Donate or Destroy and Despair (shelftalker)

The problem of books damaged in the shipping process is both escalating and alarming. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-10-09 12:00:41 UTC ]
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Hachette donates £20k as trade supports Black Lives Matter

The book trade has been showing its support of the Black Lives Matter movement, speaking out across social media and making donations to relevant organisations, following the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man killed by police in the US. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-06-01 06:44:29 UTC ]
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In the midst of despair, he discovered a way to have hope

Psychiatrist and Holocaust survivor Viktor Frankl on the importance of a sense of purpose. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-05-29 12:00:00 UTC ]
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HarperCollins owner News Corp donates £100k to charities for coronavirus effort

As part of its annual Giving scheme, HarperCollins parent firm News Corp has donated £100,000 to four UK and Irish charities focused on supporting communities struggling during the coronavirus crisis. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-05-19 18:51:43 UTC ]
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The Flying Pig Games (shelftalker)

Promoting the fourth book in the Hunger Games series during COVID-19 invited a little video intervention. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-05-19 10:49:35 UTC ]
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Dishoom asks cookbook pirates to donate to charity appeal

After a bootleg of its recipe book was sent to ‘everyone and their nice auntie’, restaurant chain appeals to readers to buy copies or donate to Hospitality ActionThe UK restaurant chain Dishoom has appealed for readers to buy their eponymous cookbook or donate to charity, after a pirated version... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2020-05-14 15:38:19 UTC ]
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Overcoming despair to discover the meaning of life

John Kaag finds wisdom in William James’s philosophy of free will and consciousness. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-05-08 12:00:00 UTC ]
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MIBA Cancels Spring Forum, GLIBA Donates to #SaveIndieBookstores

The Midwest Independent Booksellers Association has officially canceled its spring forum road trip to Bayfield, Wisc., on June 1-2, while the Great Lakes Independent Booksellers Association has donated $5,000 to #SaveIndieBookstores. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-04-28 04:00:00 UTC ]
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BA criticises Amazon for 'ill-judged' hardship fund donation

The Booksellers Association (BA) has branded Amazon's £250,000 donation to a booksellers hardship fund an “ill-judged attempt to mitigate a decades-long campaign to undermine the bookselling sector”. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-04-24 16:27:46 UTC ]
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When Enemies of Coffee Tried to Destroy Morning in America

William H. Ukers, not much over thirty, started working on his book in 1905, traveling and gathering material for a year. After he returned home to New York, he scoured nearby libraries and museums. Wherever he couldn’t go himself, he sent auxiliaries, appointing research assistants to mine... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-04-24 08:48:46 UTC ]
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Publishers and Literary Organizations Seek Donations to Survive

Cinco Puntos Press launched a GoFundMe campaign to raise $250,000, as did Small Press Distribution, which is seeking $100,000. Lambda Literary, the LGBTQ-focused group, is asking for $175,000 to survive. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-04-21 04:00:00 UTC ]
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How language can destroy or rebuild, per Times Book Prize fiction winner Ben Lerner

The author of "The Topeka School," winner of the 2019 Times Book Prize for fiction, speaks on poetry, debate, citizenship and crisis homeschooling. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2020-04-17 15:30:20 UTC ]
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Two Twos (shelftalker)

Two things I’m pretty sure are true and two things we’re doing at DDG to work around the closure of our selling floor. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-04-16 10:45:31 UTC ]
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Pandemics have destroyed cities before. Could they do it again?

Charles Kenny, author of a forthcoming book on pandemics, is cautiously optimistic that cities will prevail in the era of COVID-19. Here, he talks to Richard Florida about how infectious diseases have shaped cities throughout history, how COVID-19 could impact urbanization, and why preparedness... Continue reading at Fast Company

[ Fast Company | 2020-04-14 11:15:24 UTC ]
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Stars and Stares (shelftalker)

Kind acts and thoughtful generosity shine through the darker moments of this crisis. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-04-07 12:25:42 UTC ]
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Friend of booksellers James Patterson will donate $500,000 to indie bookstores.

James Patterson has a long history of helping independent bookstores. In in 2014, he donated $1 million to indie bookstores, and staring in 2015, his Holiday Bonus program has given payments between $500 and $5,000 to bookstore employees each year. Now, as bookstores struggle to keep afloat... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-04-03 14:23:07 UTC ]
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Hi, I’m a Bookseller! Can I Take Your Puzzle Order Today? (shelftalker)

A bookseller at BookPeople reflects on a week of online and curbside fulfillment. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-03-20 12:00:32 UTC ]
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Dispatch from an Empty Store (shelftalker)

View from the front lines of bookselling just a few days into quarantine season. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-03-18 12:00:00 UTC ]
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ABA Donates $100K to BINC, Offers Strong Support

American Booksellers Association CEO Allison Hill said the organization had donated $100,000 to BINC. In addition, it is reducing membership fees, paying out for e-commerce faster, and running a daily open forum for members. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-03-18 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Playing in Las Vegas (shelftalker)

Reviewing hundreds of toys for the ASTRA Best Toys for Kids nominations is keeping this Shelftalker blogger hard at play. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-03-12 12:00:00 UTC ]
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