Preorder "How to Protect Bookstores and Why" by Danny Caine

Preorder Campaign for How to Protect Bookstores and Why by Danny Caine

To celebrate the follow-up to the acclaimed How to Resist Amazon and Why by Raven Book Store co-owner Danny Caine, we're hosting a preorder campaign for How to Protect Bookstores and Why: The Present and Future of Bookselling! Place your order through our website, and in the comments, specify whether you would like your copy personalized and who the book should be made out to. Preorder here!


Business and economics, small business, business ethics, retail labor, nonfiction

Advance Praise for How to Protect Bookstores and Why

"Even devoted bookstore aficionados will learn a lot from this book—about a dozen inspiring, unique, community-driven bookstores across the country, and about how to help support and protect the bookstores in one's own neighborhood. Danny is one of our industry's best boosters, in part because he offers both enthusiasm and a critical eye, and I always look forward to his missives. One brief warning: I imagine it will inspire more than one reader to join our ranks."

—Emma Straub, bestselling author and owner of Books Are Magic

About the Book

Can bookstores save the world? As bastions of culture, anchors of local retail districts, community gathering places, and the source of new ideas, inspiration, and delight, maybe they can. But only if we protect them and the critical roles they fill in our communities.

Danny Caine, author of the best-selling sensation How to Resist Amazon and Why and co-owner of the Raven Book Store in Lawrence, Kansas, makes a compelling case for the power of small, local businesses in this thoughtful examination of the dynamic world of bookstores. At once an urgent call to action and a sincere tribute to everything bookstores can do, Caine's new book features a brief overview of 20th-century bookselling and how it got that way, plus case-study profiles of 13 of the most interesting, creative, and progressive bookstores of today, from Minneapolis to Paris.

Through examples, analysis, and well-informed advocacy, Caine offers a cohesive road map for a sustainable future of bookselling, including policy suggestions, strategies for community-based action, and tips on what consumers can do to help. A captivating read for any lover of books, patron of bookstores, or champion of the survival of these vital institutions, How to Protect Bookstores and Why makes the strongest possible case for the importance of a resilient, inclusive, and progressive bookstore landscape.

About Danny Caine

Danny Caine is the author of the book How to Resist Amazon and Why, as well as the poetry collections Continental Breakfast, El Dorado Freddy's, and Flavortown. One of the owners of the Raven Book Store in Lawrence, Kansas, he was named Midwest Bookseller of the Year in 2019. More at

How to Protect Bookstores and Why: The Present and Future of Bookselling By Danny Caine Cover Image
ISBN: 9781648411632
Availability: This book is in stock at our warehouse and will be at the Raven within 3-5 Business Days, once they've shipped it to us.
Published: Microcosm Publishing - September 19th, 2023