Hanif Abdurraqib on What It Was Like to Work at a Chain Bookstore

Dear McSweeney’s, For a time in my life, I worked in a chain bookstore. The chain no longer exists, but at the time it was the primary competition for the other really big chain bookstore that does still exist. One had to be swallowed for the other to survive, as is the way of things. […] Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

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