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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It Might Be Getting Busy Soon (shelftalker)

Hectic holiday shop afternoons make us wonder when it’s going look as busy to customers as we feel. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-12-09 13:00:33 UTC ]
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On the Book in 2039 (shelftalker)

A consideration of Alix Harrow’s op-ed from the future, ‘Books May Be Dead in 2039 but Stories Live On.’ Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-12-05 13:00:17 UTC ]
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Counting Our Blessings (shelftalker)

A bookseller counts Thanksgiving blessings and the opportunities they inspire. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-11-27 11:00:06 UTC ]
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The Sound of Music in the Retail 4th Quarter (shelftalker)

A bookseller’s version of ‘The Sound of Music’ for the busy, exhausting 4th quarter. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-11-25 13:00:38 UTC ]
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A Master Class in Intention (and Misdirection) with Jon Klassen (shelftalker)

Exploring simplicity, failure, and dramatic effect at the Blanton Museum of Art. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-11-22 13:00:24 UTC ]
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Wishing for Silent Days and Nights (shelftalker)

A review of our least favorite opening lines from customers during the holiday season. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-11-20 13:00:26 UTC ]
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Sticking with Friends for Thanksgiving (shelftalker)

A Thanksgiving-themed story time and craft with preschoolers are great reminders of what we are most thankful for. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-11-13 13:00:11 UTC ]
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Mother Bruce Rocks Pajama Night! (shelftalker)

Ryan Higgins catapults our 2019 Prime Time Reading Event to a new rubber goose level. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-11-12 12:10:11 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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