Changes in Tattered Cover's Children's Buying

At the Tattered Cover Book Store, Denver, Colo., children's frontlist buyer Judy Bulow is retiring in March and will be replaced by Bethany Strout, whose title will be children's buyer.

Bulow has been at the Tattered Cover for 30 years and earlier had been a preschool and elementary school teacher.

Strout has worked at the Tattered Cover since January 2017 and began the transition to succeed Bulow last fall. Before joining the Tattered Cover, Strout worked at a library; the University of Chicago Press; Writers House literary agency; and most recently, for more than six years as a children's book editor at Little, Brown Books for Young Readers.

"Judy has been a shining star in the children's book world for many years," said Kristen Gilligan, co-owner of Tattered Cover, "and we wish her nothing but the best in retirement. While she will leave big shoes to fill, we are very fortunate we have Bethany to fill them. Her experience in publishing, and her knowledge of the market, will help to strengthen Tattered Cover's recent expansion in the kids book market in Denver, and will amplify our growing and successful school outreach efforts."

The change in children's buyer parallels the change in adult buying at the Tattered Cover: last year, longtime director of buying Cathy Langer announced her retirement, which takes effect in March. Her replacement is Stephanie Coleman, who has been with the Tattered Cover since 2013.

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