Kids Can Change the World, Bookbug, Kalamazoo, Michigan
<p>It’s a really rewarding and wonderful experience to be a part of handing a young reader a book that changes their assumptions about themselves, about the world, about what a book can offer them—especially those kids who don’t think of themselves as readers, have never liked books, or resist things that their teachers and parents give them because they aren’t the right match for them. Before I started this business, I would have thought that’s cheesy and romantic, and probably doesn’t happen very often. But it is happily one of the most frequent and simple joys of being a passionate bookseller.
<i>co-owner, Bookbug, Kalamazoo, MI</i>