The Art of Libromancy: On Selling Books and Reading Books in the Twenty-First Century

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Price
$18.95  $17.62
Publisher
Biblioasis
Publish Date
Pages
240
Dimensions
5.2 X 8.19 X 0.87 inches | 0.66 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781771965415

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About the Author

Josh Cook is a bookseller and co-owner at Porter Square Books in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where he has worked since 2004. He is also author of the critically acclaimed postmodern detective novel An Exaggerated Murder and his fiction, criticism, and poetry have appeared in numerous leading literary publications. He grew up in Lewiston, Maine and lives in Somerville, Massachusetts.

Reviews

Praise for The Art of Libromancy

"Cook, a bookseller himself ... takes a necessarily critical look at the practice of connecting readers with their next book in the age of monopolization and censorship."
--Chicago Review of Books

Praise for Josh Cook

"The writing throughout is so crystalline, the dialogue so acerbically funny and the characters so engaging as to make the pages seem as though they're turning themselves."
--Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"One of the most high-minded detective stories in years ... Meticulously planned and content-rich, this sophisticated, variegated study ... ranks with the best upmarket mysteries by Iain Pears and Umberto Eco."
--Bookslut

"Bookseller and debut novelist Cook's humorous take on various whodunit and noir tropes is ... spot-on."
--Library Journal

"One of [my] favorite booksellers."
--Celeste Ng, author of Little Fires Everywhere