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From Trains to Tanks: Libraries in Unexpected Places

***The Weekend IdeaFest Series: Libraries Are Wonderful***

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          Libraries and bookshops are among the important places for us to cherish and protect. 81 more words

Magic Fish Dreaming At Little Gnome

Magic Fish Dreaming has arrived at Little Gnome and should be up  on the shelves sometime next week.

We’ve left a surprise (one only) there for the very FIRST person to buy Magic Fish Dreaming.  30 more words


How do you discover new content?

We all know it by now. It really doesn’t need to be said out loud. But regardless of how overstated it is, the fact that we live in an information age where everything is at our fingertips, does not get any less true. 517 more words


From the launch pad

There are only so many simultaneous launches a witch can attend. Last night offered two; both of which I dearly wanted to go to.

Marnie Riches brought her new baby, crime-thriller novel Born Bad, into the world at Waterstones Deansgate (that’s Manchester, folks), and it felt like such a special event that for weeks I believed it would be the one to take me back there at long last. 269 more words



Yvonne put her head in the door this morning to tell me that there was a small earth tremor on Tuesday and she knows this because her dog told her. 256 more words

Bookish and Not-So-Bookish Thoughts

  1. Two and a half weeks into the new job, and I LOVE it. In week one, I handsold books I’d been raving about on this very blog to real people, which was such a great introduction to the many ways in which bookselling is essentially a practical application of reviewing.
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My friend wrote me a note.

My friend, who is too full of joy, wrote me a note:

Hi Kerry again. When you choose the glass beads for the bookmark with the bronze clock please make it rich, with a Gothic and Medieval feel to it like when you enter the Medieval Churches in Europe and are confronted by the wonderful stain glass windows that glitter and shimmer as the windows catches the light. 45 more words