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What does the future look like for the Bay Area's independent bookstores? Although San Francisco has more independent bookstores than almost anywhere in the US, many shops are struggling to survive. One such place is the Mission District's Borderlands Books, which will close this month unless an innovative sponsorship plan can save it. Host David Onek talks with the owner of Borderlands and other Bay Area booksellers about what it takes to stay open in the face of Amazon, rising rent, minimum wage hikes, and more. 

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Today's Your Call: What are you reading this summer?

Jun 4, 2012

On the next Your Call, we’ll open the lines to get your recommendations for reading while on vacation or enjoying a long summer evening. Have a book you’re looking forward to reading right now?  Something you just discovered or an all-time favorite everyone should know about?  And if you’re a parent, what are the books you’ve found your kids can’t put down?  E-mail your picks to feedback@yourcallradio.org and tune in to learn about great books you’ve never heard of.  It’s Your Call, with Holly Kernan and you.

On the today's Your Call, we’ll ask Green Apple Books, Kevin Hunsanger, and Booksmith’s, Christin Evans, to share  their recommendations for the best books of the year.  Do you have friends or family you’d love to give a book to if only you had a recommendation?  What’s your book gift idea and what are you reading?  It's Your Call with Rose Aguilar, and you.

Guests:

Kevin Hunsanger, co-owner of Green Apple Books

Christin Evans, owner of Booksmith

 

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