My agent, Weronika Janczuk, forwarded this email to me a week or so ago and I forgot to post about it here:
I’ve gotten sick of reading the bookstore obituaries in the publishing news, so I’m starting a viral campaign to get people, on one day, to go buy books from their local bookstore. Might not end up changing the tides, but it’s something small I can do and I’m getting a good response so far. Here are the details for you to pass on to your friends/family/fellow booklovers:
Who: You and all the book-lovers in your life
When: June 25th, the first Saturday of Summer!
Where: Your local bookstore (and if you don’t have one near you, Powell’s ships)
Why: Because bookstores are dropping like flies and we want them to stay alive
Thanks for passing this along to whomever you think would want to get on board.
Andrea Brown Literary Agency
Prefer to read on your god-damned Walmazart Kindle? Then buy a book for a book-lover you know!
Mark your calendars! DO IT!