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Notes to a Visiting Author: “Make This Thing Worth Your While!”

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Photo: Chapel Hill local and YA author Sarah Dessen at a reading at Flyleaf Books Flyleaf Books is located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina and hosts hundreds of authors a year.  When we asked marketing coordinator Linnie Green to write a piece for LARB, there was no hesitation on the topic.   “Rumor has it that […]


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Left Bank Books: A Literary Landmark Celebrates 45 Years in St. Louis

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Photo: Left Bank Books co-owner Kris Kleindienst stands in the bookstore’s doorway, then and now.  By Meg Cook Last weekend, Left Bank Books in St. Louis, Missouri celebrated its 45th anniversary. The independent bookstore serves the “Gateway to the West” with their large collection of new and used books, and a mission to offer the […]

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Letter from Central Idaho: 20 Years of Iconoclastic Bookselling

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By Sarah Hedrick Pictured above: Sarah and Gary, owners of Iconoclast Books in Ketchum, Idaho, appreciating the view. Six years ago this month, Gary Hunt, owner of Iconoclast Books in Ketchum, Idaho, was killed in a car accident on his way home from one of the frequent events hosted in his store. He left behind […]


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The Brief and Wondrous Life of California Bookstore Day

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The Naked Bookseller is proud to present the story behind California Bookstore Day (this Saturday May 3rd) — a grand notion incubated at the Bay Area’s legendary Green Apple bookstore, recipient of Publisher Weekly’s 2014 Independent Bookstore of the Year Award. By Samantha Schoech When you tell people you own a bookstore (or in my […]