Category Archives: Bookselling

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Coming May 1st – International Buy Indie Day

Author Joseph Finder is trying to get a new “holiday” on the calendar: international buy indie day.  This Friday, people everywhere are pledging to visit a local independent bookstore and make a purchase.  Here’s to hoping you’ll be one of them! Why, you ask?  Why,

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Books as contraband?

So, what really happens if CPSIA isn’t overturned? Those books you read and loved as a kid? Gone. Osbolete. Illegal, in fact. Books as contraband? Yes.

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As deadline looms, opposition to Google’s book scanning mounts

The Internet Archive has thrown in its opposition to the Google book scanning settlement, requesting they be allowed the “same limitation of potential copyright liability as Google.”  In fact, we think that if Google is given this broad indemnity against copyright infringement, every individual and

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CPSIA, Schmipsia – Who cares?

Childrens’ book author Carol Baicker-McKee does.  She is doing what many others should be doing – taking an activist approach to the unfortunate CPSIA bill and putting a little heart and soul (and sweat) behind it. She’s devoted most of her blog recently to covering

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Homeless bookseller in Boston closing “bookstore”

A very sad, but moving tale in yesterday’s Boston Globe, about the trials and tribulations of Boston Square’s “homeless bookseller”. Fully appreciate the quote at the end of the article: I come by here every day, and it (the bookstall) redeems my visit to a

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CPSIA and childrens’ books – the Winners and the Losers

With the recent passage of CPSIA (Consumer Product Safety Act), with its serious implications for the sale and distribution of childrens’ books, we thought it might be appropriate to look at who “wins” and who “loses” in the book industry as a result of this

See you at the NY Antiquarian Book Fair this weekend!

We’ll be attending the New York Antiquarian Book Fair this weekend, and hope to see you there! This is a great opportunity for booksellers, avid collectors, or readers who just simply want to feast their eyes on some beautiful books. Here’s the official info, courtesy