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Posts tagged ‘R Julia Booksellers’

29
Nov

Gifts for Readers

Readers seem to have a special understanding and appreciation of each other. If a hundred people were walking through an airport and I had to choose five to speak to, I would unabashedly pick those who were carrying a book. If there were more than five carrying books, then I would look at the titles and choose based on what they were reading. Although I could get it totally wrong and would certainly miss some interesting people who carry books on their i-pads, kindles, and phones, there is still something that draws me to people who read the physical bound version. Read more »

16
May

“Freedom,” “The Dovekeepers,” and “Fifty Shades of Grey”

Last month I was at R. Julia Booksellers, an independent bookstore in Madison, Connecticut to attend an author forum.  A two-story building that looks like a town landmark, R. Julia Booksellers was opened twenty-two years ago by Roxanne Coady who has put and kept this small bookstore on the literary map despite the growth of the big chains and the mammoth bookseller of all: Amazon whose very existence threatens all independent booksellers (full disclosure:  I buy books from Amazon). Read more »

1
Oct

The Right Gift: On-Line Resources

Giving a gift is easy but giving a gift that the recipient will truly enjoy takes time, thought and effort. Gifts are delivered with a message:  Happy Birthday, Thank You, Congratulations, Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah  – and the message is best conveyed with a thoughtful gift. Read more »