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On the Books: A Graphic Tale of Working Woes at NYC's Strand Bookstore


Manufacturer: Microcosm

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"A David and Goliath story, On the Books is the first-hand comic strip account of the 2012 labour struggle at NYC's legendary Strand Bookstore. Told by Greg Farrell—an employee of the store who interviewed numerous other members of staff—the book examines the motives and actions of those involved, including the store, the staff, the union local, and the people of New York City, as understood by the author. Through interstitial comic portarits, Farrell gives voice to his comrades, who often share a nuance of the story that would have otherwise gone overlooked, and provide a depth of opinion and fairness to accompany Farrell's personal intepretation of events. In twelve short chapters Farrell explores at once the current state of the book trade, the inner workings of [the American] retail environment, the inner struggle to exist within it as a young working person, and what happens when that no longer seems possible."

Greg Farrell. Microcosm Publishing, 2014.


Product Code: 9781621060109

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