While working on my Internship portfolio, I realized that I haven’t taken the time to share my work on my personal page, so here everyone check out one of my most popular posts about the local bookstore near campus.
To ask anyone in the book-selling world about “City Lights”, they’d bring up the radical store in San Francisco, California, but in February 1985, the name “City Lights” gained a whole new perspective on the other side of the country.
Gary Carden is a storyteller and playwright described in an article by Smoky Mountain News as “a Sylva native who has established himself as one of this region’s most-recognizable, best-known and best-loved wordsmiths.” Gary is the man who started Sylva’s City Lights Bookstore.
The bookstore originally began on Main Street in Sylva where it bagan not so much as a bookstore, but as more of a newsstand. As second owner Joyce Moore put it, it also served as a hotbed for small-town…
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