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Go Set a Watchman

Posted By Annie Butterworth Jones, The Bookshelf, Thursday, July 23, 2015
I finished Go Set a Watchman this weekend and... I loved it. It's not a perfect book, not by a long shot, but I do think it's an important one, particularly for the South. Atticus isn't perfect; instead, he's nuanced and complicated, like a lot of Southerners (and humans!) I know. My full review is up on our store's blog, but I also wanted to share how wonderful it has been to have so many fantastic literary conversations in the shop, at the register, as people are buying this book. Books make hot button issues a little safer to discuss, and I have had some of the best conversations with my customers over the past week, all thanks to Harper Lee and Go Set a Watchman. As a young, new bookstore owner, I have been pleasantly surprised and comforted at the power books still hold. 
Anyway, just two cents from this bookseller in southern Georgia. 


Annie Butterworth Jones
Co-Owner + Managing Partner
The Bookshelf
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MacIntosh Books and Paper says...
Posted Thursday, July 23, 2015
Well said! Thank you. We have experienced the same great conversations among customers and between customers and our staff. Books seem to open the door and make the tough topics less intimating. I love that bookstores offer the space to express ideas and share thoughts. It is the power of the book, but also the sacred spaces we create! Looking forward to reading GSAW this weekend.
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Books on Broad says...
Posted Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Completely agree. Excited to discuss for book club this month!
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