Building Community One Book at a Time

August 23, 2011 at 12:26 pm Leave a comment

In these interesting times with change widely recognized as a permanent condition, new skill-sets are required to successfully deal with the challenges perpetually altering conditions. In Rebel Bookseller Andy Laties offers a perceptive and engaging historical tutorial on acquiring these essential skills.

The book’s subtitle, Why Indie Businesses Represent Everything You Want to Fight For: From Free Speech to Buying Local to Building Community, accurately describes its admirable leitmotif, but sells short the book’s full offering. While the context of his advice is set in the world of books, much of it has more universal applicability, certainly for other independent retailers but also for other endeavors—how to approach any job or task, dealing with the systemic problems of large organizations or ingrained industry practices, etc. Beyond its practical informational attributes, Rebel Bookseller is good reading for anyone interested in the book and its future.

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Entry filed under: books, community building, Valdosta State University.

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