One of the small pleasures I treat myself to is visiting the book stores of every town I visit in my travels if possible. I figure I’m ‘working’, right? I was able to visit two on the Outer Banks NC last weekend while visiting and saying goodbye to summer.
One is the sweetest tiny bookstore in Buxton NC…lower part of Outer Banks, very near the Hatteras Light House Point we love so much… good fishing normally and the best beaches! (skunked this year….)
and the second I revisited was the Corolla Light Bookstore in the northern part of the Outer Banks. (Do visit the Sanderling Resort and Spa if ever near there!)
They are so adorably old fashioned..and yet very modern and up to date too. Just a pleasure all around and remind me how LUCKY I am to love reading as I do and have children’s books be my livelihood ! Work, Work, Work, …..
Just learned of the HUGE Book Fair in Princeton this Sat. So if you can get there, and like book fairs, (who doesn’t) this one is a must!….lots of BIG names…including our very own Melissa Iwai and Anne Rockwell with their TRUCK STOP (from Viking). stop and say hello!
CONGRATULATIONS NICOLE TADGELL illustrator, and author Susanne Slade, and Charlesbridge for a wonderful addition to youth non fiction!
I’ve been noticing….. month after month we read in PW and other reports about publishing still being down or at least margins down. BUT KIDS (to YA) is always UP! Last 6 months of 2014 has been very good generally. While adult publishing is a minus or single digit, Pic bks, kids fiction and non fiction and brd bks are up double digits compared to last year at this time!
There was a quote in the PW Sept 1 2014 issue from Devin Wenig president of eBay Marketplaces I liked: ” I think the last two years…have been extraordinary in the sense that technology has deconstructed…retail.” This sticks with me as basic truth. He continues: ” we’re past the tipping point.” It’s a fact, and it’s being dealt with now. It’s all about ALL the ways to find and buy whatever (BOOKS) phone, desktop, store or library. The pub. industry is trying hard to catch up…using technology to keep connected and offer service. Just as it should be.
from Priscilla Burris…the bottom line….
We at CAT agency are so happy to help Launch the wonderfully friendly new series about the Hamster Humphrey and his Tiny Tales from Penguin Putnam! See his first two books here, and a little video about how he is created by our artist PRISCILLA BURRIS https://vimeo.com/104481200