Posts tagged “bookselling”

  • “Rebel Bookseller” Inspires Pittsburgh Entrepreneur

    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.

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  • Andy Laties on the Borders fallout: “Return of the Indies”

    Andy Laties on the Borders fallout: “Return of the Indies”

    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?

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