Why keep it in the classroom?
The question, for a bookseller, is not WHAT to read, but WHEN.
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 […]
Leslie looks at the difference in audiences reached by her bookstore on three social media platforms.
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
'A Wrinkle in Time' and the allures and perils of book-to-screen adaptations.
'Trell, ' Dick Lehr's middle grade debut, has an as old-fashioned relevance to current events.
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
The ABCs of summer bookselling.
MG comics that should be flying off our shelves this fall.
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 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
Miscellaneous bookish notes from the road.
Titles that have transformed struggling young readers into confirmed bibliophiles.
The notes one bookseller leaves behind when she goes on holiday.
An interview with the delightful James Nicol.
Making order out of chaos turns out to be extremely satisfying.
Waldo present and Waldos past reappeared as the July 4th parade came and went.
Hosting birthday parties at a children's bookstore is great for business, but a bit tiring for staff.
Ways for book promotional items to fail and to succeed are illustrated and explored.