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A podcast about bookstores, the books inside them, and book culture.
||CleanE34: Karen Bender, author of The New Order||A conversation with author and professor, Karen Bender, about her new book, The New Order.||2/12/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanE33: Kembrew McLeod, author of The Downtown Pop Underground||Kembrew McLeod discusses his new book, The Downtown Pop Underground||2/8/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitE32: Thomas Kohnstamm, author of Lake City||Thomas Kohnstamm discusses his debut novel, Lake City.||1/31/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitE31: Longfellow Books / Ari Gersen||A conversation with Ari Gersen, owner of Longfellow Books in Portland, ME||1/24/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanE30: Gallery Bookshop / Christie Olson Day||A conversation with Christie Olson Day, owner of Gallery Bookshop in Mendocino, CA||1/18/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanE29: David Kipen, editor of the book 'Dear Los Angeles'||David Kipen discusses his new book, Dear Los Angeles: the City in Diaries and Letters, 1542 to 2018||1/12/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanE28: A conversation with Teena Apeles and Andrea Richards, the creative team behind the book 'Dear Seller'||A conversation with Teena Apeles and Andrea Richards, the creative team behind the book 'Dear Seller'||12/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanE27: Avid Bookshop / Janet Geddis||A conversation with Janet Geddis, owner of Avid Bookshop in Athens, GA.||12/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanE26: A conversation with New York Times bestselling author Bill Knoedelseder about his new book called Fins about the rise of General Motors and the glory days of Detroit.||A conversation with New York Times Bestselling author Bill Knoedelseder about his new book called Fins about the rise of General Motors and the glory days of Detroit.||12/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanE25: Old Town Books / Ally Kirkpatrick||A conversation with Ally Kirkpatrick, owner of the newly launched Old Town Books in Alexandria, VA.||12/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanE24: Words (Maplewood, NJ) / Jonah Zimiles||A conversation with Jonah Zimiles, owner of Words Bookstore in Maplewood, NJ.||11/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanE23: A conversation with Rafe Bartholomew, author of Basketball: A Love Story||A conversation with Rafe Bartholomew about his new book, Basketball: A Love Story. Topics discussed include: Bill Simmons (3:15), Super Teams (6:52), The ABA's legacy (11:33), The ABA's origin story (13:37), Becky Hammon (21:52), Michael Jordan...||11/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanE22: A conversation with Ryan Raffaelli of Harvard Business School||A conversation with Ryan Raffaelli about his research on the independent bookstore industry. We discuss why he made bookstores a primary focus of his work, his research methodology, why bookstores are an anomaly in retail, what he thinks of Amazon's...||11/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanE21: BookBar / Nicole Sullivan||A conversation with Nicole Sullivan, owner of BookBar, a wine bar and bookstore in Denver, CO.||11/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanE20: POWERHOUSE Arena / Susanne Konig||A conversation with Susanne Konig of POWERHOUSE Arena in Brooklyn.||10/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanE19: Off the Beaten Path Books / Bob Lingle||A conversation with Bob Lingle of Off the Beaten Path Books in Upstate New York.||10/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanE18: The Booksmith / Amy Stephenson||A conversation with Amy Stephenson of The Booksmith in San Francisco's Haight Ashbury neighborhood.||10/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanE17: The Last Bookstore / Josh Spencer||A conversation with Josh Spencer of The Last Bookstore in Downtown Los Angeles.||9/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanE16: Diesel / John Evans||A conversation with John Evans of Diesel, a bookstore in Brentwood, CA.||8/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanE15: Twenty Stories / Alexa Trembly & Emory Harkins||A conversation with LA's mobile bookstore duo, Alexa Harkins and Emory Trembly, about building a concept from scratch, launching a successful Kickstarter campaign, pivoting, and books!||8/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanE14: LA librería / Chiara Arroyo & Celene Navarette||A conversation with Chiara Arroyo & Celene Navarette, co-owners of LA librería in Los Angeles. LA librería specializes in imported children's books from Spanish speaking nations around the world.||7/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanE13: Vroman's Bookstore / Allison Hill||A delightful in-studio conversation with Allison Hill, CEO and President of Vroman's Bookstore in Pasadena and Book Soup in West Hollywood.||7/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanE12: Read it and Eat / Esther Dairiam||A conversation with management consultant turned bookstore entrepreneur, Esther Dairiam. She owns Read it and Eat, a culinary bookstore and event space in Chicago.||7/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanE11: Chevalier's Books / Darryl Holter||A wide-ranging conversation with Darryl Holter, co-owner of Chevalier's Books in the Larchmont neighborhood of Los Angeles.||6/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanE10: Ada's Technical Books / Danielle Hulton||A conversation with Danielle Hulton, owner of Ada's Technical Books in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle.||6/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitE9: Stories (Echo Park) / Alex Maslansky||A conversation with Alex Maslansky, general manager and partner of Stories Books & Cafe in Echo Park, Los Angeles.||6/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitE8: The Ripped Bodice / Bea & Leah Koch||A lively conversation with Bea & Leah Koch, co-owners of The Ripped Bodice in Culver City, CA. We discuss their successful Kickstarter campaign, the Romance industry and genre, their thoughts on diversity, publishing, Fabio and much more.||5/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanE7: Parnassus Books / Karen Hayes||A conversation with Karen Hayes, co-owner of Parnassus Books in Nashville. We talk about how she met and eventually partnered with acclaimed author Ann Patchett, her publishing background, the challenges and joys of opening a brand new bookstore, and...||5/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanE6: Green Apple Books / Pete Mulvilhill||A conversation with Pete Mulvilhill, co-owner of Green Apple Books in San Francisco, about Robin Williams, Oliver Sacks, bookstore longevity, bookstore expansion, San Francisco's changing demographics, and deeply philosophical insights about text...||5/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanE5: BookPeople / Steve Bercu||A conversation with Steve Bercu, owner of BookPeople in Austin, about SXSW, turning a fledgling store into one of the country's foremost book destinations, successfully stopping a chain store from opening next door, and having Amazon become his new...||4/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanE4: Barbara-jo's Books to Cooks / Barbara-jo McIntosh||A conversation about books, cooking, Vancouver, Gordon Ramsay, and world travels with Barbara-jo McIntosh, owner of Barbara-jo's Books to Cooks in Vancouver.||4/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanE3: Books & Books / Mitchell Kaplan||A conversation about books, Miami, flotillas, basketball, and Joan Didion with Mitchell Kaplan, owner of Books & Books in Miami.||4/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanE2: Tattered Cover / Len Vlahos||A conversation with author Len Vlahos, owner of Tattered Cover in Denver.||4/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanE1: Book Soup / Nadine Vassallo||A conversation with Book Soup's GM, Nadine Vassallo, about book culture in Los Angeles, the industry at large, and what it's like running the culturally significant and influential bookstore on the Sunset Strip in Los Angeles.||4/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIntroducing 'Bookstories'||Alternate Thursdays presents Bookstories, a podcast about the business and culture of bookselling in the 21st century. It features conversations with booksellers, publishers, writers and patrons. The first season of guests include: Parnassus Books,...||3/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
What a great interviewer. I’m a bookseller and I find each episode inspiring and illuminating. Congrats!
A love letter to bookstores
Bookstores and the people who run them--such a good idea and such a pleasure to listen to. Vik is a grear interviewer and I appreciated his insightful questions not only about bookstores and books, but about business and retail and everything else.
Book Selling Primer
Must listening for any aspiring bookseller. You’ll take away something useful from every episode.
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