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Brooklyn Book Festival Recap

Our Favorite Moments From The Fair

Yesterday we spent a gorgeous day in Brooklyn Heights at the Brooklyn Book Fest surrounded by authors, booksellers, publishers, and serious book lovers. It was ABRAMS and SelfMadeHero’s first time exhibiting at the Fest and we are now definitely spoiled for future years! Our staffers and authors had a full day of panels, signings, and conversations but here are some of my favorite moments from the Fest.

on Monday, September 23rd, 2013
in the category Bookstore

ABRAMS Authors At Brooklyn Book Festival


The Brooklyn Book Festival is the largest free literary event in New York City, presenting an array of national and international literary stars and emerging authors. One of America’s premier book festivals, this hip, smart diverse gathering attracts thousands of book lovers of all ages to enjoy authors and the festival’s lively literary marketplace.

on Friday, September 20th, 2013
in the category Bookstore

Powell’s City of Books

A store visit in Portland, OR

Powell’s City of Books. It’s a nice idea, first of all, but when you’re there, it’s a nice reality. You can wander and sniff out and have coffee and hunker down and pet a cat or a dog – if only the food trucks delivered…. Anyway, I was recently in Portland, OR (City of Roses), so headed to Powell’s, picked up my map, and contemplated the neighborhoods.

on Wednesday, April 11th, 2012
in the category Bookstore

Paying a visit to the store: Books of Wonder

Exploring another great independent bookshop in New York City

Well hello again, friends.

This is the second entry in my quest to explore all that New York City has to offer by way of Independent Bookshops, and this time we’re going full-on child. Oh yeah, that’s right, it’s time for BOOKS OF WONDER! Working in the Sales Department at ABRAMS has meant that I’ve heard of Books of Wonder many times; whether for an event, an order, or just for its glee-filled reputation Books of Wonder has always been in the back of my mind. And yet, I’d never been. Thankfully this blog provided me with just the opportunity I needed.

on Tuesday, November 8th, 2011
in the category Bookstore

Little Pim: Bilingual Fun at Books of Wonder

Beloved multi-lingual panda bear from the Little Pim videos, can now be found in books!

Last week Little Pim celebrated the release of the brand new board books with a launch party at Books of Wonder in New York City. Little Pim‘s creator and author Julia Pimsleur Levine spoke about the making of the books, “With three languages and half a dozen language advisors, reaching a consensus on what to put IN the books was not always an easy task. Debating the relative merits of ‘scared’ vs. ‘frightened’ (‘peur’ vs. ‘effrayé’), and deliberating over whether we were staring at a banana or platano, reminded me how learning a second language expands your understanding of the world and how languages work.”

on Monday, October 17th, 2011
in the category Bookstore

Paying a visit to the store: The Strand

Going on an adventure to discover what 18 miles of books really means

This is the first in an occasional series profiling NYC (and surrounding area) book stores. Here, Matthew Dinda, sales assistant, talks up the wonders of The Strand and its 18 miles of books.

One of the major difficulties I faced when moving from suburbia to NYC’s urban jungle was finding a new bookstore to frequent. I am a loyalist when it comes to my bookstores, and after finding the one I love I will refuse to shop anywhere else (unless I can’t find what I’m looking for!) New York has much to offer in the way of independent bookstores, and some of them are among the most well-known in the country. What better way to find a bookstore I love than to explore as many as I can? I decided that it’s probably best to start with the one that tugs at my tote-bag-loving heart strings every morning on the subway: Strand Books.

on Monday, August 8th, 2011
in the category Bookstore