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    Quail Ridge Books and Music

    Nancy Olson, owner of Quail Ridge Books and Music in Raleigh, North Carolina, talked about her community, what it’s like to own an independent bookstore, and the future of such…

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    Bear Pond Books

    Claire Benedict talked about the Bear Pond Books' longstanding role in the community, the impact of commercial competition and how the store has survived for nearly 40…

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    Discussion on Writing with Stephen King

    Authors Stephen, Tabitha, and Owen King discussed their writing with Washington, D.C., area high school students. After all the authors read from their works they took questions from…

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    Great Books to Read in College

    Leading conservative publishers talked about the publishing industry and printing books on conservative topics and traditions. They gave their recommendations for books important for…

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    Book Discussion on The Kings English: Adventures of an Independent Bookseller

    Betsey Burton talked about her book The King’s English: Adventures of an Independent Bookseller, published by Gibbs-Smith Publishers. The book examined the struggles and…

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    2004 Fall Books Preview

    Max Rodriguez talked about his favorite books being published this fall: br/ Mona Smith, Becoming Something: The Story of Canada Lee; br/ David Waldstreicher, Runaway America: Benjamin…

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    2004 Fall Books Preview

    Nora Rawlinson talked about her favorite books being published this fall: br/ Art Spiegelman, In the Shadow of No Towers; br/ Daniel Libeskind, Breaking Ground: Adventures in Life and…

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    Book Retailers Panel Discussion

    Mr. Kirshbaum moderated a panel discussion on the role of retailers in the world of books and publishing. Ms. Blake, Mr. McMillon, Mr. Kaplan, and Mr. Olilla…

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    The Art of Criticism

    The panelists discussed the craft of book reviewing. After the discussion they answered questions from members of the audience.

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    Freedom to Read Protection Act

    The “Freedom to Read Protection Act of 2003” was introduced by Congressman Bernie Sanders (I-VT) to eliminate Section 215 of the USA PATRIOT ACT. Section 215 gives federal…

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    National Book Award Finalists Readings

    The finalists for the 2002 National Book Awards read selections from their nominated books. Twenty authors from the four nominated categories - nonfiction, fiction, poetry, and young…

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    2002 National Book Awards Ceremony

    A medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters was bestowed on novelist Philip Roth. The master of ceremonies was comedian, actor, and writer Steve Martin. The chair…

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    2002 Fall Books Preview

    The guests discussed various non-fiction books that are being published this fall. They discussed the fact that many of the new books deal with the September 11 attacks, and they…

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    USA Patriot Act

    Mr. Finan, president of the American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression (ABFFE), talked about the USA PATRIOT Act and its impact on the bookselling industry. Section 215…

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    Elitism and the Publishing Industry

    This forum addressed the question of whether or not publishers, booksellers, and reviewers alienate the public by projecting an image of ideological elitism. Mr. Silverblatt…

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    USA Patriot Act

    General Viet Dinh talked about the USA PATRIOT Act and its impact on the American public. Section 215 of the PATRIOT Act allows federal authorities to obtain warrants for customer…

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    Naval Institute Press

    Mr. Harnish talked about the business of books.

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    2002 The Best of the Best from the University Presses

    The Association of American University Presses organized a panel to present the 35 best books published by various university presses in 2001. The books were chosen by a committee of…

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    Henry Holt and Company

    Mr. Sterling talked about the business of books.

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    Publishing in the 21st Century

    The panelists discussed the developing problems over ownership rights and security management of electronic books. They took questions from the audience following their opening…

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