For many of us, the holiday season is a time to reflect on another year gone by and a new one dawning. At P&P, our thoughts turn gratefully to all of you. We feel very fortunate to be part of a community of readers and engaged citizens who rely on books and authors to help make sense of the world and find comfort, guidance, and deeper meaning in our lives. Never has our mission as an independent bookstore seemed of greater service than it has during this past year, and never has the support of our customers been more appreciated.
At this time of deep national divisions and polarizing politics, we remain committed as booksellers to assist in drawing people together through events and other store activities. We see P&P playing a particularly needed role in promoting respectful dialogue and more informed discussion of the ideas of the day. To this end, in addition to our regular programming of author talks, literary classes, and trips, we launched a series of teach-ins in 2017 on topics of pressing concern and anticipate holding more such gatherings in 2018.
Let’s hope that the new year brings greater unity, understanding, and civility. At the very least, all of us at P&P look forward to further strengthening the bonds of friendship and community we experience daily with so many of you.
With best wishes for health, happiness, and, of course, some great books,
Brad and Lissa