Naomi Shihab Nye was at Book People today to read from her new novel for teens - Going Going. It is about Florrie who starts a movement in her family and high school to support local stores. I hope many teens read it and absorb the message. Enough Big Box stores - the local, independent, unique stores need our support. Or each city in the US will look like other cities - nothing distinctive - just a bunch of similar looking stip malls and bix box stores. Yuk!!
By the way - Book People won the Publishers Weekly's Best U.S. Bookseller award for 2005. Book People rocks - Austin is so lucky.