An interesting short story by John Hemry. Hemry also writes the Lost Fleet series as Jack Campbell. I have the second Fleet book on my To Be Read stack. Based on this story I will have to move it up in the stack.
Aaron D'abu runs a book store on the planet called Bastet. When war brakes out, Earth sends a diplomat to try to negotiate peace. This is the story of the diplomat's encounter with the bookseller. Any fan of books should search out this touching story while it is on the shelves. It will make you stop and think the next time you visit a book store.
Thank you, John Hemry. This is a story that I will remember for a long time.