The founder of Take Your Child to a Bookstore Day, Jenny Milchman, said in a public service messgage, “Bookstores hold a place in the hearts and times of our community. They are places to discover an author, a story, a life. Nothing affords the conversation and interaction among books and book lovers that a bookstore does. In the future, whether you download your story of pluck a volume off a shelf, a bookstore will be able to accommodate. But in order for bookstores to flourish and thrive, we must expose future generations to the unique pleasures they offer.”
If you’re heading out to shop today, stop in a your local bookstore.