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Meet 3 Seasoned Booksellers

Meet 3 Seasoned Booksellers

So who are these three women eager to bring a bookstore to Rockville Centre, which is on the South Shore of Long Island? Peggy, Dianne and Carol think it’s important to let their patrons know why they are the ones to bring Turn of the Corkscrew, Books & Wine to[Read More...]

by July 28, 2014 Miscellaneous
Alexandra Horowitz and Experiencing the Wonders Around Us?

Alexandra Horowitz and Experiencing the Wonders Around Us?

From Brain Pickings… For my book club collaboration with The Dish, Andrew Sullivan’s online oasis of intelligence and idealism, I had the pleasure of sitting down with cognitive scientist Alexandra Horowitz to discuss her immeasurably wonderful On Looking: Eleven Walks with Expert Eyes — one of the best books of[Read More...]

by July 9, 2014 Books & Mags
My Twitter Strategy

My Twitter Strategy

A guest post by Jean Shorney When my son suggested that as a writer I should get myself ‘out there’ via the medium of Twitter, all I visualised was people either photographing partially eaten meals, or entertaining us with averaging innumerable cups of coffee per day. Twitter can be a[Read More...]

by July 4, 2014 Writer's Corner
Should I Start a Podcast?

Should I Start a Podcast?

From The Future of Ink As an online entrepreneur, you have a tremendous opportunity to leverage this platform to get your content, your brand and your marketing message out to a wider audience.  There are four primary reasons podcasting is making such a huge resurgence, but before I get to those, let’s take a quick[Read More...]

by June 9, 2014 Marketing Ideas
Should You Feel Embarrassed for Reading Kids Books?

Should You Feel Embarrassed for Reading Kids Books?

I’m not sure I agree with the premise of this article. I read YA from time to time. Perhaps the gist should be that you might feel embarrassed if YA is the Only lit you read. What do you think ?   As The Fault in Our Stars barrels into theaters this[Read More...]

A Look at The Fault in Our Stars

A Look at The Fault in Our Stars

The Summer blockbuster season is just around the corner – and it looks to be a dandy. But before getting into the hardcore sci-fi and interstellar super heroes we start off with a real tear jerker geared towards the young-ish set. From The Hollywood Reporter With interest in adapting John Green’s[Read More...]

by June 8, 2014 Miscellaneous
Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Gabriel Garcia Marquez: A writer who changed lives

A Guest Post by Monica Leslie Gabriel Garcia Marquez was born on the 6th of March in 1927 in Aracataca, Colombia. Gabriel Marquez was born to his father, Gabriel Garcia, and his mother, Luisa Marquez. Gabriel’s father was a pharmacist who moved with his wife to Barranquilla leaving their son[Read More...]

by May 20, 2014 Authors
The Love of Old Bookshops

The Love of Old Bookshops

a guest post by actress and novelist Elizabeth Housden   My earliest recollection of shopping with my mother when I was very small was to the local bookshop.  I learned to read very early, which is probably connected to my first remembrances and the only thing I spent my pocket[Read More...]

by May 9, 2014 News & Opinions