With all the closures due to the coronavirus pandemic, we have lost physical access to libraries as well as chain and local bookstores. Our access may be diminished, but our need for entertainment—or if we can’t be entertained, at least some kind of distraction—has wildly increased.
The appeal of audiobooks lies in their ability to give someone the experience of a novel within the always-on-the-go lifestyle that our culture has embraced. Prior to the wide availability of audiobooks, for many there simply isn’t enough time in the day to sit down and read a book. A book’s greatest strength, its ability to allow one to escape from reality, was also its greatest weakness, as it meant that time couldn’t be spent doing other things.
Founded in 1972 by Sam Hamill, Tree Swenson, William O’Daly, and Jim Gautney, Copper Canyon Press started out selling hand-bound, letterpressed limited editions of poetry books out of the trunks of their cars. Today, over forty years later, with nearly 500 poetry titles under its belt and operating out of a white clapboard house in […]
By Kacie Peterson What better way to spend your vacation than immersed in a good book, eating seafood at its finest, and having a beautiful ocean view all in one? It’s a perfect place to buy that paperback you’ve wanted to read while lying on the beach. Upon entering this lovely little hidden treasure, one […]