Cynthia Reyes knows that I would love to morph the virtual cafe and bookstore into the real thing at some point in the future and here is a wonderful interview with the owner of Fanfare Books in Stratford Ontario.. thanks Cynthia.. one step closer.
Let’s face it: you have to really love books to own a bookstore these days.
That’s what I say to Bob Newland, owner of Fanfare Books in Stratford, Ontario.
Credit: Dale Ratcliffe
Q. Owning a bookstore doesn’t seem like a way to get rich quick. Why do you do it?
A: You are right: money is not the motivator. But the store provides many other satisfactions:
1)The people- I get to hobnob with the most intelligent, erudite and well-read people on the planet.
2)The books- Everyday is Christmas!
3) Sundry satisfactions- While it doesn’t happen as often in reality as it does in The Little Paris Bookshop, every now and then someone will say that a book that I sold them years ago made a profound change in them. Often a book is a personal thing and it’s nice to think that I have made a difference, however small, in…
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