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First Book and Disney: A match made in heaven or… maybe not January 28, 2020 – Posted in: Content, Reading / Literacy

  First Book, a non-profit whose mission is to work to provide equal access to quality education, recently announced that they’ve now distributed 75 million Disney books to children and educators in need.  Their tweet: Through our longstanding relationship with @Disney and @DisneyBooks we’ve reached an incredible milestone: together we’ve provided over 75 MILLION books to the children & educators we serve! We just wanted to say THANK YOU! #magicofstorytelling Founded in 1992 First Book…

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Sean Doolittle: Independent Bookseller’s MVP January 27, 2020 – Posted in: Bookselling / Collecting, bookshops, Content, Reading / Literacy

Last April, Sean Doolittle, the closer for the World Champion Washington Nationals, started sharing on social media what he was reading and the independent bookstores he shopped at during each major league stop. Now, Doolittle has teamed up with the American Booksellers Association (ABA) to become 2020 Indie #BookstoreDay Ambassador. “I’m really looking forward to promoting these incredible local businesses that promote reading and literacy programs and authors and do so much to support their…

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Booksellers on Film: New documentary set for March release January 24, 2020 – Posted in: Bookselling / Collecting, bookshops, Content, Video

What once seemed like an esoteric world now seems essential to our culture: the community of rare book dealers and collectors who, in their love of the delicacy and tactility of books, are helping to keep the printed word alive – New York Film Festival D.W. Young’s documentary, The Booksellers, on the antiquarian booksellers of New York, is destined to become a classic account of the modern day book trade. From the preview alone you…

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The Oldest Golf Club Lands the Greatest Golf Book Collection January 22, 2020 – Posted in: Bookselling / Collecting, Content, Private Libraries

Clubhouse at St. Andrews Founded in 1754 the R & A is the oldest golf club in the world. It plays host to the British Open every summer and is the top golf destination in the world. Now thanks to Scotland native Alastair Johnston it will be home to the greatest collection of golf books.  Alastair Johnston and his golf books Currently the library stands at 28,000 books with hundreds of new additions planned to…

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Radiohead Public Library is now open January 21, 2020 – Posted in: Content, Libraries

They have been at it since 1985. By 2011 they had sold more than 30 million albums and last year they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. To celebrate this amazing run Radiohead has introduced their very own Radiohead Public Library. From the band’s announcement: Radiohead.com has always been a) infuriatingly uninformative and b) surprising. The most surprising thing to do next, therefore, is to suddenly become incredibly informative. So that is…

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