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Booksellers Rock! Nicole Magistro, The Bookworm of Edwards

March 3, 2014 • 3 Comments

Name: Nicole Magistro
Job title: Owner, book buyer
Bookstore: The Bookworm of Edwards
Brief Bio: After spending way too much money on an education to become a writer (Northwestern University), Nicole had to get a…

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Booksellers Rock! Gerry Donaghy, Powell’s

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Name: Gerry Donaghy
Bookstore: Powell’s City of Books
Title: New Book Purchasing Supervisor
Brief Bio: I was born in Philadelphia in the late 60’s, graduated from Reed College, and have worked at Powell’s for over…

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Booksellers Rock! Liberty Hardy, RiverRun Bookstore

3 Comments July 11, 2011 • 3 Comments

Name: Liberty Hardy
Bookstore: RiverRun Bookstore
Title: Book Slinger
Brief Bio: Voracious velocireader. General mischief maker. Currently manning the switchboard in the Write Place, Write Time secret volcano lair (www.writeplacewritetime.tumblr.com).
What books recently rocked my…

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Booksellers Rock! Sheryl Cotleur, Book Passage

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What books recently rocked my world:
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The View From Lazy Point by Carl Safina – one of the best writers out there on the natural world, particularly oceans, this book is a careful observation…

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November 12, 2010

Booksellers Rock! Erica Eisdorfer, Bull’s Head Bookshop

4 Comments November 12, 2010 • 4 Comments

Erica Eisdorfer, long-time  manager of the Bull’s Head Bookshop, is the funniest person in the Triangle. Seriously. Just ask anyone who lives here. She’s also a talented writer in her own right–her awesome debut novel,…

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November 11, 2010

Booksellers Rock! Keebe Fitch, McIntyre’s Books

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Pittsboro is technically outside of the Triangle area, but it’s so close and has such distinctive charm that we consider it an honorary member of the area. Many Triangle residents make the short trip to…

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November 10, 2010

Booksellers Rock! Tom Campbell, The Regulator Bookshop

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Over half of our Chapel Hill office lives in Durham, which is (undeniably) the coolest town in the Triangle. We–the 50% plus of us, that is–are not-so-secretly trying to move our office to downtown Durham.…

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November 9, 2010

Booksellers Rock! Nancy Olson, Quail Ridge Books

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Quail Ridge is the major independent bookstore in Raleigh, NC–hometown of David and Amy Sedaris. It was voted the Best Bookstore of the Year by Publishers Weekly about a decade ago, and rightly so–you can’t…

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November 8, 2010

Booksellers Rock! Land Arnold, Flyleaf Books

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The Triangle area of North Carolina—Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill—is famous for a lot of things:  stellar restaurants (three of which made Gourmet‘s most recent Top 50 Restaurants list), musicians (Ben Folds, Ryan Adams, Mitch Easter,…

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October 14, 2010

Booksellers Rock! Lanora Hurley, Next Chapter Bookshop

2 Comments October 14, 2010 • 2 Comments

Hey, whadda ya know, it’s the second installment of “Booksellers Rock!,” our series of profiles of independent booksellers. Today we hear from Lanora Hurley, owner of Next Chapter Bookshop in beautiful Milwaukee, WI. (Schlemiel! Schlimazel!…

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