Recently I posted a link (on Facebook) to the American Booksellers Association's Indie Local First Reading List, a collection of books about "making and keeping local communities vibrant." I asked fans of Avid Bookshop and fans of Buy Local Athens if they'd be interested in participating in a book club focused on buying and sourcing locally. The response was immediate and strong, so here I am to share with you a few books for us to choose from. Vote below in the comments section or via email. (I'm sure there'll be some debate and discussion on the Buy Local Facebook page and the Avid Bookshop Facebook page as well. Worry not--I'll find a way to combine all this feedback in order to pick the book most people wanted to read.)
We'll plan to meet in mid-March to discuss the book together at some locally-owned, independent business (to be chosen later).
Indiebound.org. Let me know which one you're most interested in! Voting deadline is Friday, January 15th.
1. The Better World Handbook (2007 edition) by Ellis Jones, Ross Haenfler, and Brett Johnson
2. The Great Neighborhood Book by Jay Walljasper and Benjamin Fried
3. Deep Economy: The Wealth of Economies and the Durable Future by Bill McKibben