The Guardian publishes interviews with people who run bookstores. This one is publisher Karin Hayes and writer Ann Pratchett, who opened Parnassus Book in Nashville, Tennessee, because Pratchett decided she could not live in a city without a bookstore. They even have their dogs on the staff!
When asked about what the biggest surprise was about running a bookstore, Hayes said: “The people. This really is a family—my bookselling family. And I’m always amazed at how far people are willing to travel to come to the bookstore.”
Bookstores are the soul of a city and it’s good to know that when they don’t find one, some people will just open one of their own!
Read the interview: https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/oct/03/interview-with-a-bookstore-parnassus-books-ann-patchetts-store-in-nashville. The interviews are part of the Guardian Books Network.