It has been the mother of all summers and at long last the rain is bringing back the green. We know you’ve bought lots of books - earning the heartfelt gratitude of booksellers everywhere - and we hope you have enjoyed disappearing into them.
While we lay on beaches and in deckchairs under seemingly unending blue skies trying to ignore our devices (and perhaps the news), the sun did little to bring light and enlightenment into the darkness that seems to have invaded the hearts and minds of many of the world’s politicians.
They are still chasing that elusive electorate, not realizing that what we need is not to be chased but to be led. We need brave, honest and committed women and men who possess the courage to speak out against the mob(mentality), call out injustices and perhaps most importantly dare to imagine, voice and create a new and shared vision of a future that reflects the dreams of a bigger, more global community.
We know they are out there these would-be leaders. All we have to do is vote for them!
So if you listen carefully, you will hear the pitter-patter of elections coming your way; they are local, they are national, they are close by and far away. This is the time to discuss, to challenge, to question; ourselves, each other and our politicians. Who are we, what are our values, who do we want to be? There is no time like the present to put our money where our mouth is - on small changes and seismic events - in order to show future generations that we did more than shake our heads and turn away.
Welcome back! Let us pay attention. It matters and it’s going to be exciting!
We are also very excited to be able to offer a list of wonderful events at the shop this Fall season.
We hope you will find a talk, a concert or a book launch to inspire you! Check out our events to meet some of the inspiring speakers and performers we look forward to welcoming.
Isabella & the staff of Books & Company