one day I want to open up my own local, independent bookstore. it’ll be lovely and comfortable and cozy with couches and lamps and desks and beanbags. we’ll have after-school programs so kids can come for tutoring and help with their homework. we’ll have these amazing camps during the summers so kids can relive their favorite stories. my bookstore will of course always have the enchanting aroma of coffee. it will be fair trade coffee. we’ll host book clubs and story times and work with local schools in order to encourage a more literate, well-rounded, well-read society. want music too? on the weekends we’ll have open mic nights and invite all the local artists. we’ll sell cds and vinyls of course and have a listening room to play them. spoken word? we got it. come read your poetry and prose and share your story. we’re gonna keep you informed about the world too. we’ll always have the news coming in via some format, whether it be radio, tv, or internet. discussions are encouraged. want to have a debate? have it at the bookstore. free thought and expression is what we’re about. need help getting your G.E.D? diver’s license? citizenship? registering to vote? we can do that. we’ll have magazines, and newspapers, and textbooks for you college kids. and games. and computers. and movie nights (of our favorite novels, of course).