Consider the Elephant: Nine Ways to Feel a Bookstore

David Malki !
From the November/December 2011 issue of
Poets & Writers Magazine

For the average author, a bookstore can be either a place of solace or a source of anxiety—a sacred temple of literature or an intimidating marketplace where only the bestseller survives. The bookstore is many things to many different people, but in the age of Amazon, is it really the best place to sell a book?