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The Secret Bookstore: Brazenhead Books

The Secret Bookstore: Brazenhead Books

“Tucked high above the bustle of the street, Michael Seidenberg’s secret secondhand bookshop is a mecca for those who savor the story behind the volume.” Michael Seidenberg is a used book dealer who has been selling books since the 1970s. He converted his 84th Street apartment into a salon for book collectors. Only accessible by


Coates’ To Include ‘Quality’ Self-Published Titles in Rollout | Publishers Weekly Goes Live (via PW) “, the international e-bookstore launched by former Waterstones head Tom Coates, went live with a beta test this morning with 340,000 titles from about 2,300 publishers. Coates told PW he expects to add approximately 100,000 titles from agency publishers in the next two to three weeks. By the end of April the


Eason unveils turnaround plans | The Bookseller

Eason unveils turnaround plans The Bookseller Irish union Siptu has said it would “completely oppose” any compulsory redundancies enforced by bookselling chain Eason, as m.d Conor Whelan outlines turnaround plans for the retailer. Last week Eason announced it would invest €20m (£17.6m) over three years in the company, derived from cost savings, cash reserves and


Easons staff pass no confidence vote | The Bookseller

Easons staff pass no confidence vote The Bookseller “The board of Easons has said it backs Conor Whelan, who has been managing director of Easons since September 2009, after senior staff working in Dublin cast a vote of no confidence in him. Irish union organisation Siptu said around 60 Dublin employees who hold the management


Borders US Files for Bankruptcy with $1.29 Billion Debts (Updated)

Borders US formally applied for bankruptcy under Chapter 11 protection in the New York courts this morning. Borders listed debts of $1.29 billion and assets of $1.275 billion in documentation lodged with the court. Unsecured creditors listed include many book publishers and distributors, estimated to be owed $230 million. [Publishers Weekly] UPDATE (5PM, GMT): Publishing