Louise Erdrich

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“I love the physical book. I love the printed page.” Louise Erdrich, author of LaRose (Harper, 2016), talks about her love of books and her bookstore Birchbark Books & Native Arts located in Minneapolis. For more on Erdrich and her bookstore, read “Best-Selling Booksellers” by Lynn Rosen in the September/October issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

The Poetic City That Was

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"It was still the last frontier when I arrived in 1951. It was a wide-open city." Lawrence Ferlinghetti recalls his early days in San Francisco and speaks about the changing life of the city. Ferlinghetti's City Lights Bookstore is featured in "Best-Selling Booksellers" by Lynn Rosen in the September/October issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

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Parnassus Books

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In this video, Ann Patchett and Karen Hayes, co-owners of Nashville’s Parnassus Books, celebrate the shop’s first anniversary and tell us five things they’ve learned about bookselling. Parnassus Books is featured in “Best-Selling Booksellers” in the September/October issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

Blue Bunny Books & Toys

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“It makes me proud that we have a very special, unique store. The kind of store you that don’t see too often these days.” Peter H. Reynolds, founder of Blue Bunny Books & Toys, speaks about the mission of his bookstore and how the shop and its customers have grown over the years. Reynolds is featured in “Best-Selling Booksellers” in the September/October issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

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An Unlikely Story

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In this video, Jeff Kinney, author of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, speaks at the grand opening of his bookstore, An Unlikely Story Bookstore & Café, in Plainville, Massachusetts. Kinney speaks about opening his store in “Best-Selling Booksellers” by Lynn Rosen in the September/October issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

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