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- Legato Publishers Group to Continue, Headed by Mark Suchomel
- Norwich Bookstore Celebrating 20th with Expansion
- Mark Thwaite Joins Foyles as Head of Online
- U.K.'s GMB Union Calls for Removal of Amazon Lockers
- New World Library to Harness the Power of Eckhart Tolle
- Amazon Warehouses: Fifth for Calif.; Moving in Nev.
- Massachusetts Bookstore Field Trip, Part 5
- Image of the Day: Diversity and Prayer
- Understanding Racism: Left Bank Books Lists Titles
- Louise Erdrich Wins Dayton Literary Peace Prize
- Book Trailer of the Day: Excellent Sheep
- Media Heat: Dr. Sandeep Jauhar on Fresh Air
- TV: No Ordinary Time
- Awards: Children's Book Council of Australia; Taste Canada
- Review: The Children Act
Quote of the Day
Betsy Burton: 'Amazon Can't Discount the Power of Community'
"The entire book world is watching this three-way standoff breathlessly. Because we are a community, those of us who work in the book industry, a community united by a love of books. Something Amazon doesn't seem to understand.
"Amazon evidently doesn't understand the love of local community either. It drains billions of dollars out of local economies and gives nothing back--no sales tax, no property tax, no payroll taxes since they pay no wages (except the part-time salary of UPS drivers, soon to be replaced--at least in Bezos' grandiose dreams--by squadrons of drones). In the process Amazon drives--or is attempting to drive--local retailers out of business, further eroding local economies nationwide.
"But it's not going to happen. Just as authors are uniting to stop the bullying, so are local communities. Local First Utah and other like organizations are educating people about the importance of local business to their local economy. And booksellers and authors everywhere are crying out that books are important. That they're not cannon fodder in a corporate war. And that communities are important--whether in the world of books or here at home."