Head to Community Bookstore in Park Slope this Friday night and join author (and Coop member) Elizabeth Royte for a reading and discussion of her timely book, Bottlemania: How Water Went on Sale and Why We Bought It.
In the follow-up to Garbage Land, her influential investigation into our modern trash crisis, Elizabeth Royte ventures to Fryeburg, Maine, to look deep into the source--of Poland Spring water. In this tiny town, and in others like it across the country, she finds the people, machines, economies, and cultural trends that have made bottled water a $60-billion-a-year phenomenon even as it threatens local control of a natural resource and litters the landscape with plastic waste.
Friday, June 13th @ 7:30 p.m
Community Bookstore, Park Slope
143 7th Avenue
Free and open to the public