Books in Print

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Category: American literature

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Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.
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Publication of the Association of College and Research Libraries, a Division of the American Library Association

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Category: Academic libraries

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Reluctant Capitalists

Bookselling and the Culture of Consumption

Author: Laura J. Miller

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226525929

Category: Social Science

Page: 328

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Over the past half-century, bookselling, like many retail industries, has evolved from an arena dominated by independent bookstores to one in which chain stores have significant market share. And as in other areas of retail, this transformation has often been a less-than-smooth process. This has been especially pronounced in bookselling, argues Laura J. Miller, because more than most other consumer goods, books are the focus of passionate debate. What drives that debate? And why do so many people believe that bookselling should be immune to questions of profit? In Reluctant Capitalists, Miller looks at a century of book retailing, demonstrating that the independent/chain dynamic is not entirely new. It began one hundred years ago when department stores began selling books, continued through the 1960s with the emergence of national chain stores, and exploded with the formation of “superstores” in the 1990s. The advent of the Internet has further spurred tremendous changes in how booksellers approach their business. All of these changes have met resistance from book professionals and readers who believe that the book business should somehow be “above” market forces and instead embrace more noble priorities. Miller uses interviews with bookstore customers and members of the book industry to explain why books evoke such distinct and heated reactions. She reveals why customers have such fierce loyalty to certain bookstores and why they identify so strongly with different types of books. In the process, she also teases out the meanings of retailing and consumption in American culture at large, underscoring her point that any type of consumer behavior is inevitably political, with consequences for communities as well as commercial institutions.
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Beyond Picture Books

A Guide to First Readers

Author: Barbara Barstow,Judith Riggle

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 9780835235198

Category: Education

Page: 501

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A bibliography that suggests books for beginner readers is accompanied by subject, title, illustrator, readability level, and series indexes
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Southeast Asian Security in the New Millennium

Author: Richard J. Ellings,Sheldon W. Simon,National Bureau of Asian Research (U.S.)

Publisher: M.E. Sharpe

ISBN: 9781563246593

Category: Political Science

Page: 234

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Assessing trends toward creating innovative forms of political, economic and security co-operation in Southeast Asia, this text discusses the international dynamics of Southeast Asian security, and its impact on such external factors as the US, China and Japan.
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New Zealand Books in Print, 1996

Author: Thorpe, D. W., Staff

Publisher: K G Saur Verlag Gmbh & Company

ISBN: 9781875589913

Category: History

Page: 504

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With complete bibliographic information on titles from New Zealand & the Pacific Islands, this is an essential guide to the publishing industry in the Pacific. Entries are indexed by title, publisher, & subject. Also included are a book trade FAX directory, all literary awards, association addresses, bookseller, libraries & more.
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Annual Bibliography of the History of the Printed Book and Libraries

Volume 30: Publications of 1999 and additions from the preceding years

Author: Dept. of Special Collections of the Koninklijke Bibliotheek

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402016868

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 615

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The Annual Bibliography of the History of the Printed Book and Libraries aims at recording articles of scholarly value which relate to the history of the printed book, to the history of arts, crafts, techniques and equipment, and of the economic social and cultural environment, involved in its production, distribution, conservation and description.
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