To celebrate WXXI Rochester Public Radio's "Summer Book Week," BOA Editions was invited to the "Connections" show with guest host Scott Fybush and two other Rochester-based independent publishers, Open Letter Books and RIT Press, to discuss the current and future states of book publishing. In a fascinating hour-long discussion on the literary scene in Rochester, as well as the importance of mission-driven independent publishing, BOA Publisher Peter Conners had some fun things to say about Rochester as a city of readers: "Rochester is really a sexy city in a lot of ways because people who read are sexy," he says. "They're interesting, they have things to say ... If you really want to be sexy, if you really want to be interesting, take an hour less at the gym and go read a book." "There are a lot of sexy people in Rochester who are reading, who have really interesting, intelligent thoughts, and BOA helps make them sexier." Audio of the entire conversation, a thoroughly entertaining and important listen, is now available online. Visit www.boaeditions.org for more about BOA Editions.
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