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Tools for Troubled Times

23 hours agoMedia / Publishing : ShelfTalker

It is intellectual constructs, not hammers, that allow us to be our best.

Putting the Fun Back in Fundraisers

One store's approach to donation requests from schools and community groups increases both goodwill and the bottom line.

Let’s Talk About Racism

Using children's books to up our game in combating racism.

"I always wanted to be a writer but it wasn’t until I began to enjoy writing that people wanted to..."

5 days agoMedia / Publishing : Listen Up

“I always wanted to be a writer but it wasn’t until I began to enjoy writing that people wanted to read my story.” - Margaret Wilkerson Sexton (source)

This Shelf Is Reserved for Diverse Voices

Spotlighting Lee & Low Books and the voices of small presses.

Thrown from the Saddle by a Great Book!

What to do when finishing a book leaves us struggling to begin anything new?

Making Everyone Feel Special

Special needs customers in the bookstore are a challenge and privilege.

It’s a Graphic Question

Trying to come to terms with better terms for our illustrated masterpieces.

One School, One Book

The challenge of finding the perfect book for an entire school to enjoy.

Where the Heck Do I Put That?

Creative sectioning in the bookstore, part 2.

Renaissance Man or Fool?

Are our justifications for wearing so many hats totally or only partially specious?

THE CEO’s First 100 Days – Plan to be Punched.

Jersey City Street Art - Michael Cairns As Mike Tyson once said, “everybody has a plan until they get punched in the mouth.” His clever point was that, even with the best advance planning, you should be ready to adapt, modify, change and react based on real experience. Show More Summary

My Sidewalk’s on Sale

Hosting the bookstore's seasonal sidewalk sale is both a chore and a reprieve.

Upcycled Book Gifts

Upcycled bookish DIY gifts and sidelines for the Don't-Do-It-Yourselfer.

A Night at the Theater

Or the Best Laid Plans of Munchkins and BookPeople.

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

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