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The Bookshop Podcast is committed to helping independent bookshops thrive by highlighting these gems of the community and illuminating the wonders of words on a page. Each week, we visit an independent bookshop, delve into what makes each one unique, introduce the wonderful people who work there and discover what their customers are reading and loving. We interview local authors, support book launches and events, and help listeners find their next favorite armchair adventure. Buy Local. Read Global. Support your local indie bookshop. Brian Beverly created the Bookshop Podcast theme.

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The Bookshop Podcast is committed to helping independent bookshops thrive by highlighting these gems of the community and illuminating the wonders of words on a page. Each week, we visit an independent bookshop, delve into what makes each one unique, introduce the wonderful people who work there and discover what their customers are reading and loving. We interview local authors, support book launches and events, and help listeners find their next favorite armchair adventure. Buy Local. Read Global. Support your local indie bookshop. Brian Beverly created the Bookshop Podcast theme.

    Part Three: The Aramont Library At The Library of Congress

    Part Three: The Aramont Library At The Library of Congress

    Welcome to the third and final episode regarding The Aramont Library at the Library of Congress. In this episode, I chat with the Collector's daughter who shares stories about her father's love of books, and the impetus behind donating the collection to the Library of Congress.

    On February 11, 2021, the Library of Congress announced they had received a private donation, known as the Aramont Library, containing rare books by important authors and artists. In addition, the Aramont Foundation donated a $1 million endowment to fund virtual public programming beginning in 2021.
    The Aramont Library began in the early 1980s and contains 1,700 volumes, comprised of literary first editions, illustrated books, exhibition bindings, finely bound author collections, and books by some of the most influential artists of the 19thand 20th centuries. It also includes rich examples from the livre d'artist movement of the 20th century.

    Enjoy!
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    Broche Aroe Fabian Owner of River dog Book Co., and Author and Host of Happy Moments, Ali Wenzke

    Broche Aroe Fabian Owner of River dog Book Co., and Author and Host of Happy Moments, Ali Wenzke

    This episode features interviews with BrocheAroe Fabian and Ali Wenzke.
    BrocheAroe Fabian is the owner of River Dog Book Co., the little indie bookstore with a big personality. A nontraditional independent with a mission to create community and foster cross-cultural communication and understanding via access to literature and literacy-related events. 
    Ali Wenzke is the author of The Art of Happy Moving and the host of Happy Moments on Instagram Live. In her book, Ali writes about how to declutter for your move, how to get your home ready to sell, and how to live happily ever after in your new city. Ali graduated from Harvard University with a Bachelor’s Degree, Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, and gained her JD from Stanford University Law School.
    Links for this episode:
     River Dog Book Co.
     Professional Bookseller Certification 
    Reading Women Leaders Bookclub 
    THE MAP OF SALT AND STARS by Zeyn Joukhadar
    Ali Wenzke
    The Art of Happy Moving, Ali Wenzke
    Ali Wenzke on Instagram 
    Ali and Mandy on Happy Moments
     Wonder, by R.J. Palacio
     
     
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    The Aramont Library: Stephanie Stillo Interview

    The Aramont Library: Stephanie Stillo Interview

    Welcome to part 2 of 3 interviews regarding the Aramont Library.
    On February 11, 2021, the Library of Congress announced they had received a private donation, known as the Aramont Library, containing rare books by important authors and artists. Today’s guest is Stephanie Stillo, PhD. Curator of the Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection and Aramont Library 
    Stephanie Stillo is the Curator of the Lessing J. Rosenwald Graphic Arts Collection in the Rare Book and Special Collection Division at the Library of Congress. After receiving her Ph.D. in the Early Modern Atlantic World from the University of Kansas, Stillo served as the Mellon Professor of History and Digital Humanities at Washington and Lee University. There she taught classes on digital exhibition and design, public history, and digital storytelling. She also served as a CLIR/Mellon fellow in the Library of Congress’ Preservation, Research and Testing Division researching how preservation technology can reveal important historical information about the Library of Congress's rare book collection.
    Links from this episode:
    https://www.loc.gov/lcm/pdf/LCM_2021_0102.pdf The Library of Congress Magazine Article “In Pursuit of Perfection” written by Stephanie Stillo.
    https://www.loc.gov/item/prn-21-006/private-library-containing-rare-books-by-important-authors-artists-donated-to-library-of-congress-with-endowment-for-programs/2021-02-11/ This is the official Library press release of The Aramont Library.
     
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    Porters Square Books and Author Fran Hawthorne

    Porters Square Books and Author Fran Hawthorne

    Today I’m in Cambridge, Massachusetts speaking with Marika McCoola at Porter Square Books. Marika is the author of Baba Yaga’s Assistant, a YA graphic novel. In the second part of this episode, I chat with the author, Fran Hawthorne. Fran is a journalist and author of five non-fiction books: Ethical Chic, The Overloaded Liberal, Pension Dumping, Inside the FDA, and The Merck Druggernaut. Her most recent novel is The Heirs which asks the questions how many generations does guilt carry on and what did your grandparents do to my grandparents? 
    Links from this episode:
    Porter Square Books
    Booksellers of Porter Square Books
    Video for Bookstore of the Year
    So, You Want to Be a Bookseller, Porter Square Books
    Marika McCoola, author & illustrator
    Baba Yaga’s Assistant, Marika McCoola
    Braiding Sweetgrass, Robin Wall Kimmerer
    Anna Karenina, Leo Tolstoy
    Fran Hawthorne, Author
    The Heirs, Fran Hawthorne
    Inside The FDA: The Business and Politics Behind the Drugs We Take and the Food We Eat, Fran Hawthorne
    The Merck Druggernaut: The Inside Story of a Pharmaceutical Giant, Fran Hawthorn
    Ethical Chic: The Inside Story of the Companies We Think We Love, Fran Hawthorne
     The Overloaded Liberal: Shopping, Investing, Parenting, and Other Daily Dilemmas in an Age of Political Activism, Fran Hawthorne
     Pension Investing and Social Activism: Combining Conscience and Commerce, Fran Hawthorne
     
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    The Aramont Library: Part 1 - Gordon Hollis

    The Aramont Library: Part 1 - Gordon Hollis

    On February 11, 2021, the Library of Congress announced they had received a private donation, known as the Aramont Library, containing rare books by important authors and artists. In addition, the Aramont Foundation donated a $1 million endowment to fund virtual public programming beginning in 2021.
    The Aramont Library began in the early 1980s and contains 1,700 volumes, comprised of literary first editions, illustrated books, exhibition bindings, finely bound author collections, and books by some of the most influential artists of the 19thand 20th centuries. It also includes rich examples from the livre d'artist movement of the 20th century.
    In this episode, I interview Gordon Hollis, owner of Golden Legend Inc. and curator of the Aramont Library.
    Links for this episode:

    The Aramont Library at the Library of Congress

    Gordon Hollis: Golden Legend Inc.
    Gordon compiled a list of reference works related to the French illustrated book, the livre d’artiste: 
    “There are two general categories for these reference works. The first is a bibliography that lists selected important books in the field.”
    The Art of the French illustrated book 1700-1914. Two vols.  Gordon N. Ray, 1982
    The Artist & the book 1860-1960 in Western Europe and the United States. Eleanor M. Garvey. Boston: Museum of Fine Arts and Harvard College, 1961 
    The Artist and the Book in France.  The 20th Century Livre d’artiste.  W.J. Strachan: NY: Wittenborn, 1969
    A Century of Artists Books. Riva Castleman.1995
     The Arts of the French Book 1900-1965. Eleanor Garvey & Peter A. Wick.  Dallas: SMU Press, 1967 
    Les peintres et le Livre 1867-1957. Geneva: Nicolas Rauch, 1957
    “Secondly, many artists have a catalog raisonné (or critical catalog) compiled, which is a comprehensive, annotated listing of all the known artwork either in a particular medium or all media. For example, I use the following. These comprehensive catalogs are published for the illustrated books of Miro, Matisse, Braque, Bonnard, and dozens of other artists.”
    Pablo Picasso the Illustrated Book catalogue raisonné: Sebastian Goeppert, Herma Goeppert-Frank, et all.  Geneva: Patrick Cramer, 1983
    Picasso as a book artist. Abraham Horodisch. London: Faber & Faber, 1962
     
     
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    Independent Bookstore Day! Eliot Peper, author

    Independent Bookstore Day! Eliot Peper, author

    Hi,
    This is the third interview I’m releasing today to celebrate Independent Bookstore Day. Eliot Peper is a novelist based in Oakland, CA. You can find Eliot Peper’s books at your local indie bookshop and order them through  bookshop.org or wherever books are sold. 
    He is the author of Veil, Breach, Borderless, Bandwidth, Cumulus, Neon Fever Dream, and the Uncommon Series, and his books have earned praise from Seth Godin, Kim Stanley Robinson, Malka Older, Cory Doctorow, Tim O'Reilly, Amal El-Mohtar, and Ev Williams, as well as the New York Times Book Review, BBC, Popular Science, Businessweek, San Francisco Magazine, Newsweek, io9, Boing Boing, Publisher's Weekly, and Ars Technica.

    Eliot publishes a blog and sends a monthly newsletter documenting his journey as a reader and writer.
     Enjoy!
    Here are the links for this episode:
    Eliot Peper
    Eliot Peper Books – Bookshop.org
    Ari Popper - SciFutures The Bookshop Podcast episode
    Little Brother, Cory Doctorow
     So You Want to Publish a Book? Anne Trubek
    Little Big, John Crowley
    Eliot Peper - Twitter
     
     
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