Category Archives: Bookselling

Changes

In three weeks’ time, I will be on a plane to Vancouver. I will not be coming back to the UK for…a while. Those of you who follow me on Twitter may have heard about my move to Canada already. … Continue reading

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Staff Picks, Part III

Here’s the rest of the bay! Retribution Falls – Chris Wooding Plots and Intrigue. Incompetent sky pirates. Dark magic. Airships everywhere. This first book in the Tales of the Ketty Jay series is a thoroughly enjoyable, thoroughly swashbuckling read. If … Continue reading

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Staff Picks, Part II

Today I’m writing about some of the books I picked for my very own bay of staff picks, back in October. I’m starting with the one that sold the most copies, but apart from that they’re not in any particular … Continue reading

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Staff Picks, part I

Since I started work at the bookshop, I have recommended a lot of books. Plenty of individual customers ask for recommendations, of course, but in addition to this we have a bay near the front of the shop dedicated to … Continue reading

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What should I recommend?

In my bookshop, we have a special bay that’s just for staff picks. At the moment it’s full of a selection of ‘summer reads’ recommended by everybody who works there, but usually it belongs to one person only. We get … Continue reading

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Books that are windows, books that are mirrors

I was quietly pricing birthday cards in the shop this morning when a customer came over holding a copy of Atinuke and Lauren Tobia’s book Splash! Anna Hibiscus. ‘I have never seen a picture book like this,’ she said excitedly. … Continue reading

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From the bookshop

Between extra shifts at the bookshop, studying and trying to prepare for BCLT Summer School, I’m having a pretty busy time at the moment. On the bright side, I’m feeling good about my dissertation for once – I got a … Continue reading

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