By Sean Rogers
Charlie Mueller is good with technology. He’s not that kind of old person. Sure, he’s spent four decades as an NYC bookseller, married to routine in an industry that time forgot. But he can still evolve. He can learn to sell an E-Reader. Maybe.
Jake has just arrived from Ohio-blue-eyed, polite, fresh as windowsill pie. Annoying, basically. But when Charlie gets mixed up in Jake’s plight to win the heart of Chelsea, a fellow bookseller, the two become reluctant friends. While Jake climbs the ladder of management, Charlie falls behind with the digital revolution.
Part romantic comedy, part workplace meditation, part love letter to literature, Out of Print follows Charlie through a series of late-in-life dilemmas set among the stacks of a bookstore.
Thirty-nine years old, laid off from a bookstore, and working in the backroom of a grocery, Sean Rogers thought the time was right to start his career as a software developer.
Books. They have weight. They have soul. They transport data from author to reader, slowly. They can even burn. But they can't generate revenue in the suggestive ad market.
In the future... Will the Twins still be our favorite team? Will our lust for power and wealth go too far? How will we find our way in a bag storm? Cifiscape Vol. I, The Twin Cities describes a diverse and gritty future for our beloved Metro.