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Book Jobs Not by the Book: Brooke Palmieri, Antiquarian Book Dealer

 Brooke Palmieri is General Assistant and Cataloguer at Sokol Books, Ltd. in London. She kindly took the time to tell us a bit about how she ended up is such an old-school corner of book business, and why the way books were made and sold hundreds of years ago has lessons to teach even today.  **** What was your first job or internship in book business and what were the most important things you gained from it? I worked in the Rare Book & Manuscript Library as an undergraduate at the […]

8 Things You Didn’t Know Were Happening at the Frankfurt Book Fair

Even if you’ve never been, you know the Frankfurt Book Fair is a big deal–the biggest deal, maybe.  But even if you know about the movie deals, the hours and hours of publisher education, and the demonstrations of slick new digital technology, you still only have part of the story. Frankfurt is certainly about narrative in all its (plat)forms, but the world’s largest book fair has grown to accomodate even more than that. From contests, to fine cuisine, to a journey to the birth of the universe (for real, though), […]