Archive for May 2011

Blogging from BEA (Book Expo America)

Posted 27 May 2011 by
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May 25, 2011 The universal (or at least my) question is … Was it worth it? After spending hundreds of dollars (okay much more than that), two full days of travel, loads of miles on our shoes, and the wear and tear on our vocal cords … what did we accomplish? It turns out that […]

We Turn 18 and Grow Up

Posted 21 May 2011 by
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May 20, 2010 Our annual Birthday Bash (held last Saturday, May 14) at our store is important to us because it represents the culmination of much hard work and an acknowledgement of how far we have come as an independent business. But we are also always very gratified to see how much all of you […]

What’s Next for Ladies, Lunch, and Literacy?

Posted 17 May 2011 by
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May 16, 2011 First, a little bit about how Ladies, Lunch, and Literacy started. I have always loved introducing readers to new authors. Even before I became a bookseller, friends always asked me for a list of new authors to try. I was also one of those people who started up conversations with other customers browsing […]

Behind the Scenes — A Progress Report

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May 10, 2011 Here’s the problem with blogging and opening a store at the same time: It is 7:30pm. I am still in my office. I am finally as done as I am going to be for the day, but I haven’t yet reported in on the progress of the store. My glass of wine […]

Is it really May?

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May 2, 2011 I  just switched my calendar to a new month and I have to admit that it scared the heck out of me! All weekend long at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books I handed out cards announcing the “Soft Opening” of the new store this summer. And with the turn of […]