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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 years. C-SPAN’s Local Content…

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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 stores. C-SPAN’s Local…

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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 the students. Tabitha…

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    Random House 75th Anniversary

    Random House author William Styron and editor Robert Loomis were interviewed about their work, their friendship, and their history with the publishing house. The pair shared stories about Random House…

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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 any…

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    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 satisfactions of being an…

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    2004 Fall Books Preview

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

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    2004 Fall Books Preview

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

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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 talked about their business…

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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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    Abel Berland Rare Book Library Sale

    Portions of the auction of 18 rare books were shown, including a world auction record set for a work by William Shakespeare. Also sold were James Boswell’s Life of Samuel Johnson, William…

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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 authorities…

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    Anatomy of an Instant Book

    This program takes a look at instant books -- timely books that are published quickly -- and the steps involved in publishing such a book. One such instant book is Deadlock: The Inside Story of…

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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 of each genre panel…

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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 people’s…

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    The Book Clinic

    The School Bus visited a bookstore in a small town to learn how it came to be in 1999 and about its role in the community.

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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 talked about the…

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    Naval Institute Press

    Mr. Harnish talked about the business of books.

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    Literary Agent Interview

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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 of the Act…

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