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March 20, 2013
If you think the physical bookstore is dead, just try convincing Eric Ackland. Starting April 3rd, the 41-year-old Pittsburgh resident will take over ownership of the city’s beloved Awesome Books, renaming it Amazing Books.
And it never would have happened without Andrew Laties’ Rebel Bookseller, the book which inspired Ackland to pursue his lifelong dream.
Rebel Bookseller: Why Indie Businesses Represent Everything You Want to Fight for, from Free Speech to Buying Local to Building Communities is the culmination of Laties’ extensive thirty-year experience in bookselling and a powerful testament to the power of independent businesses to grow and transform, along with the communities of which they are inextricably a part. Rebel Bookseller is the story of Laties’ success in his own words, complete with personal anecdotes about “making it” and advice for those who wish to try their own hand at the competitive book business.
“Bookstores are personal, quirky assemblages of the rich artifacts called books.
April 3, 2012
” In Rebel Bookseller: How To Improvise Your Own Indie Store And Beat Back The Chains, Laties tells how he got started, how he kept going, and what his beliefs are of the future of independent bookselling. It’s a great primer for those looking to start their own independent bookstore, and is a must-read for anyone in the book industry.”
November 4, 2011
“Thanks to Center for an Urban Future, we now know that chain store growth in the city is weakening. Small businesses planning to take advantage of this trend should Occupy Manhattan Storefronts. They should design storefronts that create a connection between their stores and their neighbors. Because when neighbors love what you’re doing, they’ll empty their pockets to help out. They don’t really want those chain stores everywhere.”
October 3, 2011
Andy Laties, author of Rebel Bookseller, will be in Pittsburgh at Copacetic Comics on Monday, October 3rd to read from and promote his book from 6-9pm.
September 16, 2011
On Friday, September 16th at 7pm, Andy Laties will be at Village Books, located at 1200 11th Street in Bellingham, Washington. He will be speaking on his new book, Rebel Bookseller. Find out more information about this event on the Village Books website.
August 11, 2011
On Thursday, August 11, at 6:30pm, Andy Laties will be at More Than Words to talk about his book Rebel Bookseller. More Than Words is located at 376 Moody Street in Waltham, Mass.
This book talks about “why indie businesses represent everything you want to fight for, from free speech to buying local to building communities.” Andy has launched 5 bookselling companies in the past 30 years. His achievements prove how passion and committment can grant you a life of thrill and success! Join Andy for a Q&A session about his work. Don’t miss out!
August 5, 2011
On Friday, August 5th, Andy Laties will be at Word Up! bookstore in Washington Heights. Word Up! is located at 4157 Broadway. Visit the Word Up! website for more information about this, and other, local New York events.
July 22, 2011
After years refining our techniques, we survivalist indies are in recruiting mode. Join us! What other career offers such a bracing, socially engaged life journey? Independent bookselling can be the profession of choice for a questing generation of innovative freethinkers. Who really wants to be penned inside Borders?
July 21, 2011
On Thursday, July 21st at 7pm, Andrew Laties will be speaking on the new edition of Rebel Bookseller at Moonstone Arts Center, located on 10A S. 13th Street in Philadelphia, PA. Find out more about this event on the Moonstone Arts Center website.
July 20, 2011
On Wednesday, July 20th, at 7pm, Andrew Laties will be speaking at Wooden Shoe Books & Records in Philadelphia, PA on 704 South Street. RSVP to this event through Facebook.
About Rebel Bookseller: The revival of independent bookselling has already begun and is one of the amazing stories of our times. Bookseller Andy Laties wrote the first edition of Rebel Bookseller six years ago, hoping it would spark a movement. Now, with this second edition, Laties’ book can be a rallying cry for everyone who wants to better understand how the rise of the big bookstore chains led irrevocably to their decline, and how even in the face of electronic readers from three of America’s largest and most successful companies—Apple, Amazon, and Google—the movement to support locally owned independent stores, especially bookstores, is on the rise.