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Could the Living Room Save the Book Tour?

As Borders closes 200 stores and indie bookstores struggle around the country, the number of places where authors can read are also diminishing. This week HTMLGIANT interviewed Cassandra Troyan, a writer who decided to co-host the Ear Eater literary reading series in her own apartment.

It’s a great example of the do-it-yourself attitude that writers, readers, and publishers need to tap in the future. Follow this link for more information about the next reading, held tomorrow night (February 26) in Chicago.

Here’s more from HTMLGIANT interview: “The intimacy makes you responsible in a different way too. Even if you just come to listen it is never passively. Everyone is an active participant just by the fact of their being there. Plus, what is better than live, personal entertainment? Hearing poetry in someone’s living room, you can’t help but feel that it’s actually for you. Or that the pleasure of reading or being read to is so much a part of that.”

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