Posts tagged “pennsylvania”
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.
December 5, 200910:15am, Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, 1201 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19107. Conference registration is required. Panel discussion on "Community Food Security, Social Justice, and Sustainability in the City." Other panelists include: Lisa Markowitz (Univ. of Louisville); Charles Price (UNC-Chapel Hill); Alice Wilson. For more information, see Joel Berg's website.
November 4, 2009
November 4, 7pm, Kutztown University, 15200 Kutztown Road, Kutztown PA 19530. For more information and for directions, visit the Kutztown University website at http://www.kutztown.edu.
July 11, 2009
Saturday, July 11, 1:30pm – 3:30pm, National Assembly to End the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars and Occupations, La Roche College, Pittsburgh, PA. Topic: Torture, Renditions, Detentions, Guantanamo and Wrongful Prosecutions: Holding Those Who Give the Orders Accountable. With Lynne Stewart, Jules Lobel, and Janet McMahon.
For more information about the National Assembly, contact them by phone at 216 736 4704, or via email at natassembly at aol dot com.
June 20, 2009
June 20, Maggie’s Organic Farm, 7686 State Route 819, Armbrust, PA 15616. For more information, please see the Maggie’s Organic Farm website.
April 5, 2009
April 5, 2pm, Barnes and Noble, Streetscape at Monroeville Mall, 700 Mall Circle Drive, Monroeville, PA 15146. Co-sponsored by the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank and Just Harvest.