Um…ok, I’m kinda nervous to post this, and I don’t want to step on toes.
Lately I’ve seen a big push about “horrible box stores” (admittedly not bookstore chains specifically but still) and supporting smaller stores and independents (and booklr seems to love the aesthetic of independent bookstores) - and while that’s great, I wanna say something about box bookstores (or well, bookstore) and independents in the US.
As of this writing (Jan 2017), Barnes & Noble is pretty much the biggest bookstore chain in the US, especially since Borders closed. Book-a-Million is also around still I think, but… It’s pretty much just Barnes & Noble.
Please shop at Barnes & Noble.
Support independent bookstores, of course! I’m not saying for one moment that you shouldn’t.
Do not buy books from Amazon if you can help it - especially not new.
I say this because…Barnes & Noble, for places like where I live, is the only bookstore around. Literally for miles. And I mean for the next 1-3 hours of travel. We have no independent bookstores. We have a few, but they close quickly because there just isn’t a sustainable market here for them.
I know if they close I could just order my books online, but…the atmosphere would be gone. The events. The book signings. In a sense, my home-away-from-home. Libraries are great, of course, but it’s not quite the same, and my library system tends to cater to either the young or the elderly, and not much in between - or so it feels.
Ok…not sure I really…worded things great, but I’m tired and - with the opening of Amazon’s physical bookstores - just a little worried about my store closing like: Waldensbooks, Borders, Books-a-Million, and the independent bookstore a few years ago.
Another experimental piece, still learning the medium… So, the process photos were taken with my shitty phone camera, so they all came out looking somewhat dark, but the finished version (top) was taken with a decent camera and digitally processed to look more like the original. :)
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I started writing this Kabby fic months ago! Like… just after the finale… but I got stuck and it joined the pile of half done fics I have.
It’s mostly just head cannons and fluff. I hope you enjoy!
The Names We Use- Kabby
Her parents name her Abigail; they found it in a book of
baby names that was stored on the ark computers. The book tells them that
Abigail has a Hebrew origin and means Father’s Joy. Her family is not religious
but her dad immediately loves the name. Even before she is born he is certain
that she will be the best thing he’s ever done.