Category Archives: Powells Boks

Wednesday Reviews: The Dunderheads

This is an older book, from 2009 (Remember 2009? We were so young, so full of dreams…) but it has become one of my daughters favorites.  The Dunderheads is a complicated picture book, especially considering the market right now. It … Continue reading

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Old Media Wins (well, traditional formats win)

The headline is a little misleading. But it’s a good headline, no? I was a little depressed when Borders declared bankruptcy this week, but than I thought about the last time I went to a Borders and bought something. I’d … Continue reading

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Ursula K. Le Guin

I wasn’t a reader. I wasn’t a writer. I drew pictures. Teachers always thought I was a reader. I suppose because I talked so much. I had to be getting it from somewhere, right? But I wasn’t. I was too … Continue reading

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Selling Picture Books

I’ve had a few emails from people about my posting on Borders. They all felt the same way. That many bookstores don’t know how to sell picture books. That the picture book has a unique selling ability – the cover. … Continue reading

Posted in Aw Flaherty, Borders Books, childrens books, Loch Ness Monster, picture books, Portland Oregon, Powells Boks, retail sales, Scott Magoon | Leave a comment