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Love a Children’s Bookstore? Nominate It for the Pannell Award!

Anyone can nominate a favorite bookstore, from customers to staff. The deadline is April 10!

On Dispersers of Knowledge (and Other Stuff)

Some days a recurring theme reveals itself in conversations around the bookshop. On this day at this children's bookshop, that theme is the enduring allure of poop.

Every Writer Needs an Editor, Especially if that Writer is Also an Editor

4 days agoMedia / Publishing : Soapbox

The editorial director of 'Writer's Digest' discusses the difficulty of taking her own advice.

Enchanted by the Lion

Diving into the backlist of a favorite indie publisher.

A Live Tour of DDG Booksellers with Relish

HarperCollins' 50 Bookstores in 50 States Facebook Live promotion comes to Maine.

Are We Still Friends? After This Event, I Hope So!

We were warned we might run out of books, the kind of prediction and promise that usually requires a grain of salt. But in this case....

Of Deadwood Days and Zombie Goldfish

Real-life childhood events inspired two very different stories from authors visiting Spellbound over the weekend.

No, I Can't Drive You to the Airport: A Freelancer's Life

last weekMedia / Publishing : Soapbox

A freelancer establishes herself as a professional writer and starts saying no to requests for her time.

Booksellers Have Author Crushes Too

In which Linda Sue Park becomes BookPeople's BFF for the day.

Interview with a Melancholy Spring

The vernal seasons shares her book picks and her thoughts on the loss of one of her favorite authors.

The Book I’m Currently Obsessed With

'Nabokov's Favorite Word Is Mauve': a new title for writers, numbers crunchers, Harper's Index followers, and Hemingway fans.

The Very Happy Costume Event

Tips for building a better, and more profitable, visit from a costume character.

The Weird Things People Leave in Books

2 weeks agoMedia / Publishing : Soapbox

Bologna, paychecks, divorce papers, a taco, and other strange things librarians have found in books.

My Pictures Before, During, and After the Storm

In which we take inspiration from a favorite new concept book.

The Cheerfulness Challenge

A contest to save the self-esteem of overused words is here at last.

Greetings from Hoosierland!

TweetHello to friendships old and new! This is my first post for ShelfTalker, and I’m so pleased to be here. I’m writing today from the stockroom at 4 Kids Books, with an electric portable heater plugged in underneath my desk and a giveaway towel (promoting a beach book, obviously) wrapped around my shoulders like a […]

The Most Dreaded Task?

Something every manager may want to do.

Simply Brilliant

Fewer words often translate to more work, and the payoff can be deceptively simple but brilliant picture books.

How Being a Defense Attorney Prepared Me for Being a Full-Time Writer

3 weeks agoMedia / Publishing : Soapbox

A criminal defense attorney turned writer talks moral complexity in fiction.

Letting the Shelves Do the Talking

Engaging customers through creative sectioning.

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