Month: June 2017

Reps: An Appreciation

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Next time you are in a big bookshop, look down towards your feet, and there you might see it: a mysterious set of two parallel lines carved into the carpet, snaking its way across the shop floor.


Publisher Embargoes: An Investigation

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When you work in a bookshop, new titles arrive all the time: any day of the week, any time of the month.

It’s like Christmas every day (but without the gin-soaked afternoon nap and second-degree oven burns.)