The Importance of Looking Up (shelftalker)

Anticipating the Apollo 11 anniversary, a bookseller appreciates the power of a great book about space for kids. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-06-21 12:00:33 UTC ]
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Tim Wu: Net Neutrality 'As Important, If Not More Important, than the First Amendment'

“If we do one thing over the next few years,” Wu said, “it must be to restore net neutrality it must be to restore our informational freedoms.” Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-03-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Guadalajara Book Fair Continues to Grow in Importance

The largest book event for publishers and authors in the Spanish-speaking world is burgeoning in size and value year after year. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-12-06 05:00:00 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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Legend scoops 'important' new Wayne novel

Legend Press has scooped the "important and beautiful" third novel from Women’s Prize-longlisted writer Jemma Wayne. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-11-05 21:51:50 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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Libraries Are Even More Important to Contemporary Community Than We Thought

Libraries are not the kinds of institutions that social scientists, policy makers, and community leaders usually bring up when they discuss social capital and how to build it. Since Tocqueville, most leading thinkers about social and civic life have extolled the value of voluntary associations... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2019-10-24 08:47:39 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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