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Franco Twinkie:

I have four different library cards.
  6:20pm
Dean:

I worked in a public library, tech and public service, throughout the '90s. Even then there was pressure from the community to tighten funding because "everything is on the Internet."
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Mark Hurst:

Dog Eared Books, Mecosta Book Gallery, Rough Draft.. great picks.. *question for listeners* - what other local independent bookstores do you like?
  6:21pm
castor:

I visited one of the first public libraries in Italy, from the Renaissance, and the books were attached to chains so you couldn’t actually take them out of the room.
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Handy Haversack:

I am amazed by and grateful for the used bookstores that manage to hang on in NYC.
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herb.nyc:

I think nyc’s film forum has a documentary on a book shop. Now.
  6:21pm
ledzeppelinsucks:

I did tech support for a law firm on Page Mill Road and Sand Hill Road.
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Handy Haversack:

Word Bookstore in Greenpoint and JC, linked to above.
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Mark Hurst:

@Peter we will mention the Strand again, but I'd be interested to hear from listeners about their picks for independents (used, or new, or like Strand, both)
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Richy4619:

Green Apple books in the Sunset/Richmond districts of SF.
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Franco Twinkie:

Vromans in Pasaden conjoined with Book Soup in West Hollywood. They will fuck up your shit.
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Ken From Hyde Park:

Oblong Books; Rhinebeck, NY.
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Thee Tactile Interval:

Reader's World in Holland, MI. readersworldbookstore.com
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Webhamster Henry:

@Mark Oblong Books in Rhinebeck and Millerton are good indies bookstores, but yes, they also sell non-book items like recordings and a few toys in the kid's departments.
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Handy Haversack:

And Book Thug Nation in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
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Mark Hurst:

Bluestockings. Word Bookstore. Green Apple Books. "Hello, Bookstore" documentary. Vromans. Oblong Books. Reader's World. Book Thug Nation. Others??
  6:24pm
Dean:

A great new/used bookstore in Berkeley, alas, shut down during the pandemic. University Press Books featured a great balance of academic and popular texts.
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Webhamster Henry:

The same goes for Inquiring Minds in New Paltz and Saugerties. The Saugerties branch has a little coffee bar there.
  6:24pm
Dean:

Melville Books, upthread, Mark.
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Franco Twinkie:

Book Alley in Pasadena on the corner of Colorado and Chester. Half a block from Zankou Chicken. Top that.
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Stillwell Coney Islander:

Hi Mark and everyone!
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Mark Hurst:

@Dean sorry yes meant to mention - Melville! Also Inquiring Minds. Book Alley.
  6:25pm
ledzeppelinsucks:

Michigan State University's library's literary artifacts are on the ground floor next to the Red Cedar River. The librarians want them moved to a location that is safe from floods and mold, that would be off campus. Many museums will have to locate to CO, NM or UT to accomplish safety and preservation of artifacts.
  6:25pm
Listener:

I love buying books but I don't always read them...
  6:25pm
Dean:

Franco, Melville is a few stores removed from a superb coffee shop and across the street from a pub. I'm heading to Portland in a week. You'll know where to find me.
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Handy Haversack:

Alabaster Books, right around the corner from the Strand. In old Book Row: untappedcities.com...
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Franco Twinkie:

Good on you Dean.
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Handy Haversack:

Oh! And Myopic Books in Providence -- run by a friend of Trouble's!
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MarciB:

I live in an neighborhood in western Queens that has no bookstore and has not had one for the 22 years I've been here. It sucks.
  6:27pm
ledzeppelinsucks:

UT, CO and NM to preserve artifacts in safety.
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Webhamster Henry:

@Dean when we were in Portland for a week for my son's 10th birthday, we were at Powells every day.
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ultradamno:

www.azquotes.com...
  6:28pm
Dean:

@WH, yep, Powell's is a (cliche, sorry, but true) national treasure.
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Richy4619:

Also Adobe Bookstore in the Mission district of SF.
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Handy Haversack:

Ha, watched that one recently, ultradamno.
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Greg from ZONE 5:

Books are the one thing I allow myself to blow money on and pile up on every available surface in my home. "Restraint" is for all the other parts of my life.
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Webhamster Henry:

Nantucket Bookworks and Mitchell's on the Old Gray Lady of the Sea™ have really close stacks and appropriately Nantucket-y books.
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ultradamno:

One of Willow's many doomed romances....
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Mark Hurst:

@MarciB sounds like an opportunity!
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arb:

Shout out to anyone else who experiences the Mariko Aoki phenomenon
  6:29pm
ledzeppelinsucks:

I like Kings Books in Tacoma. Herbert the cat lives there.
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Handy Haversack:

If one is at all interested in TTRPGs and gaming, orthogonal but related to books, you should really see the Compleat Strategist in Manhattan. The OG. You can still find things from the seventies on the shelves, and the price tag will be honored.
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Mark Hurst:

@Greg I feel it
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solo mon:

Just went to Powells last week! Bought 3 books and spent 3 hours.
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ultradamno:

twitter.com...
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Handy Haversack:

Also, shout out to Hobart, NY and Hobart Book Village: seven(!) used bookstores in a tiny Catskills town. Really worth a visit.
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MarciB:

I always visit the bookstores on Martha's Vineyard when we take our annual vacation there- Bunch of Grapes in Vineyard Haven and Edgartown Books in Edgartown. And the books I get there are my vacation "souvenirs"
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Mark Hurst:

"How to Resist Amazon and Why" - www.ravenbookstore.com...
  6:31pm
wendy del formaggio:

My favorite nearby book stores: The Montague Book Mill in Montague, MA. The Raven in Northampton, MA. And, in Brattleboro, VT: Everyone’s Books and Brattleboro Books. The latter two are new, and used, respectively, and are across the street from each other.
  6:31pm
Dean:

Heading to Denver in July, when I hope to visit Tattered Cover.

Weller Book Works in Salt Lake City was terrific years ago.

Amazon stole the name of a long established feminist bookstore in Minnesota. When challenged in court, Amazon prevailed, and the real Amazon Books had to close.
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Webhamster Henry:

Madison CT has the great RJ Julia. And then there's the Book Barn in Niantic CT.www.onlyinyourstate.com...
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Mark Hurst:

Anyone have a favorite indie bookstore in the Lake George area?
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Handy Haversack:

That Book Mill is great, Wendy!
  6:32pm
castor:

My hometown Waterbury Ct has a downtown area that was once thriving but now is pretty deserted b/c of white flight, there’s barely anyone walking around or businesses besides a couple bars and chains like Dunkin Donuts etc. But there is one used bookstore/cafe that’s really the only place for any community gatherings or to spend a lot of quality time without spending a lot of money, and I try to go there whenever I have time when I visit home.
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Mark Hurst:

@wendy hi! I love the Montague Book Mill - been too long since I visited.
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MarciB:

@Webhamster Henry- yes!!! I've bought books in those Nantucket shops I can't find anywhere else!
  6:33pm
Frankie:

Station 1 Books & Vinyl in Pompton Lakes has a vast curated selection of books and other physical media and I always find great things there.
  6:33pm
Dean:

I second Franco's nomination of Book Alley in Pasadena. Had a blast hanging out there on an afternoon a couple months ago.
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Webhamster Henry:

I was just getting to mentioning Hobart Book village. There used to be a completely different Book Barn complex up near Hobart.
  6:33pm
Barbie:

Amazon rarely allows their books to be available for public libraries
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ultradamno:

Algorithm fails, like how Netflix made The Babadook a gay icon
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Zinn The Mood:

Great subject and conversation, thanks Mark.

Absolutely love used bookstores. Fave in NYC are Book Thug and Human Relations in Bushwick. Found an extraordinarily cool and amazing one upstate last year called The Barn (I think) that is literally in a converted barn way off the beaten path near RT 23/24, if I remember correctly.

Often wonder how they get stock, estate sales?
  6:34pm
Listener:

I think for most people it comes down to PRICE...
If a book is available for a few dollars cheaper, and you don't have to drive to drive to get it...
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Handy Haversack:

K8 adds Elliot Bay Books in Seattle and Hungry Mind in St. Paul, MN, and Greenlight in Brooklyn.

Hoping to get back there this summer, Webhamster (and out to my cider guy in West Fulton!).
  6:34pm
wendy del formaggio:

Hi Mark! Hi Handy! I propose a summertime Techtonic summit at the Montague Book Mill. ❤️
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Webhamster Henry:

I suppose City Lights is still going in San Francisco.
  6:35pm
Dean:

Harry Ames, who by now must have met his maker, ran a splendid used bookstore in Whittier, CA, for years. He retired to Grass Valley and opened the store there after the '88 earthquake. The Whittier store was wall-to-wall hidden treasures.
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Mark Hurst:

@Dean sorry to hear about the Amazon Books case - reminds me of when Amazon (the company) commandeered the top-level-internet domain for Amazon, taking it away from... the Amazon river. I haven't researched what ended up happening there.
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Franco Twinkie:

This is me: I waste the morning reading the New Yorker at a cafe, read the book reviews then go buy a book I've never heard of. Two hours later I am immersed in a world I didn't know existed, written by an author I've never heard of.
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MarciB:

I also love the Hemingway Bar at Behind the Bookstore in Edgartown, MA. Have an adult beverage or coffee, and read to your heart's content on a cloudy day...
  6:35pm
wendy del formaggio:

By “summit,” I mean, roam around quietly and then convene at the coffee shop there and review our finds and enjoy each other’s company.
  6:36pm
Dean:

William Stout Architecture Books in SF, a magnificent specialist bookstore, both new and used.
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Mark Hurst:

@wendy I would love that!
  6:36pm
castor:

@Webhamster I love the Book Barn! They used to have a huge friendly cat at one location. But I just loved to chill in one of their little nooks in those old buildings.
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Handy Haversack:

Wendy, we'll be in the Pioneer Valley 6/24-26 (maybe /27) ...
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herb.nyc:

Many years ago, a New Yorker article on Amazon said (paraphrased)-“Amazon wants to be the top book seller. If it happens to destroy the book industry in the process then so be it”. Fook ‘em.
  Swag For Life Member 6:36pm
Zinn The Mood:

Will someone enlighten me to the validity of Thrift Books online, in terms of confirming if they’re independent or some hidden part of the evil Amazon conglomerate sprawl?
  6:36pm
wendy del formaggio:

Mark and Handy: Expect an email soon…
  6:37pm
Peter from Dover NJ:

And here I thought that the wine business was inefficient.
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Webhamster Henry:

I used to live convenient to the remains of the 4th avenue used book stores. The Drama Bookstore recently moved in NYC, thanks to Lin Manuel Miranda.
  6:38pm
chresti - in SF:

SF rocks!
  6:39pm
Dean:

Downtowne Bookstore in Riverside, CA, in the shadow of the Mission Inn, down an alley, is pretty good.
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Franco Twinkie:

Word up Chresti! The Booksmith on Haight Street.
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Handy Haversack:

Zinn, Mark and I had a conversation about that very topic. There was some things that made me think they were kind of antilabor and looking to automate and eliminate workers. But I couldn't find much more out, and it was from a long time ago.

Looking back at the e-mails, this was a warning flag to me from their Wiki: "ThriftBooks' business model 'is based on achieving economies of scale through automation.'"

And then this, but from 2006, so how much it applies right now?

www.bizjournals.com...
  6:40pm
JJ NY-SC:

The local independent bookstore here in Santa Cruz is Bookshop Santa Cruz. It's not my favorite. That remains The Strand on 12th Street in NYC. But I'm glad to have a store to walk into and to order books from if they're not on the shelf.
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Mxter Baba:

yes! City Lights in SF is going strong!
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Webhamster Henry:

I used to be one of the people slithering among stacks of unsold cut-outs in the Strand basement.
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Mxter Baba:

and Christopher's on Potrero Hill (shout out to the little neighborhood bookstores!)
  6:42pm
Dean:

Blackwell's on Broad Street in Oxford was my daily pilgrimage when I worked at the Bodleian Library in '87. Damn if it wasn't just purchased by Waterstones.

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2022/feb/28/waterstones-acquires-blackwells-the-uks-biggest-independent-bookseller
  6:42pm
Barbie:

Amazon bought Abe books which they will monetize soon.
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Handy Haversack:

Baba Beekins!
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Webhamster Henry:

Sustainable living people often point out the need for meaningful metrics.
  6:43pm
Dean:

Those metrics are (or can be) useful, but one can argue with low prices.
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Richy4619:

eh, Mayor Ed Lee might've granted the bookstores some money but he also helped price out a huge swath of low income SF citizens by enabling big tech
  6:43pm
Listener:

@Barbie
How will abe books be different than now?
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Franco Twinkie:

Back in the day JJ, Logos on Pacific Ave. was THE bookstore in Santa Cruz. The young me was always digging though the dusty stacks, sneezing my head off.
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Mark Hurst:

I should also mention the Unoppressive Non-Imperialist Bargain Bookstore, in NYC's West Village - the owner recently spoke on a local panel (video is available): www.villagepreservation.org...
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Dutch 'Bodenheim':

amazon and the likes are progressively quantifying the stupidity of the average reader who has no idea of where to find a good book by agressivily promoting what sells over what actually contains a valuable read
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Marshall Stacks:

Hey JJ NY-SC, check out Two Birds Books on 41st Ave. It's not The Strand, but it's also not Bookshop Santa Cruz.
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Webhamster Henry:

LET'S PUT THOSE BOOKS ON THE BOOKCHAIN!
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Mxter Baba:

and SF has The Green Arcade! and Green Apple (north AND south)! and Fabulosa in the Castro! And Medicine For Nightmares on 24th! <3 <3 <3
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ultradamno:

Two last hours (for the time being) of the ARBitrarium in 15....stick around.
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Dean:

Revolution Books in Berkeley, and maybe still in LA
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Dutch 'Bodenheim':

for me lately: everything by or about Nietzsche
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Franco Twinkie:

That bookstore on Saint Marks Place in the East Village? Help me out people.
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Dean:

Lots of fiction has subtitles! DeFoe? Richardson?
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Dutch 'Bodenheim':

second hand book stores where once in a while true pearls can be found - either dumped because red or dumped because not understood or....just dumped
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Handy Haversack:

Dutch, if you can find it: cup.columbia.edu...
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chresti:

The book chain
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Mxter Baba:

…and Bound Together anarchist bookstore on Haight, and Adobe Books co-op, and Dog Eared Books…
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Dutch 'Bodenheim':

Aw. Nice. Thx Handy.... will look into it
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castor:

There’s so many small book stores in Brooklyn now. Mil Mundos was founded by a former Bluestockings worker and has a lot of rad stuff in Spanish. Molasses has books, a cafe AND alcohol.
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Handy Haversack:

Oh, goodness, R.E.M. at peak cuteness.
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JJ NY-SC:

@Marshal Stacks: I'll check them out. I've heard of them but I don't get out much so I haven't been.
I'll make a point of going.
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Handy Haversack:

Thanks, castor!
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Franco Twinkie:

Oh no!
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Dean:

Anybody interested in Nietzsche should read Brian Leiter, who happens to teach at U Chicago.
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Mxter Baba:

and hello, Mark and Handy and all my WFMU pals :-) thanks for being here
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castor:

@Twinkie there’s East Village Books and Printed Matter on St Marks
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chresti:

I hope arbitrairium returns immediately
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ultradamno:

I miss In Real Life...
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chresti:

Thanks Mark!
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Mxter Baba:

and Shakespeare and Co in Chehalis, WA, of all places. A queer bookstore in the middle of a very conservative area! If you're driving the 5 between Seattle and Portland, stop in and say hi!
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Dean:

Everybody should read Walter Benjamin's little essay, "Unpacking My Library."
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arb:

Thanks Mark, it's been a huge honor following the most urgent show on the air!
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Zinn The Mood:

@marciB I’m also in W Queens and it’s the bane of my existence having been a resident here for almost 30 years that there has not been one used bookstore!!

Also, someone said Bluestockings is back? Looked for it a few months ago and it want there. Though in a weird serendipity found some temporary small outpost in Alphabet City that they were situated though completely pared down.
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ultradamno:

New Jen Calleja book coming, I always love her stuff twitter.com...
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arb:

yes to the temporal bandwith mention!
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castor:

@Zinn it’s on Suffolk Street now, btwn Delancey and Rivington
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Ken From Hyde Park:

I like coming across cabinets on the streets where you can take-a-book or leave-a-book.
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Mxter Baba:

Bluestockings is alive and well and hosting an interview with Maia Kobabe, author of the ALA's "most challenged book of 2021" bluestockings.com...
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ultradamno:

This is a good one by her out now twitter.com...
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Franco Twinkie:

Castor, I remember buying a book called San Francisco Night in the mid 80's there that my sister lost in her trash heap of a house.The bookstore was next to a biker store called The Pit. I still have my patches I bought there. I wisely didn't lend them to my sister.
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ultradamno:

There used to be a book store in my home town called Readmore...
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Dutch 'Bodenheim':

@Handy - Found the book at big store BOL in Englisch....
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castor:

@Twinkie, was it partly below street level?
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ultradamno:

I guess there's still one in Richmond www.readmorebooks.com
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Franco Twinkie:

I think so.
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Handy Haversack:

Nice, Dutch!

Many thanks, Mark! This was a real gift. As so many Techtonic episodes are. Thanks so much for the conversation and for stressing how we experience time as subject to human choice when we can disconnect from the machine enough to remember our own agency.

Stay disconnected, friends!
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Mister Dobalina:

Week after week, Mark hits you with that knowledge!!
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Rolando:

Bravo for a wonderful interview. 🏅🎖🥇
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Dean:

Good reading isn't only an opportunity for ideological agon. It also demands epistemological query. Am I getting this? If so, how. If not, why?
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Bas NL:

Thanks Mark!
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Dutch 'Bodenheim':

thx Mark
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kaliss:

Rust Belt Books in Buffalo, NY - Amazing Used Bookstore!
It's currently for sale, I believe -
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Mxter Baba:

thank you , Mark!
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castor:

I think that’s east village books, it’s right near Tompkins. They got great stuff!
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Fishtown Mike:

Great show, Mark!
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ultradamno:

The best book movie is Evil Dead
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castor:

Thanks Mark and everyone!
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Franco Twinkie:

Thanks Mark. I feel like reading now.
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Dutch 'Bodenheim':

Evil Dead 2 ya mean :-)
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ultradamno:

(OK, it has a reading from books is bad message, but still)

NO, I meant EVIL DEAD
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ultradamno:

👹
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Dutch 'Bodenheim':

hmmm... Claatu Verato Ni-cough--- there i said it
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ultradamno:

(I mean the trees and the laughing girl...)
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P-90:

Thanks
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Webhamster Henry:

Nilsson wrote this for Midnight Cowboy, but ended up singing Fred Neils "Everybody's Talkin'"
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Zinn The Mood:

Thanks for that on Thrift, Handy. Will look when I can.

Sorry, distracted here w/kids, etc.

Thanks for the great show, Mark.
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castor:

Hi ARB! It’s been such a pleasure, happy to be here for the this. Hope you come back soon <3
  7:57pm
smilerwithaknife:

Bad Animal, Santa Cruz CA
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