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Bookstore Beer: Powell’s + Rogue + Moby Dick = White Whale Ale December 1, 2012

Brewed in honor of Powell’s Books 41st Anniversary White Whale Ale is “infused with the seafaring sprit” of Moby-Dick, literally! The beer contains actual pages from a copy of the book. From the Rogue website: This brand-new ale was truly inspired by a love of literature. At an auction in Chicago, Michael Powell landed a first edition of Herman Melville’s The Whale (renamed Moby-Dick in subsequent editions), and the book has occupied a special place…

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Better or Not? Better World Books adds Donation Boxes, A Book Drive for Haiti and a Partnership with Powell’s to the Mix April 28, 2010

It has been a couple of years since we profiled Better World Books here at Book Patrol. I thought it a good time touch base with them. I talked with BWB co-founder Xavier Hegelsen about some of their recent initiatives. Though I still have my doubts about whether or not their model is one that is beneficial to the book world at large it is clear that are continuing to increase their footprint on the…

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