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Paddington Bear, created by Theresa Polefko, won Best of Show.

Loganberry Books Hosts 7th Annual Edible Books Festival

Loganberry Books in Shaker Heights, Ohio, invited readers to create edible versions of their favorite books for the Edible Books Festival. Bookseller judges gave awards for categories including Most Delicious, Most Book-Like, and Most Awesome.

"The fun is all in the interpretation and the pictures," said Loganberry president Harriett Logan. Among the edible books were Bread and Jam for Francis, Mutiny on the Bounty, and A Wrinkle in Time.

This is the seventh year Loganberry has hosted its festival, which is part of the annual International Edible Books Festival.

DIESEL Booksellers Share Favorites for Poetry Month

DIESEL, A Bookstore has created 30 videos of booksellers reading favorite poems -- one for each day in National Poetry Month. A new video is revealed each day.

Among the featured poems are Rimbaud's "The Morning of Drunkenness," William Blake's "Milton," and Philip Larkin's "This Be the Verse."

Boston Globe Columnist Sees a Bright Future for Local Stores

In this week's Boston Globe, columnist Alex Beam paid tribute to what he called "three AAA-rated independent bookstores left in our reading area": Harvard Book Store, New England Mobile Book Fair, and Brookline Booksmith.

Beam wrote that Porter Square Bookswasn't as "venerable" as the others, but he ended his article with a quote from Porter Square co-owner Dale Szczeblowski: "It's essentially a lifestyle business. You go into it because you love what you do. Making money is a necessary element but it's not the number one motivator."