Booksellers will hear from Ryan Raffaelli, Rebecca Solnit, Jenny Boylan, W. Paul Coates, and more, and a special program on the final day will feature a conversation with Dr. Ibram X. Kendi and Jason Reynolds.
“Our publishing philosophy is very rooted in where we are,” said CEO/President John Byrd. “We’re in El Paso, Texas, which is very far outside of the traditional publishing prospects in the U.S., and that gives us a very unique perspective on what types of books we want to publish."
Kirkus Prize winners, PW’s Best Books of 2019 announced; Amazon stock falls; New Panorama Picks list debuts; Roman & Littlefield launches audiobook line; Nany Goat Books establishes publishing house; NYT Book Review launches excerpts in digital-only feature; ALA issues report on Amazon’s harm to libraries; Personnel changes at Penguin Books, Tom Doherty Associates, FSG, Atria; Thurber Prize for American Humor, Polari Prizes, Dagger Award winners announced
Epilogue to host soft opening; Next Chapter, Mind Chimes, Downbound now open; Breakwater under new ownership; Penguin, Left Bank, Buttonwood, Roundabout celebrate anniversaries; Joe’s Place owners to retire; Books of Wonder to move; New store to open in Moosterious Emporium space; Raven Book Store publishes zine; WORD launches Instagram video series; Best of Books, Alabama Booksmith, Little Professor, Thank You featured in local news.
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