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. 


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


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

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