Working in a book shop, with access to a coffee maker and scones, and writing on the side, may be nirvana to some. I still think about it, especially when I find one of those independent book stores with new and used books, some piled high in stacks on the floor; I found one in Annapolis on a recent visit – the Annapolis Bookstore. It would be so easy to hide away, down the spiral staircase, immersed in old musty books, or upstairs sitting in a comfy chair near the coffee.
If you work in a bookstore, you may not want to give up your day job. Some writers get their inspiration there.
Read Sullivan’s article for the New York Times Book Review Section here