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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Laying Down and Rolling Over on Pub Dates (shelftalker)

The tricky business of managing “onsale” dates creates friction between publishers and booksellers. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-09-16 12:00:16 UTC ]
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The (Surprisingly) Small World of Bookselling (shelftalker)

A bookseller says goodbye to a colleague and reflects on the ways industry relationships come back around. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-09-13 11:00:53 UTC ]
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How Brexit Could Destroy the U.K. Publishing Industry

In his poignant and strikingly insightful novel of 1956, The Lonely Londoners, Samuel Selvon shapes his narrative through the eyes of Caribbean migrants (now commonly referred to as the Windrush generation) upon their arrival to London post-World War II. His Trinidadian characters, having been... Continue reading at Electric Literature

[ Electric Literature | 2019-09-12 11:00:55 UTC ]
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The Lyricism of Lyric, Maine (shelftalker)

TweetIt is much easier to find young adult books set in Maine than it is to find books which feel like they really took place here. Julia Drake’s outstanding YA debut novel, The Last True Poets of the Sea, has, apart from all its other virtues, one of the most authentic Maine settings you’ll... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-09-12 10:00:43 UTC ]
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Mrs. Malaprop’s Book Shoppe (shelftalker)

Customer requests from booksellers require translation, detective work, and a good sense of humor. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-09-11 12:00:11 UTC ]
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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Newsroom Donates Pulitzer Monetary Award to Tree of Life Congregation

Staffers at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette were surprised to learn April 15 that, along with the Pulitzer Prize for breaking news, Continue reading at Editor & Publisher

[ Editor & Publisher | 2019-09-06 14:54:26 UTC ]
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Here in the Real World (shelftalker)

How much of the real world do middle grade readers want, and does the answer lie in the pages of Sara Pennypacker’s new novel? Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-09-05 10:35:18 UTC ]
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Fall Fetes and Folding Tables (shelftalker)

A bookseller evaluates the fall harvest of offsite community events and their ability to sell books. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-09-04 12:00:55 UTC ]
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Hey Authors, Let’s Talk! (shelftalker)

A bookseller shares lessons learned from navigating the bookseller-author dynamic. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-08-30 10:00:24 UTC ]
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Spring Ahead, Fall Back (shelftalker)

The calendar of an indie bookseller requires lots of planning ahead, but can cause some seasonal confusion. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-08-28 12:00:49 UTC ]
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A Solution to Amazon’s Counterfeiting Problem (shelftalker)

In this new era of mutual assistancem a bookseller offers his advice to Amazon regarding the counterfeit books issue. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-08-22 11:00:16 UTC ]
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Dear Bookstore Owner, P.S. (shelftalker)

A little additional advice to self-published authors on maintaining successful relationships with indie booksellers. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-08-19 12:00:51 UTC ]
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The Next Generation of Booksellers? (shelftalker)

Booksellers’ kids talk about the ups and downs of hours spent at the bookstore. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-08-16 12:00:13 UTC ]
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Three Times the Charm (shelftalker)

Conversations with three-year-olds are just the cure for a case of bookseller doldrums. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-08-12 12:00:27 UTC ]
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In Celebration of Wrinkles (shelftalker)

A trio of new picture books defy expectations about what it means to get older. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-08-09 12:00:25 UTC ]
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Racism, Reading and an Act of Courage (shelftalker)

Are children who read a lot of books more likely to do the right the thing in a tough spot? Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-08-08 12:00:15 UTC ]
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Fun with Field Trips! (shelftalker)

In which we argue about pizza, discuss the nature of truth, and hear many, many stories about butts. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-08-02 12:00:19 UTC ]
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‘Dr. Zeus’ and ‘Mo Williams’? Sigh. (shelftalker)

The persistent mispronunciations of some authors’ names boggle a bookseller’s brain. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-07-23 11:30:12 UTC ]
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Space, the Final Frontier (shelftalker)

A bookseller commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing by… building a giant space shuttle with egg cartons. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-07-22 12:00:31 UTC ]
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A Big Texas Welcome to Lark & Owl Bookstore! (shelftalker)

Cocktails on draft, striking design elements, and a strong sense of community energize a hip new indie bookstore. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-07-19 12:00:10 UTC ]
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