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Finding Time to Read

The question, for a bookseller, is not WHAT to read, but WHEN.

The Wild Bunch(es)

TweetIt’s been such a fun few days at the Flying Pig! We got to celebrate the launch of Jan Gangsei’s new MG novel, The Wild Bunch, and we got to help 17 exuberant ELL students in grades 2-5 pick out summer reading books. These are the days I most love my job! Jan Gangsei is a […]

These Platforms Three

Leslie looks at the difference in audiences reached by her bookstore on three social media platforms.

Moon Memory

Originally posted on 7/20/2009 Mom's caption on the back: Just look at the cloud color! I always remembered the moon walk occurring during the daytime, and it wasn't until recently that Mrs. PND happened to recall 'staying up' to watch a couple of guys walk on the moon. Show More Summary

To See Or Not to See

'A Wrinkle in Time' and the allures and perils of book-to-screen adaptations.

A Heartfelt Spotlight on Journalism and Justice

'Trell, ' Dick Lehr's middle grade debut, has an as old-fashioned relevance to current events.

Wiley Recent Investor Presentation

Wiley reports their fourth quater and also an investor presentation: Full year revenue of $1,719 million, up 2% at constant currency and down 1% excluding the impacts of foreign exchange, shifting to time-based journal subscriptions, and contributions from acquisitions. Show More Summary

Graphic Novel Palooza

MG comics that should be flying off our shelves this fall.

Spin Me Right ‘Round

A look at the pros and cons of permanent spinner racks.

"It helps to remember why we got into this whole fiction-writing ‘business’ to begin..."

“It helps to remember why we got into this whole fiction-writing ‘business’ to begin with: because we wanted to see what was behind that door, if not to break it down altogether. Because writers are born snoops and eavesdroppers and gossips and sneaky little diary readers just about driven by what we don’t know. Show More Summary

Books That Turn ‘Non-Readers’ Into Readers

Titles that have transformed struggling young readers into confirmed bibliophiles.

Please Take Care of This Shop

The notes one bookseller leaves behind when she goes on holiday.

Taming the Back Room Jungle

Making order out of chaos turns out to be extremely satisfying.

Where Are Our Waldos?

Waldo present and Waldos past reappeared as the July 4th parade came and went.

Happy Birthday Party Blues

Hosting birthday parties at a children's bookstore is great for business, but a bit tiring for staff.

Book Swag Essentials

Ways for book promotional items to fail and to succeed are illustrated and explored.

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