The following quote is from Barbara Samuel's web page.
THE COMMUNITY. Readers. Booksellers. Librarians. Reviewers. Writers. What a smart, interesting, thoughtful group of people! Ever notice that the conversation never flags or gets boring when you have a collection of book people together? Ever notice how many wise things you hear in such a gathering? I feel very blessed to be part of such a community, and if I’m ever tempted to be depressed about the future of the world, all I have to do is sign on to a reader board or listen to a librarian or visit my local bookstore and talk to the clerks and I feel more certain that all will work out well.