Posts tagged “bookstores”

  • “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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  • Loretta Napoleoni at Toronto Women’s Bookstore

    Loretta Napoleoni at Toronto Women’s Bookstore

    October 12, 2011

    Oh, Canada!

    Loretta Napoleoni will be speaking about her soon-to-be-released book Maonomics: Why Chinese Communists Make Better Capitalists than We Do at the Toronto Women’s Bookstore on October 12th. The book details her belief that there is a shift currently going on in the global economy from capitalism to “communism with a profit motive.”

    Toronto Women’s Bookstore is located at:

    73 Harbord Street

    Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5S 1G4

    416-922-8744

    More information forthcoming here!

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