The truly and outrageously fabulous Jessica Stockton Bagnulo, aka Book Nerd, gets profiled in the New York Times in support of her dream project, opening an indie bookstore in Brooklyn:
A competition, a party, overflowing community support, celebrities of a sort, an energetic young woman prone to saying plucky things like "All I had was my ambition and my passion" — these are the ingredients of a story of someone realizing a remarkable dream, like crossing the Atlantic in a hot air balloon. That opening a humble local bookstore in New York has more in common with that kind of improbable adventure than, say, opening a dry cleaner is, in its own way, a depressing sign of the times.
"Maybe I’m an optimist, but I see the other side of it," said Ms. Stockton Bagnulo. "Which is that only a bookstore can inspire this kind of passion."
A whole bunch of cheers for Jessica, whose fantastic voyage toward her goal can be followed at her auxiliary blog, A Bookstore in Brooklyn. And if you’ve got a pile of money laying around, send her a donation.