Posts tagged “pittsburgh”
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.
October 3, 2011Andy 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.
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.
April 6, 2009
April 6, 7:30pm, WPXI-TV Community Room, 4145 Evergreen Road (Exit 11 off of 279), Pittsburgh, PA, USA 15214. If the parking lot is full, parking is allowed in the staff lot. Co-sponsored by Just Harvest and the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank.