Personnel Changes at Community Bookstore; Greenlight Bookstores

At Community Bookstore, Brooklyn, N.Y.:

Hal Hlavinka has rejoined the store as event director, off-site programming. He was most recently account marketing manager at Penguin Random House and will work from Colorado, focusing on the planning of events while co-owner Stephanie Valdez will continue to host events.

Helen Zuckerman is being promoted to event coordinator, in-store programming, focusing on in-store events and marketing and social media efforts.


Matt Stowe is becoming frontlist buyer, adult, at Greenlight Bookstores, Brooklyn, N.Y., effective with the fall sales season. He spent four years at the Book Castle, Springfield, Mo., before joining Greenlight in 2011, where he oversaw the store's Brooklyn Academy of Music kiosks. Two years ago, he shifted to the buying department.

Greenlight co-owner Rebecca Fitting will continue to buy non-book items and children's frontlist and, as head buyer, will also continue to "oversee, review, weigh in, and direct inventory [and] maintain close contact with all of our reps to talk about what books are coming, but also to talk about business and the big picture of both Greenlight and the publishing industry at large."

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