The Power of the Bookshop


A venerable literary journal is voicing its support for the embattled St. Mark’s Bookshop today. “We at ‘The Paris Review have a stake in St. Mark’s Bookshop,” writes Lorin Stein. “The store sells between 150 and 200 copies of each issue of ‘The Paris Review.’ That’s more than we sell in most cities. It’s more than we sell off our own Web site. Magazines like ‘The Paris Review need good bookstores, where the staff knows how to spread the word about good writing, face to face, hand to hand.” The petition has now garnered over 42,600 signatures.