- Bookish adj. 1. given or devoted to reading or study. 2. more acquainted with books than with real life.
- Angela. Enjoys books and book-related things; talks of them often. Works in the industry. Also a sort of aspiring writer.
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Despite being a faithful employee of the book industry and avid reader, I had never experienced Book Expo America. Shameful, I know. But this year, that all changed. I expected it to be something akin to ComicCon, but with fewer … Continue reading
Every year, the Bookbinder’s Guild hosts the New York Book Show, an event where we get to wander around and check out some great-looking books—and win some awards. While most awards focus on a book’s story, these focus on the … Continue reading
In 1768, the Britannica released its first set of encyclopaedias. It was the set to own, the place to go for research (well it was, before the Internet came around). But last week, they announced that they’ll be discontinuing their … Continue reading
Despite working in the industry, I’m secretly a rooter for those who self-publish. (I’ve discussed this before.) But I’ll be the first to admit that there’s a lot of crap out there, and a lot of people who don’t know … Continue reading
There are few options for launch parties for those outside the book industry. Heck, even those in the book industry aren’t often invited. But recently a launch party was offered to customers with a $15 ticket price, and the event … Continue reading
Last week, First Book posted to their tumblr account that for every new follower they received, Random House would donate a book to their cause. When I spotted the post, it had all of four reblogs. Today, it has nearly … Continue reading
This past Friday, we had our annual Halloween party at work. The best part about the party? Costumes. Being a bunch of nerds, we all get into it. There’s a contest. And we’ve had some fabulous costumes, like dressing up … Continue reading
Time for my semi-occasional rant on the industry, inspired by this article about the change in Ikea’s Billy bookshelves. (Which, if you must know, are all over my home office.) A quote: Ikea will make changes to its low-cost, high-volume … Continue reading
About a year into my career, we got slammed with a bizarre requirement—all books had to be safety tested. It was, in short, a pain in the neck. For a while, our printers had to test their inks and paper … Continue reading