This is a past event.

O Brother, O Sister, Where Are Thou: A Readers' Community Meeting 

When: Wed., April 27, 7 p.m. 2011
Price: free
You'd have to be not paying attention to miss the slow decline of the bookstore. A couple months ago, Border's declared bankruptcy, while in January, Amazon announced that sales of its eBooks had officially overtaken those of the dead-tree variety. Closer to home, we've seen Cody's and Comic Relief go under as declining revenues continue to plague the Bay Area's remaining indie bookstores. One of those bookstores, Oakland's Diesel (5433 College Ave.) presents a "community dialogue" on Wednesday, April 27, about the state of the bookstore - and indeed the book itself - in the face of Amazon and eReaders, and about how local merchants can serve readers and continue to make a profit. It probably won't be the most uplifting conversation you'll have all week, but it's important. 7 p.m., free. 510-653-9965 or
— Ellen Cushing


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a review

Roll over stars and click to rate.

Anonymous and pseudonymous comments will be removed.




Submit an event

Popular Events

  • Eastlake Mid-Autumn Festival (Fairs, Festivals, & Fiestas)

  • Wine Walk on the Waterfront (Culinary & Wine)

  • Underwoman and the Believers (Rock & Pop)

    • Buy from TicketFly

© 2018 East Bay Express    All Rights Reserved
Powered by Foundation