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Honest Trade

Booksellers and Bookselling in Scotland

Honest Trade( )
Editor: McCleery, Alistair
Finkelstein, David
Renton, Jennie
Author: Sapphire,
ISBN:978-0-85976-673-9
Publication Date:Sep 2009
Publisher:Birlinn, Limited
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $23.00
Book Description:

Chronicling the radical changes in Scotland’s bookselling industry during the course of the 20th century, this lively compilation provides firsthand accounts of key and representative figures in the Scottish book trade. Detailing the creation of more attractive shop interiors to replace the gloomy cathedrals of the pre#150;World War II era, the increase in the specialization of outlets, the growth of chains, and the importance of mass media...
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Book Details
Pages:192
Detailed Subjects: Literary Criticism / Books & Reading
Biography & Autobiography / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5 x 7.75 x 0.6 Inches
Book Weight:0.493 Pounds
Author Biography
Sapphire (Editor)
Sapphire was born Ramona Lofton in Fort Ord, California on August 4, 1950. She attended City College of New York and received her master's degree at Brooklyn College. Before starting her writing career, she worked as a performance artist and a teacher of reading and writing. Her works include the poetry collection American Dreams and the novel Push, which won the Book-of-the-Month Club Stephen Crane award for First Fiction, the Black Caucus of the American Library Association's First Novelist Award, and the Mind Book of the Year Award in Great Britain. Precious, the film adaption of her novel Push, won the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Awards in the U.S. dramatic competition at Sundance (2009). Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, The New York Times Book Review, The Black Scholar, Spin, and Bomb. In 2009, she was the recipient of a Fellow Award in Literature from United States Artists.

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