Thursday, October 20, 2011

Junot Díaz on the importance of community bookstores

‘A neighborhood bookstore is only a business by accident; what it really is a place where a community can gather over ideas, over art, over learning; it is a place where readers are made and nurtured, a place where stories are kept for those who would find them.  G.K. Chesterton said "People must have houses, they must have conversations and they must have stories."  For readers and would be readers a neighborhood bookstores provides all three.  A neighborhood without a bookstore is like a house without windows.’

Junot Díaz
Author of Drown & The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao


Join us at East Harlem Café on Friday October 21st for a fun get together in support of the '40K in 40 days' campaign. Meet amazing Latino authors, participate in fabulous raffles, and contribute to the campaign while you hang out with fellow book lovers and bookstore supporters.

'40K in 40 days' FUNraiser!

When: Friday October 21st, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Where: East Harlem Café, Lexington Ave and 104th Street
Suggested donation: $10


Join the Founder's Circle by Sunday October 23rd, to guarantee a dollar for dollar match!

To join the Founder's Circle, visit the '40K in 40 days' campaign site: 

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