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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“Connections are important, not going to lie.” Courtney Maum on how to get published.

Yesterday, Courtney Maum, whose Before and After the Book Deal hit shelves this week, popped over to Reddit to do an AMA about getting published. The whole Q&A session is worth a look for all aspiring and new writers (actually there is one very odd question towards the end that I think... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-01-08 18:20:45 UTC ]
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Quick Cash Flow Ideas for January (shelftalker)

Some ideas from a seasoned bookseller on events to generate business in the slow month of January. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-01-08 13:00:11 UTC ]
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What Austin Teens Want Publishers to Know in 2020 (shelftalker)

Teen readers seek surprises, less trend following, and more new releases in December! Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-01-03 13:00:52 UTC ]
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A Bookseller Reading Challenge for 2020 (shelftalker)

Some suggestions of what booksellers should read this year, and what they might avoid. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-01-01 13:00:01 UTC ]
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Quick Thoughts About the Holidays (shelftalker)

Looking back on the holiday season from a part-timer who used to co-own the store. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-12-31 13:00:04 UTC ]
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The Bookselling Season of Limbo (shelftalker)

A bookseller’s reflections on the trends and challenges of the 2019 holiday selling season. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-12-30 13:00:33 UTC ]
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The Gifts Customers Give Us (shelftalker)

Moments of trust and connection from customers make the holiday spirit real for booksellers. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-12-16 13:00:34 UTC ]
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Snakes, Bots, and Socks, Oh My!: A Bookstore Lost & Found (shelftalker)

TweetSomeone came up to one of our children’s specialists the other day and asked if anyone had ever retrieved the $200 Harry Potter boxed set that had been accidentally knocked into the hollow column next to the Harry Potter section during our storewide inventory in July. Since no one had... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-12-13 13:00:27 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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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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