The Bookmark

The Thanksgiving holiday is a welcome opportunity for us to convey our thanks to the many people in the community who support Politics & Prose. We’ve enjoyed another year of great books and literary programs and, as a result of your sustained patronage, P&P continues to thrive.

At a time especially when new terrorist attacks around the world have generated pain, suffering, and fear, places like bookstores remain vital spaces where people can join together as part of a vibrant, free, and engaged community. All of us at P&P value highly whatever contribution the store can make in serving as a reassuring haven in which people can gather, browse, converse, and enjoy coffee or a meal.

In the four-and-a-half years since we assumed ownership, we’ve been especially heartened by the many words of encouragement from customers and by the terrific enthusiasm expressed about the store. This community is so fortunate to have so many people who understand the importance of buying local, who see special value in maintaining an independent bookstore, and who believe in P&P’s larger mission of promoting the discussion of literature and ideas. Such loyal backing enables the store to go on providing expert customer service and hundreds of free author events a year, as well as classes, programs, book groups, trips and an in-house printing machine.

At the same time, we don’t take success for granted. We know we can always do better. And we trust that you won’t be shy about letting us know how we can improve.

Our gratitude to one and all. And Happy Thanksgiving!

— Brad and Lissa