Virtual: Against Amazon with Jorge Carrión

You're invited to the virtual book launch for Jorge Carrión's AGAINST AMAZON AND OTHER ESSAYS. Join us on November 30th at 7 PM EST for a Cyber Monday celebration of independent bookstores. Tune in for an exciting panel discussion with some Canadian & US indie booksellers including Shelf Life Books (Calgary, AB), Glass Bookshop (Edmonton, AB), The Bookshelf (Guelph, ON), Deep Vellum Books (Dallas, TX), Porter Square Books (Cambridge, MA) & more. You'll also get to hear from AGAINST AMAZON's author, Jorge Carrión. You could win a copy of the book and other prizes!


This event will be streamed on Facebook Live and on YouTube.

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Against Amazon is a history of bookshops, an autobiography of a reader, a travelogue, a love letter—and, most urgently, a manifesto.

Picking up where the widely praised BOOKSHOPS: A READER'S HISTORY left off, AGAINST AMAZON AND OTHER ESSAYS explores the increasing pressures of Amazon and other new technologies on bookshops and libraries. In essays on these vital social, cultural, and intellectual spaces, Jorge Carrión travels from London to Geneva, from Miami’s Little Havana to Argentina, from his own well-loved childhood library to the rosewood shelves of Jules Verne’s Nautilus and the innovative spaces that characterize South Korea’s bookshop renaissance. Including interviews with writers and librarians—including Alberto Manguel, Iain Sinclair, Luigi Amara, and Han Kang, among others—AGAINST AMAZON is equal parts a celebration of books and bookshops, an autobiography of a reader, a travelogue, a love letter—and, most urgently, a manifesto against the corrosive influence of late capitalism.

Jorge Carrión is a writer and literary critic. He studied at the University of Pompeu Fabra, where he now teaches literature and creative writing. His published works include essays, novellas, novels and travel writing, and his articles have appeared in National Geographic and Lonely Planet Magazine. Bookshops was a finalist in the Premio Anagrama de Ensayo, 2013.

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Against Amazon: And Other Essays (Biblioasis International Translation #30) Cover Image
By Jorge Carrión, Peter Bush (Translator)
ISBN: 9781771963039
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Biblioasis - November 17th, 2020