To draw new customers into the store and keep current ones buzzing about its unique offerings, Bookends & Beginnings owners Nina Barrett and Jeff Garrett have planned a wide array of literary, educational, and social events for this fall.
Rediscovered Bookshop celebrates grand reopening following remodel; Books & Books offers expanded Spanish language programming; Morris Book Shop’s new event series wines and dines readers; BookPeople of Moscow fundraises to improve events
More than 80 famous chefs and cookbook authors from around the world have come together to assist with food relief efforts for Syrian refugees by contributing recipes to Soup for Syria: Recipes to Celebrate Our Shared Humanity, coming October 1 from Interlink Books.
To Kill a Mockingbird author to release second book; Government censorship may shutter independent Belarus bookstore; Anne Enright named first Laureate for Irish Fiction; Penguin inks sales/distribution deal with America’s Test Kitchen; BISG, ALA to survey library patrons’ digital preferences; Random House’s independent bookstore liaison expands duties to Penguin; Simon & Schuster introduces new multimedia imprint
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