“Visually lavish and
- Kirkus Reviews
- Publishers Weekly
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thinking of the business part when they first go into it,” she says. “This is something
you must have. If you’re not looking at the financial pieces, you won’t stay in business
very long.” Leonard regards it as essential for booksellers to understand “where the
money is coming from and where it’s going” at their stores, and at their primary
For his part, ABA CEO Oren Teicher is excited to offer this educational program
to the regional associations. “We believe that the interdependence of all of us in
this business is even more apparent today, and it is important information for
booksellers to have,” he says. It’s so important that the association plans to host a
similar session on the economics of bookselling for publishers at next year’s
Bloomsbury USA publishing director George Gibson will speak at NAIBA, NEIBA, and SIBA.
Workman Publishing sales director Steven Pace will speak at MPIBA, NCIBA. and PNBA.
Matty Goldberg, president of publishing, client, and sales development at Perseus Books Group will
speak at Heartland and SCIBA.
Common Good Books in St. Paul
Store manager Martin Schmutterer recommends Beth Dooley’s In Winter’s Kitchen
(Milkweed Editions, Oct.), which focuses
on a Thanksgiving meal, to foodies. “She
writes about local food and the idea of
eating locally in a northern climate, which
is less easy than it might be if you live elsewhere in the country,” he says.
He’s also a fan of Aimee Bissonett’s North
Woods Girl (Minnesota Historical Society Press, Oct.), about a little girl who hikes
through Grandma’s woods, which he recommends as a children’s book holiday gift.
“I think anyone who loves nature will love this book,” Schmutterer says.
Northshire Bookstore in Manchester Center, Vt.
Buyer Stan Hynds anticipates two Vermont-based recipe books will have broad appeal.
The Vermont Country Store Cookbook: Recipes, History, and Lore from the Classic American
General Store by Ellen Ecker Ogden and Andrea Diehl (Grand Central, Sept.) features
Booksellers across the country give their
recommendations on books by local
authors that may sell well in other regions
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