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The Day the World Stops Shopping: How Ending Consumerism Saves the Environment and Ourselves By J.B. MacKinnon Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780062856029
Availability: Out of stock, usually available in 3-10 days
Published: Ecco - May 25th, 2021

Of course, the world didn’t really stop shopping in March of 2020. However the dramatic shift in consumer habits that took place as an immediate byproduct of the pandemic provided the perfect jumping-off point for J.B. Mackinnon’s essential question: what would happen if we stopped shopping, or even reduced our shopping globally by 5%? I know this might seem like an odd book to display in a place dedicated to buying books, but MacKinnon offers many hopeful frameworks for recontextualizing our relationships to shopping and rethinking what it means to always be buying. This book doesn’t have all the answers, but it greatly helped me in creating a personal philosophy for consumption.
 


Review by Alyson

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A Honeybee Heart Has Five Openings: A Year of Keeping Bees By Helen Jukes Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781524747862
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Pantheon - May 5th, 2020

I have never stayed up late into the night to finish a nonfiction book before, but Helen and her bees has me hooked! The minimal yet poetic attributes prescribed to the friends, locations and actions that intersect with her studies - utterly compelling. The controlled chaos, matriarchy, and environmental significance of a single colony - timely and impactful. Plus, she includes an awesome bibliography that would excite any nature reader! 


Review by Katelynn