book by book

Any bookish person who has moved knows the problem—books are heavy, and when you pack several into a box, it’s hard to carry. In other words, books are a pain to move. But when you’re a bookstore and have lots of book lovers who can help, moving becomes easier. In a small town in England, October Books moved from one location to another with a little help from their friends. A human chain passed books from the old store to the new one, making quick and easy work of the move. I was thinking that I wish I could have been there to help, but I probably would have just slowed things down, stopping to read them all one by one. Anyway, NPR has the whole story here, so you can see how a community can help save a local bookstore.