Wednesday, February 19, 2020

In Praise of Courageous Bookstores

In today's turbulent literary realms, two strong lanterns light the night.  Even in these communication-fraught times, family-owned businesses in Palo Alto and Santa Cruz still sustain an open marketplace.  The Hidden Women series gratefully resides in both collections.  

These brave purveyors of knowledge welcomed the books, even though Amazon prints and distributes them.  As a result, Bell's Books of Palo Alto  and the Bookshop Santa Cruz can offer a selection of books by local authors, and at lower prices.

All who cherish sanctuaries filled floor-to-ceiling with cerebral treasures pay homage to these beacons of a free society.