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We Got Hacked: Here's What Happened

Posted by Chris Capizzi on

It's Tuesday morning, April 26, 2022. I'm making coffee, easing into what will hopefully be a pretty satisfying day of organizing at the warehouse. Jenny's getting ready in the bedroom. I get a direct message on Instagram. It's a previous customer. And, it's all downhill from there.
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O sacred spirited bookselling mornings

Posted by Sarah Bofenkamp on

A Good Used Book's sole remote worker, I spent this past Sunday watching the virtual goings-on of the Brain Dead Book Fair with the pride and longing I experience from most every sale: in person or in stories. I watched people buy Vonneguts and movie tie-ins, Stephen King deep-cuts and Colette classics, Einsteins and Erica Jongs.
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It always comes back to the books

Posted by Sarah Bofenkamp on

“Why do I voyage so much? And write so little?” Lawrence Ferlinghetti once asked himself... despite all of the books he had already written, and the one he was writing right then. It is like how I find myself asking "Why do I do so much? And read so little?" only to remember the books I have already closed, and the one open in my lap.
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To Live and Work in LA

Posted by Chris Capizzi on

It’s hard working together, even after or especially because Jenny and I have been together for 19 years. We went to college at the same time - she helped me wrap my head around Shakespeare while I installed her thesis (during a blizzard!). We spent 8 months living out of an egg camper hitched to a Jetta, getting out of our Maryland cul-de-sacs and ending up in the armpit of Koreatown with no plans or means.
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On the noble weight of reading

Posted by Sarah Bofenkamp on

Books are amazing. Think about it: hours of entertainment and miles of language, a story with physical weight and no monthly fee. I like to imagine the personal library that could be built with a year's worth of commercial free Hulu subscriptions or the house with a couch that faces floor to ceiling shelves, the vertical titles of books to browse instead of channels.
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