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Books as Friends

August 31st, 2017 in Quotations by April Michelle Davis. Read More » 0

“Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors and the most patient of teachers.” —Charles W. Eliot

Finding the Right Editor

November 24th, 2016 in Quotations by April Michelle Davis. Read More » 0

Mark Peters, in the Writer’s Digest, compares finding an editor to finding a love through online dating: “Anyone who has entered the online dating world and worked as a freelance writer may have noticed some spooky similarities between the two: the suspiciously vague ads, the long response waits, the frequent miscommunication, the soul-crushing self-doubt and—when […]

‘The Public Narrative About Our Industry Has Changed’

September 29th, 2016 in Quotations by April Michelle Davis. Read More » 0

“Nationally, the network of independent bookstores has seen and is continuing to see real, sustained growth. This vitality is the result of your hard work, innovation, and a commitment to selecting and showcasing titles that we passionately believe in and that we know will find readers in our communities…. Believe me, I know you can’t […]

Bookstores and Libraries: True Free Speech Centers

September 15th, 2016 in Quotations by April Michelle Davis. Read More » 0

“The only people who have never had a problem with me speaking in their venues are independent bookstores and libraries. Universities and humanities councils have canceled me, but never an independent bookstore.” –Bill Ayers, whose new book is Public Enemy: Confessions of an American Dissident (Beacon Press), in a Rumpus interview

‘Take a Moment to Replenish with the Written Word’

August 25th, 2016 in Quotations by April Michelle Davis. Read More » 0

“As we head into the upcoming, very busy holiday season, as booksellers we like to remind ourselves why we first stepped into a bookstore. We are lovers of stories. We are sharers of tales. We finish a good book and we are pressing it into the hands of a like-minded friend. The more we read, […]

Amazon and the “Absence of Serendipity’

August 18th, 2016 in Quotations by April Michelle Davis. Read More » 0

“Which brings me to Amazon. I do indeed like it if I know what it is that I want to buy. Various bits and pieces of electronics have been purchased over the years. But I find it an intensely irritating way to buy a book. Cheap, yes, convenient, most assuredly, but intensely irritating. For I’m […]

When a Shortstop Wants to ‘Grow Up to Be in Publishing’

July 28th, 2016 in Quotations by April Michelle Davis. Read More » 0

“I know a lot of kids who want to grow up to play shortstop for the Yankees, but this may well be the first case of a shortstop for the Yankees wanting to grow up to be in publishing–which makes it a fine day indeed for publishers.” –Jon Meacham, executive editor at Random House, in […]

People Need & Appreciate a Good Bookstore

July 21st, 2016 in Quotations by April Michelle Davis. Read More » 0

“The Internet, Amazon, e-books. Who needs a bookstore these days? At least once a week people walk into the Regulator and tell us how surprised (and usually how pleased) they are to see that a shop like ours is still in business. But as the long time co-owner of Durham’s independent bookstore, I’m not all […]

Indies: ‘Final Plank in the Bridge’ Between Writer & Reader

June 30th, 2016 in Quotations by April Michelle Davis. Read More » 0

“Every decade, it seems, has featured a major challenge to the independent bookseller. We manage by being very selective. The craft of bookselling lies, not so much in reacting to the marketplace as in developing it by representing, on our shelves, a point of view that sets us apart. As independent booksellers, we build the […]

Localism Movement ‘Driving Customers into Your Stores’

June 23rd, 2016 in Quotations by April Michelle Davis. Read More » 0

“[I]n the run up to the holiday season I think it’s vitally important that we don’t underestimate by one iota the importance of the localism movement. It is driving customers into your stores, and independent booksellers have been at the forefront of Local First/Shop Local, pioneering early victories that formed the foundation of today’s success. […]


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