Kings english the adventures of an independent bookseller. The King's English: Betsy Burton: Hardcover: 9781586856878: Powell's Books 2019-02-02

Kings english the adventures of an independent bookseller Rating: 9,4/10 1470 reviews

BookLust: Review: The King's English: Adventures of an Independent Bookseller

kings english the adventures of an independent bookseller

It's why people who buy designer handbags or shoes pay more for those than people who shop at the discount store. And its recommended reads will cause your heart to skip a beat. Her modestly sized yet widely respected shop has hosted authors such as E. I don't read fiction as a rule Harry Potter, excepted because I feel like the author is manipulating my emotions. The best thing for me about the book was the book lists. I will have to say this book may have changed my life.

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The King's English: Adventures of an Independent Bookseller by Betsy Burton

kings english the adventures of an independent bookseller

It is the nesting doll of all my fantasies. . The chains made us up our game, involve our community, and pull more of them into our store. Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. And she talks frankly on subjects from the intrinsic value of poetry in society to the threat of censorship. That belief underlies American patriotism, surely.

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The Kings English: Adventures of an Independent Book... (1423601246) by Betsy Burton

kings english the adventures of an independent bookseller

That's why the people who shop at farmers' markets tend to spend much more on groceries than those who shop at the local grocery store. I am a mystery columnist for Library Journal, Mystery Readers Journal, and ReadertoReader. Salt Lake City: Gibbs Smith, 2005. When Berman left in 1981, Burton ran the store alone with the help of many excellent booksellers until 1987 when Barbara Hoagland became a partner. Bookseller: , Utah, United States Gibbs Smith, Publisher, 2005-03-21.

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[The Kings English: Adventures of an Independent Bookseller]

kings english the adventures of an independent bookseller

She's candid when she tells about her own faults when it comes to the bookselling business - her competitiveness, her struggles to find the right business partners, problems with the growth of chains. An avid reader and lover of literature, she is passionate about keeping independent bookstores alive and well in the world. It's really hard not to; they're so cheap. Buy from independent bookstores, and encourage the people who love books and love to share books. I laughed out loud when I read about how she could not get a key to open the trunk of a car a problem I have also experienced - glad to see I'm not alone and how she dealt with a Harry Potter crisis.

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The King's English: Adventures of an Independent Bookseller (Hardcover)

kings english the adventures of an independent bookseller

People are willing to pay a premium for the products they deem worthy of higher value. Big box stores hurt the publishing companies, and they in turn stifle new and different talent in the ranks of writers. It is the best bookstore anywhere. My reading list will grow by hundreds I have no doubt. She details the ups and downs, the authors who made appearances, the friends and neighbors who helped along the way. I'm an extremely infrequent reader of nonfiction, but when I do find a nonfiction book I like, I devour it. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact.

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The King's English: Betsy Burton: Hardcover: 9781586856878: Powell's Books

kings english the adventures of an independent bookseller

Plot Summary: In 1977, Betsy Burton and her good friend decided to give up trying to be authors and try to sell other people's books instead. We can hear their voices in our minds. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. She shares vignettes and gems in her book- stories about author visits, about the struggles of running a bookstore, about the happiness of matching the right book with the right person, and her strong and vivid belief that the world would be a sad place without independent booksellers. This was a good counterweight to the commentary on Mormons that pops up throughout the book - yes, she'll make judgmental comments about others, but she shows herself as rather unsophisticated, stubborn, uninformed, etc. Zoning regulations were looked at from a different perspective, bureaucracy was tamed a bit, and a new business council was formed that gave us a more equal voice in city government -- more importantly, that put us in the loop at the beginning of decisions regarding proposed development, rather than at the end, when it was too late to take effective action.

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[The Kings English: Adventures of an Independent Bookseller]

kings english the adventures of an independent bookseller

She presently serves on the American Booksellers Association Advisory Council and was awarded Bookseller of the Year by the Mountains and Plains Booksellers Association in 2001. As a prospective bookseller, I took lots of notes. That was the case with this book, a memoir? The American Booksellers Association, a national not-for-profit trade organization, works with booksellers and industry partners to ensure the success and profitability of independently owned book retailers, and to assist in expanding the community of the book. Burton gushes over most of the authors that have visited her store making her reviews a tiny bit suspect. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. That theme is the danger independent bookstores are in -- thanks to the pandering to chains that has gone on in publishing and in our community governments -- and the effect the loss of independent bookstores would have if we all disappeared, which, by the way, none of us are about to do.

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9781586856878: King's English, The: Adventures of an Independent Bookseller

kings english the adventures of an independent bookseller

Inscribed by the author, Betsy Burton. One way they have survived is book signings. It is not only the saga of a bookstore, but a story of a woman's dream brought to fruition by hard work, intuition and faith in her goal. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. I found myself tripping over the many names Burton dropped. Some very interesting, some merely scanworthy unless you are yourself a bookstore owner. I think there are two reasons why I wanted to read this book: 1 I've met Betsy Burton and 2 it was on sale.

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