a selection of wonderful books and zines at fair prices
I'll be at @global_gallery till 8, folks!
With @carmenestelleceramics, @ameliacancrochet, and @discohunnybee!
I feel like I’ve gotten lots of new followers lately, so I thought I should kind of introduce myself and explain a little about where I’m coming from.
Hi. I’m Charlie (the one on the right). I started Bookspace three years ago because I’ve never wanted to be anything as much as I wanted to be a bookseller, and it’s really lucky that it turns out I love doing it. I hope to one day open a space, but until then I’m happy to continue as I have been, selling books and zines at markets and occasionally hosting events. In addition to a bookseller, I am a parent, a writer, a bicyclist, a psychologist, a music person, an advocate for the demise of capitalism, an empath, sort of an artist, a person who enjoys playing sports and other games, and probably lots of other things too. I consider myself a dabbler.
I think reading is a wonderful thing to supplement our direct interaction with the world. I think nonfiction is important; we need to learn our history and benefit from others’ stories. I think fiction is important; we need to build empathy and imagine other possible circumstances and worlds. Reading is a creative process, where we exercise our imaginations and constantly integrate new information with what we already have. Reading books is not always easy, especially in our “progressing” world which is more and more invested in our constant distraction. It is a practice, which takes focus and commitment, but it’s a good illustration of the rewards of delayed gratification, and it’s a joy unlike anything else one can experience.
Anyway, thank you for your support, and thank you for reading. ❤️📚
#books #bookseller #zines #booksaregreat #zinesaregreat #bookspacecolumbus #columbus #anticapitalism #anarchism #feminism #thanksforreading #ilovemysweetieboy
Just a reminder about this pop-up on Sunday. If you haven't seen me in a while, this would be a great time. I'll have tons of great books, and it'll be a nice, relaxed time with some great folks.
#books #popup #ilovebooks #ithinktheyregreat #globalgallery
All set up at @thecityflea! Come say hi, Cincinnati!
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😎Two markets this weekend!😎
-Saturday 9/15, @thecityflea, Washington Park, Cincinnati from 10-4
-Sunday 9/16, @sunlight_market, Gay Street downtown Columbus from 11-3
#books #zines #market #sunlightmarket #thecityflea #pleasenorain #seriously