Evon, Inventory, Smith Family Bookstore, Eugene, Oregon
<p>Those are the pieces of our history that matter the most to me, now that I’m the generation in charge. But what’s compromising that is obviously what’s happening to books, and literacy as a larger social, cultural question.
I feel like I have a window to make some good decisions—for our business, for my family, for the people that work for me—to make some of things my parents set out to accomplish continue, because I value those same things, too. It’s not enough for me to make, personally, money every year. If in order for me to make money, I have to eliminate health insurance for my employees, then why do this?
<i>owner, Smith Family Bookstore, Eugene, OR</i>