3) If your bookstore were to be granted one wish—by the ghost of Sylvia Beach, let’s say—what would it be?
All of my coworkers are talented, smart, individuals who bring really different contributions to the store. And many are interested in making bookselling a lifelong career. But the state of the book industry — and the perceived value of retail workers — makes that a rather difficult prospect for most of us. So I’d say my main wish would be the transformation of Skylight into an enterprise that can financially support its staff through the ongoing economic turbulence that will continue into the future. But then, I guess that would be my wish for every independent bookstore in the country.
Source: Melville House