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Another One Bites the Dust

Yaletown location of Book Warehouse closing Duthie Books. Sophia Books. Children’s bookstore Once Upon a Huckleberry Bush. Ardea Books (nee Sitka Books). All of these Vancouver bookstores closed within the past two years. And now the Yaletown location of Book … Continue reading

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Books, royalty and zombies — Day 2 of BookExpo

It was a busy day in the Exhibit Hall at BookExpo America, with publishers and book distributors promoting their new books as well as backlist and thousands of attendees — a mix of booksellers, librarians, authors, agents, press and book … Continue reading

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E-books, indies and the new reality — Day 1 of BookExpo

Book Expo America — also known as BEA — is one of the biggest events in the publishing and bookselling world, encompassing three days of educational sessions, author autograph sessions and an exhibit hall full of publishers showcasing their recent … Continue reading

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Vancouver: Indie-Friendly or Indie-Foe?

Earlier this month, Sophia Books announced that it would be closing at the end of May. That same day, news came that Elfsar Comics would likewise be closing at the end of the month. Back in January, the last remaining … Continue reading

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Paperback Dreams

Several months ago, I recorded a PBS documentary about independent bookstores, a subject very near and dear to my heart. And yet, it took me until today to watch it. I think it was fear keeping it saved on the … Continue reading

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A Study in Bookstore Customer Service

Last week, I heard about an interesting book that was published recently. Soulless by Gail Carriger is a historical paranormal fantasy; not a genre I typically read, but the description was too intriguing to pass up: “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” … Continue reading

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Fast, Good or Cheap?

When I worked in website management, one of our creative development people said something that has stuck with me for years. While discussing a particular project that our senior execs wanted done super quickly and with very limited budget, she … Continue reading

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