Book Sense

10 Apr

Correction

The price listed in the 2007 May Book Sense Picks flier for the title The Various Haunts Of Men, by Susan Hill (Overlook,9781585678761 / 1585678767), was incorrect. The correct price is $24.95.

Book Sense apologizes for the error.

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05 Apr

The May 2007 Book Sense Picks & Notables Preview

Here is the full listing of May Book Sense Picks, with booksellers' comments, as well as a preview of the month's Notables.

Independent booksellers in the Book Sense program will be receiving their May Picks fliers in the April Red Box. (The flier includes jacket images, bibliographic information, and bookseller quotes.)

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05 Apr

Five Important Picks Deadlines Imminent

Here's a quick reminder of the upcoming Book Sense Picks deadlines for April:

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04 Apr

McLean & Eakin Shines in Petoskey for 15 Years

McLean & Eakin, Booksellers has brightened Petoskey, Michigan's downtown Gaslight District for the past 15 years. Founded and owned by Julie Norcross, the 5,000-square-foot, two-story general bookstore, named in honor of the grandmothers of Norcross and her husband, resembles an inviting cottage, with knotty pine paneling and a fireplace.

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04 Apr

Where's My Book Sense Marketing Newsletter?

On Wednesday, April 4, the 13th issue of the Book Sense Marketing Newsletter was sent to all booksellers with Book Sense. If you didn't receive a copy, it could be that at some point your email address was flagged as unsubscribed or you opted out.

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29 Mar

2007 Book Sense Book of the Year Award Winners Announced

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28 Mar

April Notables Fliers & Shelf-Talkers Now Available

The April Book Sense Notables flier is now available in a downloadable PDF on BookWeb.org. The flier includes jacket images, bibliographic information, and bookseller quotes.

These additional 20 titles are also featured in an electronic file of shelf-talkers for in-store use.

Past Book Sense Picks and Notables can be found on BookWeb.org.

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28 Mar

A March White Box Update

Contrary to the cover letter in the Book Sense White Box mailing for March, the ARC of the forthcoming novel A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini, author of The Kite Runner, will be shipped to stores under separate cover, directly from the publisher, Riverhead Books (Penguin Group USA). The book has an on-sale date of May 22, 2007.

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28 Mar

Readers Gain at Food for Thought

Food for Thought Books in Amherst, Massachusetts, is a nonprofit bookstore, collectively owned and operated since the mid-1970s. The collective's five members lean distinctly to the left, stocking much of the 4,000-square-foot store with the latest in progressive politics -- global, domestic, multicultural, and radical; queer studies and women's issues; critical and avant-garde writings; 'zines; comix; and multicultural children's books.

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22 Mar

Off The Beaten Path Is Right on Track

In the late 1980s, while living in Los Angeles and working at a corporate job, Dick Ryan noticed a classified ad in the Wall Street Journal for a tiny bookstore located in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Neither he nor his wife, Leslie, had ever been to the small ski town but within months Dick had negotiated an early retirement package, and the couple had packed up and moved to Steamboat Springs.

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22 Mar

Book Sense Author Lunch Reservations Now Being Accepted

The Book Sense Author Lunch -- a favorite at BookExpo America for six years running -- will be held on Friday, June 1, from 12:15 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. in the Special Events Hall at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. The luncheon, open exclusively to stores with Book Sense, is a festive gathering of booksellers and 50 authors whose books they have made past or present Book Sense Picks.

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21 Mar

The Book Sense Mysteries & Thrillers Bestseller List

For the eight-week period ending March 20, 2007, and based on sales in independent bookstores with Book Sense nationwide.

Past Category Bestseller lists are available on ABA's trade website, BookWeb.org.

Attention Media: Contact Meg Smith at meg@booksense.com for reprint guidelines for your newspaper or magazine.

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14 Mar

The Book Sense Travel Literature Bestseller List

Based on sales at independent bookstores with Book Sense nationwide for the eight-week period ending March 12, 2007.

Past Category Bestseller lists are available on ABA's trade website, BookWeb.org.

Attention Media: Contact Meg Smith at meg@booksense.com for reprint guidelines for your newspaper or magazine.

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08 Mar

Announcing the Spring 2007 Book Sense Picks Poetry Top Ten

Here is the Spring 2007 Book Sense Picks Poetry Top Ten, based on the nominations of independent booksellers nationwide. The March Red Box will contain the Poetry Top Ten pads and a PDF of the list is available on BookWeb.

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07 Mar

The Book Bin: Personalized Service for More Than Three Decades

Thirty-five-year-old The Book Bin in Northbrook, Illinois, owned by Janis and Lex Irvine, was originally founded by Janis Irvine and three other women. Two of the partners left after one year, and Janis' husband, Lex Irvine, bought out the remaining partner 15 years ago. The store, centrally located in Northbrook Shopping Plaza, moved eight years ago into a larger space within the same mall. It now offers a large selection of general books in 2,000 square feet.

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