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So we've had a couple of people ask us why we keep putting notices up on Twitter and Facebook about movies renting our books, "Over and over - like, big deal! We know already!"

Fragments - new novel by local comedy writer now avialable at Old Books!

Ryan P. C. Trimble has been writing since he first found (and promptly broke) his great-grandmother's typewriter as a toddler; since then, he has gone on to write plays, sketch comedy, films--and now, a novel. That novel is FRAGMENTS FROM 5TH AVE.

Addy McCulloch offers the conversation on the poet laureate issue

So, many of you have been following the poet laureate snafu. Though Ms. Macon has resigned, the discussion of what all this means in our state continues. Our dear friend Addy McCulloch offered this insight. We thought it was a good way to introduce the conversation:

In July, Governor McCrory selected Valerie Macon as the state’s newest poet laureate. He did

so without following a time-honored process that involves the North Carolina Arts Council, a

process which was stated on the council’s website until shortly after Ms. Macon’s appointment

What could she buy at a used bookstore?

"Well, how is your room?" Jock asked me on the phone. I had just arrived in Eugene, Oregon after a six day train trip that has taken me across the country to the Wordcrafters Conference.

"Guess what I have a view of?"

"Um, a wall?" he ventured. He had listened to me complain endlessly about how disappointed I was in the hotel room that I had in Washington, D.C.

Over Two Miles of Books + Four Feet of Beer = Utpoia

It has been a while since we have had good consistent blog posts. I am so sorry for this. In mid-July my lap top and my puppy, Hilda, had a collision during a thunderstorm. From then until the end of September we have been without a computer. Since I actually make my living as a writer, having a computer is, unfortunately, a necessary evil in our modern age. Furthermore, one cannot run a small business in this era without one. I wrote about this conundrum for my Live Local Column in Encore:
http://www.encorepub.com/welcome/live-local-live-small-129/

Mrs. Nancy Richardson

I was so deeply saddened to learn of the loss of one of my dear friends, Mrs. Nancy Richardson. If you have come into the bookstore during the week in the last 7 years, there is a good chance you have been introduced to Mrs. Richardson. She had more literary credibility than anyone else I know, and I loved to introduce her to people with that tag line.

Sister Store Sundays: Bookworks of Albuquerque!

Welcome to the fifth installment of our new blog series “Sister Store Sundays”.
Every Sunday we will feature a quick Q&A with another Independent Bookstore. We want to introduce you to some of the fabulous people who are nurturing the cultural conversation around the country. This week we are excited to feature Bookworks of Albuquerque, NM! Marketing & Events Manager Amanda Sutton was kind enough to answer our questions. www.bkwrks.com

OBOFS: Why did you get into this bookstore?

Sister Store Sundays: Changing Hands Books!

Welcome to the fourth installment of our new blog series “Sister Store Sundays”.
Every Sunday we will feature a quick Q&A with another Independent Bookstore. We want to introduce you to some of the fabulous people who are nurturing the cultural conversation around the country. This week we are excited to feature Changing Hands Bookstore of Tempe, AZ! Co-owner, Bob Sommer was kind enough to answer our questions. www.changinghands.com

OBOFS: Why did you get into this bookstore?

CHB: Loved bookstores, son of merchant class parents

OBOFS: How many people do you employ?

Tantilizing Tuesdays: Diane Ledet!

Welcome to our third installment of “Tantilizing Tuesdays: Reviewer Spotlights!” on the blog. The idea is that starting in June every Tuesday we would run a Q &A with book review blogger about their work. We are only asking reviewers whose work we respect and who promote/have affiliate relationships with Independent Bookstores. Hopefully it will produce some new exposure for the reviewer and maybe become a venue for sharing what is working in independent publishing and bookselling.

Sister Store Sundays Presents Parnassus Books

Parnassus Books

Welcome to the third installment of our new blog series “Sister Store Sundays”.
Every Sunday we will feature a quick Q&A with another Independent Bookstore. We want to introduce you to some of the fabulous people who are nurturing the cultural conversation around the country. This week we are excited to feature Parnassus Books of Nashville, TN! Co-owner, Karen Hayes was kind enough to answer our questions. www.parnassusbooks.net

OBOFS: Why did you get into this bookstore?

  1. A Wilmington Institution since 1982
  2. Buying Old Books: The ultimate Recycling
  3. Best African American Literature Selection in Town
  4. Extensive Foreign Language Section: Spanish, French, German, Italian, Chinese
  5. The ONLY bookstore in town to deliver!
  6. Paperback Classics at affordable prices (Great for English classes!)
  7. Incredible Judaica Section
  8. Largest selection of scripts and Theatre/Film books in Town
  9. Where else are you going to find a first edition for under $10?
  10. Bibliophiles rock!