Wisdom Gained from the Wise Owl Bookstore

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I opened my bookstore on May 15th, 2011.  I will be closing my bookstore on August 30th, 2013.  I guess I thought by now I’d have some pearls of wisdom, some sage advice to pass on to aspiring booksellers, some insight into the changing face of book sales.  I really […]

LitStaff Pick: ‘I Wish My Favorite Author Would Write…’

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The books closest to our hearts become a part of us. We love them for various reasons, and  when a story is great, we tend to gravitate toward its author. Their worlds speak to us. Their characters resonate with us. And while it’s true that even our favorite authors and […]

Real-Life Hogwarts Reading List

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From i09: The Hogwarts Sorting Hat has been said to place kids based on qualities they value rather than those they exhibit — still, each of the school’s Houses does tend to collect a certain kind of student. Gryffindors are often brave and daring; Ravenclaws brainy and witty; Slytherins ambitious […]

Your Library Misses You

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Any reader who has spent hours between the stacks, utterly consumed in fictional worlds and words will tell you that there is a fundamental necessity for the function of libraries. It seems some of the greatest literary minds have agreed. This post celebrates those great institutions that set minds soaring, […]

Book Nerd Love: Words and Beauty

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Obvious State, a cool shop on Etsy that we discovered, offers some pretty cool pieces for book nerds everywhere. About the shop: “The best thing about paperbacks (apart from the smell, of course) is that when a little jewel of a sentence grabs you, you can underline it. If you’ve […]