My Bookstore: Writers Celebrate Their Favorite Places to Browse, Read, and Shop

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Product Details

Price
$23.95
Publisher
Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers
Publish Date
Pages
392
Dimensions
5.8 X 1.5 X 8.4 inches | 1.3 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781579129101
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About the Author

Ronald Rice has worked in book publishing as a sales and marketing professional for twenty-five years, working with and promoting bookstores. He was a four-time nominee for Publishers Weekly Sales Representative of the Year and has served multiyear terms on both the NEIBA and SEBA advisory councils. He lives in Philadelphia, PA. Richard Russo is the author of ten books. In 2002 he received the Pulitzer Prize for Empire Falls. He lives in Camden ME and Boston, MA. Emily St. John Mandel is the author of four books including Station Eleven, which was a finalist for the National Book Award for fiction. She lives in Brooklyn, NY. Leif Parsons is an award-winning illustrator who's work has been published in the New York Times and Harper's. He lives in Brooklyn, NY.

Reviews

This is more than just a celebration, more than just a compendium of bookstore kudos. This is like each of your favorite writers (84 of them!) penning a love letter to their favorite bookstore. Names you may recognize include Dave Eggers, Louise Erdrich, Francine Prose, Lisa See, and Simon Winchester. Editor Rice, a publishing professional, has recruited new pieces that illuminate the quirks and many intangibles that make a great bookstore. From the owner who will trek across town to help out at a library signing, to the fierceness with which some owners protect their customers' privacy, to the overall comfort of stepping into a world that you just know is full of compatriots, the beautiful stories in these pages tell of those things that make any neighborhood bookstore great.

VERDICT: There are other collections that focus on bookstores... but this one is a personal peek into the hearts of the contributing writers as well as into the bookstores they love. Sure to please any bibliophile, even if borrowed from the library!

This is more than just a celebration, more than just a compendium of bookstore kudos. This is like each of your favorite writers (84 of them!) penning a love letter to their favorite bookstore. Names you may recognize include Dave Eggers, Louise Erdrich, Francine Prose, Lisa See, and Simon Winchester. Editor Rice, a publishing professional, has recruited new pieces that illuminate the quirks and many intangibles that make a great bookstore. From the owner who will trek across town to help out at a library signing, to the fierceness with which some owners protect their customers' privacy, to the overall comfort of stepping into a world that you just know is full of compatriots, the beautiful stories in these pages tell of those things that make any neighborhood bookstore great.

VERDICT: There are other collections that focus on bookstores... but this one is a personal peek into the hearts of the contributing writers as well as into the bookstores they love. Sure to please any bibliophile, even if borrowed from the library!