On Beattie's Book Blog, read about Ann Patchett speaking with Diane Rehm on NPR regarding her new bookstore.
My questions are:
a) Are we operating an icebox in the age of Frigidaire or Cryovac, freeze-dryer, Guinness "widgets" and instant-heat-pills?*
b) Can we really sustain a 3,000 sq-ft store?
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*A better comparison might be selling vegetables versus juiced vegetables. Nowadays, people get their 9 helpings of daily vegetable requirements through a couple of chug-a-lugs. There is no need to cook or to work that jaw eating pounds of raw vegetables. It accomplishes the same result, right?
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