Barnes & Noble investor Sandell presses for bookseller’s sale

From Fox Business: An activist investor wants Barnes & Noble Inc. to try again to sell itself, arguing the bookseller needs an owner who can invest in its beleaguered operations. Sandell Asset Management  has recently started buying a stake in the New York bookstore chain and is already among its 10 biggest investors, according to people familiar […]

Random Fact

Seven percent of American adults believe that chocolate milk comes from brown cows, according to a survey conducted earlier this year by the Innovation Center for US Dairy. This has nothing to do with books, but PG found it interesting/disturbing. He doubts that many Canadians would be so ill-informed.  

Confessions of a One-Time Reluctant Reader

From Nerdy Book Club: I was an absolute book fanatic from the start. Or, to be more precise, I was an absolute PICTURE book fanatic. When adults asked what I wanted to be when I grew up, my answer was always the same: picture book illustrator. Every week as a child, my mother took my […]

How to Judge a Book by its Cover

From Design Observer: AIGA and Design Observer’s 50 Books | 50 Covers competition, which reviews and awards the best of book and cover designs published within the past year, has just concluded its 94th cycle. We’re pleased to announce this year’s winning cover and winning book selections, along with a few trends the judges couldn’t help but notice while digging deep into […]

ABA Board Member Christine Onorati on Her Life Among Books

From the American Booksellers Association: Bookselling This Week: Please talk about your early experiences with reading and books. Christine Onorati: I was a bookworm from as early as I can remember, getting in trouble for reading at the dinner table and never leaving home without a book. I viscerally remember the summer reading club at the […]

Nothing is original

Nothing is original. Steal from anywhere that resonates with inspiration or fuels your imagination. Devour old films, new films, music, books, paintings, photographs, poems, dreams, random conversations, architecture, bridges, street signs, trees, clouds, bodies of water, light and shadows. Select only things to steal from that speak directly to your soul. If you do this, […]

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