According to Webster’s Dictionary, plus-size, or plus-sized, means extra large. But what does it really, really mean? What are the connotations? Plus-sized men can shop in a store for “Big and Tall” men. That must be cool for a guy. “What kind of guy are you? I’m a big and tall kind of a guy.” For women? Not so much. “I’ll be right back. I’m going shopping in the plus-sized store.”
I have a fantasy about going shopping in a plus-sized store. In this store, there are endless wonders. It goes on and on and has nooks and crannies and under-the-cupboards and under-the-stairs and over-your-head spaces. And what is in this fabulous plus-sized store? Books.
I fantasize about a Plus-Sized Bookstore. I would name this store “The Plus-Sized Bookstore” because what you see is what you get. So what do you see? What can you get? Whatever your imagination can conjure.
What else can your body and soul wish for?
and more plays and poetry and fiction and non-fiction. And up in the air you’ll find…..
A bookstore where everyone is welcome, every dream is possible. Where your favorite authors join with just-published and just-discovered ones, to wrap you in a cocoon of joy. Why?
Because that’s what “plus-sized” really means.