Unless something is done very soon and that something is decisive and not a mere palliative we will no longer have independent bookstores in Portugal. As readers we don't want to live in a world without bookstores so we launched this campaign
It is believed in a better world without independent bookstores where there are only bestsellers who buy in tobacconists and hypermarkets and where everyone else buys online and where only the "very big" (today Portuguese, tomorrow large multinationals without faces or taxes) ) can survive so this campaign is not for you.
If you believe in a world without independent bookstores, without neighborhood bookstores, cultural agents with a role of local promotion then this campaign is not for you.
If, on the contrary, it believes in a world with small bookstores, which can withstand the cross-attacks of various crises, ranging from the unfair competition of Internet platforms (from Wook to Amazon) to the increase in rents caused by tourism pressure in big cities. , unfair competition from large economic groups, and competition from new forms of reading (eBooks, eReaders, tablets and mobile phones)
Then this campaign is for you: Help spread the word about Independent Bookstores. Take part in your defense against the great global giants and against the oligopolies that settled in Portugal
Help the Independent Bookstores!