CommunityFDL Main Blog

Keeping the Flame Alive: The FDL Book Salon

I’ve been hanging around FDL since about two years after its inception, when Jane, ReddHedd, and Emptywheel were holding down the fort with assistance from T-Rex and a bunch of other folks.

There are many reasons to like Firedoglake, but for me the biggest reason is the FDL Book Salon. The Book Salon is, quite simply, the best online forum in existence for the discussion of progressive books and other worthy publications. There are many worthwhile books out that might not have had a chance at finding wider audiences, if not for the Book Salon.

Its quality is such that a large number of first-rate authors have graced its precincts, authors like John Dean and Charles Pierce and Richard Wolff. Furthermore, as the authors and their publishers find out for themselves how much fun it is to take part in the Book Salons and engage with intelligent and knowledgeable readers, they spread the word and bring in more books to be discussed and more authors to discuss them.

I’d very much like to see the Book Salon stick around, wouldn’t you? If you agree, might I suggest making a smallish donation – say, $50, though I’m sure more would be welcomed – at the links below?

Thank you for everything you do.

Please donate today and keep the FDL Book Salon open for discussion.

CommunityMyFDL Front Page

Keeping the Flame Alive: The FDL Book Salon

I’ve been hanging around FDL since about two years after its inception, when Jane, ReddHedd, and Emptywheel were holding down the fort with assistance from T-Rex and a bunch of other folks.

There are many reasons to like Firedoglake, but for me the biggest reason is the FDL Book Salon. The Book Salon is, quite simply, the best online forum in existence for the discussion of progressive books and other worthy publications. There are many worthwhile books out that might not have had a chance at finding wider audiences, if not for the Book Salon.

Its quality is such that a large number of first-rate authors have graced its precincts, authors like John Dean and Charles Pierce and Richard Wolff. Furthermore, as the authors and their publishers find out for themselves how much fun it is to take part in the Book Salons and engage with intelligent and knowledgeable readers, they spread the word and bring in more books to be discussed and more authors to discuss them.

I’d very much like to see the Book Salon stick around, wouldn’t you? If you agree, might I suggest making a smallish donation – say, $50, though I’m sure more would be welcomed – at the links below?

Thank you for everything you do.

Please donate today and keep the FDL Book Salon open for discussion.

Previous post

Halloween During the Great Depression

Next post

Keeping the Flame Alive: The FDL Book Salon

Phoenix Woman

Phoenix Woman