The Present and Future of Adobe Books


If you, like Kurt Vonnegut, are a fan of Adobe Books, you’ll be happy to hear that after all the twists, turns, and loop-de-loops of the past few months, the beloved bookstore has raised enough money to stay open as a cooperative.

Changes to Adobe’s business model will include monthly memberships, an online store, and an enhanced line of merchandise, all intended to “ensure that Adobe’s around for a long time.”

Let’s all raise a glass of champagne, but let’s also remember that it will still be essential to give Adobe love, support, and patronage to keep its doors open and avoid more emotional roller-coaster rides.

Lauren O'Neal is an MFA student at San Francisco State University. Her writing has appeared in publications like Slate, The New Inquiry, and The Hairpin. You can follow her on Twitter at @laureneoneal. More from this author →