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Week 6 (Blaga): 84 Charing Cross Road, by Helene Hanff

Reader: Blaga

Topic #3: Read a book about books

Book: 84 Charing Cross Road, by Helene Hanff
Publisher: Sphere, 2007 ( Originally published by Grossman, 1970) 825 more words

Day 177 - Browsing

Today I heard that one of my favorite bookstores from my earlier life in New England is closing its doors. It was a specialty bookstore, providing books in languages other than English, and will carry on online, but the store itself will be gone. 167 more words

Curiosity Basics

The Death Of Bookstores

photo credit:  http://www.twincities.com/2017/02/15/stillwater-bookstore-sold-to-local-merchant-closing-in-july/

It seems like every time I read a news story about bookstores, it’s about them closing. Doesn’t matter if they’re selling used books or new books – they are going out of business. 343 more words


Steps to self-publishing, Part 4: Marketing

Still feels good, doesn’t it? Checking Amazon or Barnes & Noble to look at your book listing. Realizing all over again that you wrote a book, damn it! 975 more words


Too Many Superheroes, Trump's Making America Read Again...

Can The Industry Survive On Superheroes? Retailers, Publishers Talk Genre Diversity (Newsorama)

But decades later, the majority of comic books shipped each week to comic book stores are still the ones starring Marvel and DC heroes.

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Liberty Bookstore

This is an intellectual odyssey. I graduated from high school in 1972 with far more questions than answers. This was the first year that 18 year olds could vote in federal elections. 1,037 more words


Another One Bites the Dust

On Sunday morning I made a trip to my storage. On the way there was a nice bagel deli. I checked on line to find out what time they opened on Sunday only to find they closed for good at the end of January. 254 more words