Ask a bookseller: Print in Portland, Maine

'They Can't Kill Us All' by Wesley Lowery
'They Can't Kill Us All' by Wesley Lowery
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Every week, The Thread checks in with booksellers around the country about their favorite books of the moment. This week, we spoke with Josh Christie of Print: A Bookstore in Portland, Maine.

Josh Christie and Emily Russo opened Print in Portland, Maine, just two weeks ago — and it's been a really good two weeks, Christie said.

His recommendation of the movement is Wesley Lowery's "They Can't Kill Us All: Ferguson, Baltimore, and a New Era in America's Racial Justice Movement."

The book was born out of The Washington Post's Pulitzer Prize-winning coverage of police shootings last year, Christie said. Lowery himself made headlines when he was arrested while covering protests in Ferguson, Mo. In "They Can't Kill Us All," he expands on the work he did for the newspaper.

"He spent a year conducting hundreds of interviews in Ferguson, Cleveland, Baltimore, all over the place," Christie said. "It's really the first book that's a deep dive into the activists of the Black Lives Matter movement and the police on the other side of these conflicts. It's the first really deeply reported book about the crisis in police shootings that's going on."

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