BTW Articles

14 Mar

Olsson's Book Drive Delivers to D.C. Schools

Olsson’s Books and Records recently delivered approximately 2,000 books and $1,200 in gift certificates to three Washington, D.C., schools directly affected by the terrorist strikes of September 11. The donations were the result of a book drive held by Olsson’s between October and December.

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21 Mar

Shelf Talking -- Know Your Book Sense Coordinators

Ruminator Books, the venerable St. Paul bookstore, now with a Minneapolis location as well, was an original participant in the Book Sense program. It also signed on to BookSense.com when that became an option.

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27 Mar

Seeking Balance Between Work and Life in a 24/7 World

Even before cell phones became as ubiquitous as disposable pens, the long work week and the blurring of the distinctions between professional and personal life were contributing to bookseller burnout and work-related stress. Booksellers are not alone. Witness the Wall Street Journal, the paper of record for corporate America, which has a regular column on work and family, written by Sue Shellenbarger, as well as one on "A Balanced Life," written by Tara Parker-Pope & Kyle Pope.

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