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Green Spain

Green Spain

Thursday afternoon we were pleased to host visitors from Spain. Maria Dolores Bordes, owner of  Libreria Central, a bookstore in Asturias, Spain, and Francisco Javier Melon, a book distributor, also from Spain. They stopped by with friends Susan Novonty and Willie and Christine Lund. Susan took the guests on a tour of our facility, and […]

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Hey, Garrison Keillor…

Yesterday I received a query from a man who has written a family history. Not unusual. His project, however, is a whopping 700 pages, and he would like it to be printed as a hardcover book. As we conversed, I learned he has the diaries belonging to his grandfather, who lived in Bloomfield, Nebraska near […]

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If you have a fond childhood memory of books/ bookstores, you’ll enjoy the “Quotation of the Day” that I picked up from this morning’s Shelf Awareness (Daily Enlightenment for the Book Trade). Worth repeating, reprinting, even committing to memory: As a child—an easily bored, semi-feral child without a TV—I spent a lot of time in […]

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New York State History Conference

New York State History Conference

I spent Friday in Ithaca for the NYSHAC – New York State Historical Association Conference. The three-hour drive out that morning was ambitious, but with over 150 passionate NYS historians all in one place, it was definitely worth it! I had many people stop by our exhibit, including librarians, independent scholars, genealogy enthusiasts, and several […]

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BEA 2010

Hello from The Troy Book Makers! After 4 successful years, we’ve decided it’s finally time to start blogging. Publishing has taken some pretty radical twists and turns recently, so we’d like this blog to be a place self-publishers can come for (1) news and info about trends affecting you; (2) educational links and comments about the […]

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