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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Snakes in the Stock Room (shelftalker)

The pressure of the 4th quarter can be the source of bad dreams for booksellers. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-11-08 13:00:27 UTC ]
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Letting Kids Be Kids: A ‘Wrecking Ball’ Event for the Ages (shelftalker)

In which Jeff Kinney oversees dumpster divers, sledgehammer trivia, and a very surprising dance-off! Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-11-06 13:00:42 UTC ]
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A New Kind of New-Baby Book (shelftalker)

The first of its kind: a new-baby book that lovingly reflects the trans experience, from an #OwnVoices author. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-11-05 13:08:16 UTC ]
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Bookselling from the Bench (shelftalker)

Bookselling while stationed behind the desk is the hardest challenge of all for this shopkeeper. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-11-04 13:00:15 UTC ]
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Forgiveness and the Artful Dodger (shelftalker)

How shopkeepers handle theft by children is part of their mission to do good in the world. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-10-30 12:00:54 UTC ]
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A Glorious Picture Book Free-for-All: Spring 2020 Edition (shelftalker)

Booksellers talk color trends, tell terrible jokes, and happily sort through stacks of new books. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-10-25 12:00:47 UTC ]
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Giving Credit Where It’s Due (shelftalker)

Managing those dreaded credit rep calls in an indie bookstore can be stressful. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-10-23 12:00:33 UTC ]
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Earning Our Stripes Every Day (shelftalker)

Reflecting on “starting from scratch” with every new customer in a children’s bookstore. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-10-21 12:00:07 UTC ]
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A Picture Book Free-for-all: The Follow Up (shelftalker)

A buyer circles back to talk sell-through on bookseller favorites. Plus, a holiday preview! Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-10-18 12:00:02 UTC ]
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Reading the Signs (shelftalker)

The value of good signage in a bookstore is never overstated – especially as it’s rarely seen by customers. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-10-14 12:00:55 UTC ]
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To Read with a Flashlight Under Your Chin (shelftalker)

A bookseller shares some personal favorite scary stories, just in time for Halloween. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-10-11 12:00:56 UTC ]
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What We Read: Quirky Preferences (shelftalker)

Forget tea leaves and psychics. Your reading habits tell you everything you need to know about yourself. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-10-01 12:44:18 UTC ]
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Haul Out the Holly-ween (shelftalker)

The 4th quarter — and all its holiday promise — begins in earnest for indie booksellers. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-09-30 12:00:08 UTC ]
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Of Stick Vacuums, Amazon, and Probabilities (shelftalker)

A quiz reveals the surprising probabilities of Amazon purchasing despite consumer intent. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-09-26 12:00:00 UTC ]
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Selling to the Grown-Ups (shelftalker)

Adding an adult section to a children’s bookstore has been a profitable investment. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-09-25 12:00:09 UTC ]
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Keeping the Lights On During Banned Books Week (shelftalker)

Reflecting on the ways that we “softly” censor books for young readers by the titles we recommend in the bookstore. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-09-23 12:00:51 UTC ]
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Agencies and Brands skip work, donate ad space for Global Climate Strike

Employees at ad agencies, tech companies and brands skipped work today to join the Global Climate Strike, a protest of government and corporate inaction on climate change. Today's strike, scheduled just ahead of the U.N. Climate Action Summit in New York, is the third event in a series of... Continue reading at Advertising Age

[ Advertising Age | 2019-09-20 22:10:02 UTC ]
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Taking a Turn Behind the Circulation Desk (shelftalker)

From cool technology to book clubs to a tricky round of Jeopardy, a bookseller plays librarian for a day. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-09-20 12:00:45 UTC ]
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When Tragedy Comes to Town (shelftalker)

The loss, injury, sacrifice, and bravery resulting from a local tragedy alters the nature of community. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-09-19 12:00:44 UTC ]
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A Bookseller Field Trip (shelftalker)

Visiting an author’s book launch at a colleague’s bookstore is a delightful adventure. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-09-18 12:00:48 UTC ]
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