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- Anatomy of a Mystery
Auguste Dupin, in the Poe tale—with Lord Peter Wimsey, Ellery Queen, Miss Marple and Perry Mason following suit.
- Coastal Changes
Christy McDanold of Secret Garden Bookshop leads a show-and-tell of the fall children's lists; Judy Ness presents the annual holiday catalogue, along with suggestions on using it to increase sales.
- Southern Hospitality
SEBA supper features Jill Conner Browne (Sweet Potato Queens' Field Guide to Men), Nelson DeMille (Night Fall) and Cassandra King (The Same Sweet Girls).
- All Things Asparagus
It refuses to budge when a king, queen, princess and even the ruler's rhino try to remove it after it suddenly appears on the monarch's lawn.
- In the Media Spotlight
With more than 1,000 new titles published each week in 2003, the big question for publishers and retailers remained: What is driving sales of the books that are working?
- SF/Fantasy/Horror Notes
(Roc, $12.95 paper 304p ISBN 0-451-45947-4) The Solar Queen combines two early novels, Sargasso of Space (1955) and Plague Ship (1956), from SFWA Grand Master Andre Norton's bestselling SF series centered on th
- The Wizards of Oz
Australian publishing has become ever more diverse and features a mix of players that includes big home-grown companies, branches of multinationals, longtime family operations, several veteran publishers and editors who have gone out on their own, and
- In Children's, Fiction First
Becky Anderson of Anderson's Bookshops in Naperville, Ill., felt that the reason children's booksellers were buzzing about fiction was "there are fewer kids in the picture book age range.
- British Publishing 2003: U.K. Publishers Are Soldiering On
There were many problems about life in London during our annual visit late last month, but happily the state of the British book business, at least as reflected in last year's sales, and a slightly-better-than-expected Christmas (in contrast to our o
- The Comeback Queens
It took her three weeks, she said, to pack up and open The Ivy Bookshop.
- Backlist—All That Glitters
Schwartz Bookshops in Milwaukee takes a similar stance.
- Winds of Change at MPBA
"In this year of tightening budgets, most of the educational programs were handled in-house and done exceptionally well," Meg Sherman of Chinook Bookshop in Colorado Springs commented, adding that the MPBA trainees who taught Thursday's seminars on
- A Life Filled with Tails
It's an affectionate look at the queen and her corgis.
- Fall Regional Roundup
As founder of the Pulpwood Queens Book Club, Kathy knows her stuff.