Tags : book stores

Subculture Spoken Here! (Hint: They read! You can sell them

by Jas Faulkner Fifteen years ago I was browsing in the graphic novels section at Media Play, a now-defunct retailer in Madison, Tennessee.  I had just picked up a trade paperback of Grant Morrison’s The Invisibles, when a young girl who had stepped up to look through the same shelves said, “That’s a good one.” […]Read More

Reel Entertainment

by Jas Faulkner School has been in session for nearly two weeks and Sam and Tab have already hosted their first “Page to Screen” night based on what the kids are reading in class. “I thought you had those all the time,” I said. “Oh, we do. But the ones during the school year work […]Read More

Hi, Fidelity!

by Jas Faulkner  Ed Cho* and I are visiting one of the stores that uses his designs.  The sound system goes quiet for a second and then a familiar piano intro plays.  A woman who has been browsing pauses and then upon hearing Aretha Franklin’s first lines: Though you don’t call any more I sit […]Read More

Resolution Reading

by Jas Faulkner  The covers of the books in the window of Sam and Tab’s book store featured well-toned abs, beautified, decluttered homes, language lessons, and a few self-help titles.  For a characteristically grim touch, Sam dragged out a skeleton and had it seated in one corner of the window display reading Jim Fixx’s “The […]Read More

Twilight of the Empire: A Nashville B-A-M Goes From Riches

by Jas Faulkner  The love of learning, the sequestered nooks… I wanted to find a place to sit and look through the books that intrigued me while browsing the stacks.  My choices were pretty limited: Taking the armload of books I was deciding upon to the coffee shop area was a non-starter. I wasn’t about […]Read More