A Stimulus Proposal: Invest in Books

One of the great things about Citizen Journalism is that all of us can take what we think is a Good Idea and put it out into the blogosphere and see if it takes wings. One such idea was forwarded to me by my wonderful wife with the subject line “now this would be a… Continue Reading A Stimulus Proposal: Invest in Books

Good stuff from the internet that we think you might like

Sometimes it’s hard to keep up with all the good stuff going on up on the interwebs. All of these stories warrant posts here, but instead of falling way behind, I’ve decided to round ’em up and toss ’em out to you as a batch. You’ll find public history, Sidney Poitier, Catholic feminism, Civil War,… Continue Reading Good stuff from the internet that we think you might like

What you can do for your community economy, for cheap!: go local, get books

Okay, Thanksgiving is tomorrow. Then comes Black Friday, traditionally the biggest shopping day of the year for retail sales, helping put retailers’ budgets “in the black” at year’s end. This year, however, with the economy in freefall, that post-Turkey Day orgy of consumer consumption is likely to be significantly more modest than in years past.… Continue Reading What you can do for your community economy, for cheap!: go local, get books

Ssssmmmokin’!

Folks, Holy Smoke is hot! Thank you! The book popped up in the #15 spot in hardcover nonfiction on SIBA’s (Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance) Southern Indie Bestseller List for the week ending November 2. This morning’s News & Observer featured an interview with the Reeds. Today, John and Dale Reed talked to Frank Stasio on… Continue Reading Ssssmmmokin’!

UNC Press in Mobile, AL

Greetings from Mobile, Alabama! What a weekend-well-spent at the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance (commonly referred to as SIBA) 2008 trade show. The University of North Carolina Press received quite a bit of positive feedback for many reasons. EVERYONE we spoke with is anxiously awaiting the arrival of Holy Smoke: The Big Book of North Carolina Barbecue… Continue Reading UNC Press in Mobile, AL

E. Patrick Johnson’s “Pouring Tea” in Chapel Hill and Durham

If you didn’t go check out the videos mentioned in Tom’s post on Sweet Tea a couple of weeks ago, go do it now. In fact, here’s a direct link to the page where the videos are. Go on. I’ll wait. . . . . . . Okay, I actually just went and re-watched all… Continue Reading E. Patrick Johnson’s “Pouring Tea” in Chapel Hill and Durham

“Meet Nancy Olson” on The State of Things

As a publisher based in the Triangle area of North Carolina (Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill) we are proud to have a very good working relationship with our local book sellers. An area’s local book sellers are a treasure chest of not only books, but staff who know their titles, authors and subjects. Need a recommendation? Ask someone… Continue Reading “Meet Nancy Olson” on The State of Things