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May 2Liked by Emma Straub

Happy birthday, Books Are Magic! And this: "How long do any of us have on this planet? We don’t know. Take what is for you and leave the rest, just like the books on the shelf. It’s not about the ones you don’t love, it’s about the ones you do." I needed that today.

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May 2Liked by Emma Straub

Happy birthday, BAM! One of my best friends and I aspire to open our own BAM one day; it's our dream next life plan. You've done an amazing job. Also, you should make prints of that print and sell them. I'd buy it in a heartbeat! Put it on t-shirts and tote bags. It's amazing.

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May 2Liked by Emma Straub

I want to print and frame this post to read whenever I am blue. Thank you. And thank you for swooping in when BookCourt closed. I think you were able to use some of their bookshelves?

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We sure did.

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I was in NY recently and made it a priority to come visit Books are Magic. Your staff was incredibly kind and helpful! It was the highlight of my trip.

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May 2Liked by Emma Straub

Thinking the (?) author might be Glen Hirschberg. Love your writing, your dad’s writing, and if I lived nearby, I’m sure I’d love your beautiful store!

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May 2Liked by Emma Straub

Your last paragraph ❤️

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May 2Liked by Emma Straub

This! All of this…seriously I’m printing this to read anytime I dig in trying to fight change ❤️

Happiest Birthday BAM! So glad you’re here

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May 2Liked by Emma Straub

Wow. This brought tears to my eyes. Thank you for your words and your work and for sharing it all with us. Happy birthday to you and to Books are Magic! I'm sending good vibes from Maryland. xo

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May 5Liked by Emma Straub

“That books matter, because they last, and because they are direct connections between your brain and someone else’s” really hit home- don’t know what I would do without this connection of minds and experiences.

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May 4Liked by Emma Straub

Thank you for this reminder and thank you for your bookstores. What would Brooklyn be without them? What good would we have in the world without the people willing to put in the really hard work to bring us beautiful things? Thank you.

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May 3Liked by Emma Straub

Happy birthday! How lucky we were when that opened in our neighborhood.

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May 3Liked by Emma Straub

Happy Bookstore Birthday! I just finished the Four Wings (Yarros) and was taken back to my summers devouring Kurtz's Deryni series. Just like magic. Books stay with you like other disappearing skylines. Thanks for being part of the magic.

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Happy Birthday! Wish I stilled lived in NY...I would visit frequently. Thank you for introducing me to Colson Whitehead, a must read!

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May 2Liked by Emma Straub

Hooray! :)

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May 2Liked by Emma Straub

This was so beautiful. Happy Birthday Books are Magic!

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May 2Liked by Emma Straub

I was just there on Sunday marvelling away and now reading your words today I’m filled with a mix of both of our nostalgias, my love and admiration for you guys and Books are Magic has deepened 10 fold. I’m still kicking myself for not grabbing a beautiful oversized tote. The second time I’ve experienced this regret! I’ll just have to come back soon ♥️ So glad you guys are still going strong and Happy Birthdays 🎂

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