Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Just thought I'd mention the PBS documentary, Paperback Dreams, that is airing this week. About the Bay Area's two landmark independent booksellers (yes, Kepler's is one of them) and their struggle to survive. Cody's and Kepler's helped launch a counterculture, and for 50 years have protected free speech and celebrated intellectual inquiry. At one time or another, the owners of these stores were harassed, vandalized, and threatened, for simply selling books. Watch for appearances by Joan Baez, the Grateful Dead, and Salman Rushdie. It is such a wonderful insight into recent history --and very moving, especially since Cody's has closed since making this documentary. It airs on KQED Channel 9
Wednesday, Nov. 19 -- 11:00 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 20 -- 5:00 a.m.
Let me know what you thought of it.