I love this quote about what it means to be a bookseller

“Bookselling was and is for me a cultural and political expression, an expression of progressive change, of a challenge to oppressive authority, of a search for a community of values which can act as an underpinning of a better world. The true profit in bookselling is the social profit; the bottom line, the measure of the impact of the bookshop on the community.”–A. David Schwartz (1938-2004)

2 thoughts on “I love this quote about what it means to be a bookseller

  1. Good quote. The power of books and literature and those who sell them to enable social change.
    It reminds me of another quote I read yesterday, on an apron of all things, as I was walking past a shop. It’s more individualistic than social, but it’s pushing the importance of books…

    If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.
    Marcus Tullius Cicero

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