My best book store event moment was when the publisher (Coach House) pulled out a wad of (Canadian) bills, handed me several twenties, and sent me across the street to buy more wine (for Gail Scott’s SPARE PARTS reading) before the SAQ closed. 

freepressbooks:

Good tips on how to be the Hugh Grant of any indie bookstore.

riverheadbooks:

Over at WSJ Speakeasy, the charming Emma Straub gives authors tips on How To Be an Indie Bookseller’s Dream. Hint: candy never hurts! 

(via atriabooks)