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From Greg: Debt: The First 5,000 Years

Next up is Greg Goldberg, returns maven at Harvard Book Store, where he first arrived as a bookseller a little over two years ago. When he’s not playing Grim Reaper and culling the bookstore’s inventory, Greg draws… 358 more words

Harvard Book Store

Sir Winston Churchill's Self-Education

Hatchard’s Bookseller, 187 Piccadilly, London 2014

© Leslie Hossack

Beginning in 1896, while serving as a cavalry officer in Bangalore, India, Winston Churchill embarked on an ambitious program of self-education. 302 more words

From Liz: Dear Committee Members

Here we go! First up is Liz Sher, children’s book buyer at Harvard Book Store in Cambridge, MA. Liz started her bookselling career in 2009 at… 296 more words

Harvard Book Store

CEM 21 No. 526 2014, Reading

James Patterson is doing it. Are you? Will you help save independent booksellers everywhere?



Yes, Books Do Sell!

I always write about what I’ve found in thrift stores and yard sales, but you may be wondering do I actually sell anything?! Is it all BUY, BUY, BUY? 282 more words

Books, Books, Books

Honey & Wax

It may strike you as curious, as it certainly strikes me, that in over three years of blogging about visits to other booksellers, I have never yet had occasion to describe this operation in reverse – a fellow bookseller coming to visit me. 647 more words


How to Shop for the Holidays

1. Ask your friend or family member what they would like.

2. Search around for the item(s) they requested.

3. If you spend too much on books for yourself, search for something similar to what they asked for… 64 more words