Ray Oldenburg





Ray Oldenburg

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Average rating: 3.81 · 459 ratings · 62 reviews · 2 distinct works · Similar authors
The Great Good Place: Cafes...
3.84 of 5 stars 3.84 avg rating — 389 ratings — published 1989 — 7 editions
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Celebrating the Third Place...
3.6 of 5 stars 3.60 avg rating — 70 ratings — published 2001 — 4 editions
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“The course of urban development in America is pushing the individual toward that line seperating proud independence from pitiable isolation.”
Ray Oldenburg, The Great Good Place: Cafes, Coffee Shops, Bookstores, Bars, Hair Salons, and Other Hangouts at the Heart of a Community

“The development of an informal public life depends people finding and enjoying one another outside the cash nexus.”
Ray Oldenburg, The Great Good Place: Cafes, Coffee Shops, Bookstores, Bars, Hair Salons, and Other Hangouts at the Heart of a Community

“So I took to the road with an accomplice and set off to the golden South, the new land of opportunity, North Carolina. Here, with the help of a partner I had only just met (and on the back porch of a rural farmhouse, to boot!), I was going to simultaneously live my version of the great American dream and enrich the lives of the residents of Raleigh, North Carolina.”
Ray Oldenburg, Celebrating the Third Place: Inspiring Stories About the Great Good Places at the Heart of Our Communities



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