Our Books Will Go On


Danika Ellis, a bookseller who works at a used bookstore, has learned through her work to see books differently—not as objects that belong to her, but objects that she possesses for the moment:

I don’t consider myself the final owner of my books. Even my most loved books will probably go to someone else eventually, even if it’s after they’ve been pried from my cold, dead hands. I think of myself as just one of caretakers of my books, as one set of hands they will pass between before the binding wears out.

Kelly Lynn Thomas reads, writes, and sometimes sews in Pittsburgh, PA. Her creative work has appeared in Sou’wester, Thin Air Magazine, Heavy Feather Review, metazen, and others, and she received her MFA in Creative Writing from Chatham University. She is hopelessly obsessed with Star Wars and can always be found with a large mug of tea. She also runs the very small Wild Age Press. Read more at kellylynnthomas.com. More from this author →