Posted by: Burlington Public Library (WA) | March 21, 2012

Must-see video

There are two things I want you to know about this piece of video.

1.  You’ve just got to watch it: great American writer Ann Patchett on the Colbert Report.  TWICE she has him speechless.  It’s hysterical.  She takes him out at the knees.

2.  Her point is wonderful: the resurgence, and need for, independent bookstores in our country.  They only miss one little crucial reality:  libraries.  You’ll see what I mean.

So watch and enjoy… just be sure and shout at the screen at that moment of complete library obliviousness on both their parts.  Stand up for libraries.  Shake your fist.  Then go to an independent bookstore and buy an Ann Patchett book.  😉

—Mary Beth

P.S.  Oh, what’s that you say?  We don’t have an independent bookstore in Skagit County?  Well, here’s how to fix that.

P.S.S.  What’s she written?  Oh my goodness: Bel Canto.  State of Wonder.  Run.  You’ve got a treat in store…


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