Notes: Know Bookstore; Bush Countdown Clock, Day 2
The Duke Chronicle
runs down the menu at the Know Restaurant & Bookstore, Durham,
N.C., "a quaint bookstore with bright fluorescent lights burning above
shelves of literature with a connecting restaurant serving traditional
Southern-home cooking" that is also a hot spot for jazz on Friday
Owner Bruce Bridges founded the Know in 1981. It was the first African-American bookstore in Durham and is the oldest in the state, according to the Chronicle. "We created a market for black people wanting to know about themselves," Bridges told the paper.
Carl Lennertz at HarperCollins is offering booksellers e-mailable 8 ½ x 11 signs featuring Edgar and National Book Critics Circle finalists. One features Harper's Edgar nominees; the other Harper's NBCC nods or you can request the signs without book covers. Write Carl at Carl.Lennertz@harpercollins.com.
More on the Bush Countdown Clock being sold by Bookshop Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, Calif., which we mentioned here yesterday. Casey Coonerty Protti writes that some 50% of the 40,000 clocks the store has sold have been through independent bookstores like Harry W. Schwartz, Kepler's, Cody's, Northshire, Village Books and Square Books, among others. Any stores interested in carrying the clocks may order them through Bookshop Santa Cruz by calling the store's wholesale manager, Tim Stark, at 831-460-3221 or e-mailing him at email@example.com.
Dan Sheehan has joined Ingram's Spring Arbor Distributors as v-p of sales. He was formerly v-p of national accounts for Ingram Publisher Services and has worked extensively with national accounts in the trade, Christian, wholesale club, Internet and higher education markets. He succeeds Janet McDonald, who has been named v-p of client acquisitions for Ingram Publisher Services.
Lightning Source is adding a second book manufacturing plant in the
U.S., in Breinigsville, Pa., near Allentown. The 130,000-sq.-ft.
plant will have 16 black-and-white presses, 10 web fed color presses,
five sheet fed color presses and 12 binding lines. The POD company has also
acquired 15 Océ printing presses for its three plants, which it called
state of the art, offering "dramatically enhanced graphic and halftone
Lightning Source has a plant in LaVergne, Tenn., Ingram's headquarters, and another in the U.K., near London.