When book storage is limited, people get desperate. Don’t make the mistakes I did.

I suppose I knew a greenhouse wasn’t the ideal place for some of my most treasured possessions. Continue reading at 'The Washington Post'

[ The Washington Post | 2020-09-30 06:36:07 UTC ]
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The Book People unable to secure buyer makes 155 redundant

The Book People made 155 of its staff redundant on Friday (10th January) after failing to find a buyer. The company will continue to trade online with retained staff "for as long as possible" and "whilst any remaining interest is explored", its administrators have said. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-01-10 16:53:47 UTC ]
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This village was a book capital. What happens when people stop buying so many books?

Redu, Belgium, was for decades a destination for book lovers. But now more than half of its bookstores have closed. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2021-12-26 14:43:23 UTC ]
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Book Fair Bonanza: Five Tips To Make Your Book Fair Run Smoothly

School book fairs are a source of nostalgia for book lovers, but they're also a lot of work to run. Here are some tips that will help. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2021-12-06 11:31:00 UTC ]
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15 Uplifting Book Club Books To Make You Smile

If you're looking for uplifting book club books for 2020, we've got you covered! We compiled a list of 15 feel-good books that are sure to be heartwarming. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2021-01-20 11:34:00 UTC ]
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Concern for children's book market as The Book People fails to find buyer

Trade figures have said the failure of The Book People to find a buyer, leading to 155 redundancies, could have ramifications for the children's book market.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-01-14 05:00:29 UTC ]
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The Book People rebrands under Bayliss to put books back in the driving seat

Following an unsettled five years, The Book People’s new c.e.o. Claire Bayliss has arrived with a fresh vision for the company: a rebrand and a further restructure, delivering significant profit over the next three years. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-08-16 03:08:07 UTC ]
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The Book People publishes schoolgirl's book

Schoolgirl Isabel Harris has had her book published after winning The Book People’s inaugural Bedtime Story Competition. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-05-31 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Color It Confusing: Can the UK’s VAT People Classify Coloring Books as Not Books?

If Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs office can somehow categorize coloring books as not books—and "incomplete" because they're not colored in—what might publishers have to pay in VAT? The post Color It Confusing: Can the UK’s VAT People Classify Coloring Books as Not Books? appeared first on... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2016-05-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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What Makes Old Books Smell Like Old Books?

Science takes on one of the most important questions of the ages.A Kindle and iPad are great for conveniently porting your entire bookshelf in your purse. But for the majority of Americans who view the independent bookstore as a haven and who get grumpy at the idea of not feeling the physical... Continue reading at Fast Company

[ Fast Company | 2014-06-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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World Book Night Is Tonight, Free Books for 500,000 People

The United States celebrated World Book Night on April 23, which meant that over 25,000 volunteers throughout the country handed out half a million free books to promote reading. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2013-04-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Three Raymond Briggs books that helped make the graphic novel respectable

Much of his work was imbued with a sense of the end, so it is fitting to look back at three of his best works to mark the illustrator’s passing Continue reading at The Conversation

[ The Conversation | 2022-08-11 15:31:10 UTC ]
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‘Bookish People’ is the perfect summer read for book lovers

Susan Coll’s new novel makes clever use of her experience working in one of the country’s foremost independent bookstores. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2022-08-04 11:00:00 UTC ]
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Dave Trott 'best of' e-book published for people with dyslexia

'Being Interesting' features selected articles from Trott’s long-running blog about creativity. Continue reading at Media Week

[ Media Week | 2022-08-03 10:34:37 UTC ]
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Keanu Reeves' comic book makes history

BRZRKR becomes the first comic book to feature in Comic-Con's prestigious Hall H. Continue reading at BBC News

[ BBC News | 2022-07-23 23:09:26 UTC ]
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Walmart Live Book Club to Make Debut on TalkShopLive

Casey McQuiston's 'I Kissed Shara Wheeler' will be the first title featured in the Walmart Live Book Club, with McQuiston appearing on the TalkShopLive platform tonight. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-07-13 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Look through this archive of all the random things people have lost in library books.

In the back of my favorite bookstore in Brooklyn, there’s a wall covered in all the random things the employees have found in the used books they sell: photos, newspaper clippings, notes, receipts, pressed flowers, etc. It’s a fascinating little archive, both meaningless and somehow magical,... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2022-07-11 14:16:40 UTC ]
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Can we please make Banned Book Fairs the hot new nationwide trend?

As we’ve noted over and over again, the hottest new book trend sweeping the country is to ban them and/or burn them if they don’t align with your weird, paleoconservative, theocratic prejudices. Not great! But as ever is the case with this strange nation, when one group of Americans starts doing... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2022-06-10 17:01:27 UTC ]
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These are the books all the rich people will be reading in the metaverse this year.

Did you know that J.P. Morgan releases a summer reading list every year? (I didn’t, and I’m the person who does these.) Last week, the bank (??) announced its 23rd annual (??) summer reading list, which “invit[es] readers worldwide to explore the adventures, discoveries and new ideas that... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2022-06-02 14:46:06 UTC ]
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People of Color in Publishing Addresses Book Biz Burnout

In a May 20 panel, four young publishing professionals discussed workloads for lower-level staffers in publishing, a growing dissatisfaction among a new generation of book business workers, and more. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-05-23 04:00:00 UTC ]
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