September 21, 2011 Leave a comment
Fulcrum Publishing will be at the Midwest Booksellers Association Trade Show next week. Our marketing manager, Katie O’Neill, and our publisher, Sam Scinta, will be representing Fulcrum, so stop by our booth (#605) and say hi!
A certain blogger is perhaps the teeniest bit jealous of missing out on all that Minneapolis has to offer:
Once Upon a Crime Mystery Bookstore, purveyor of mysteries, thrillers, and crime fiction, looks like a great place to steal an afternoon.
Minneapolis is also home to True Colors Bookstore, one of the oldest feminist and lesbian-oriented bookstores in the country. I have an affinity for feminist and GLBT bookstores after working at Calamus Bookstore in Boston. Bookstores like these have been a safe haven for readers like me many times; and they’re inevitably full of top-notch folks who know their books.
Minneapolis is also home to the endearingly named Comic Book College, which offers a huge selection of back issues.
DreamHaven Books & Comics stocks new and used science fiction, fantasy, horror, film and media books, comics, and graphic novels. Also home to a bookstore owner who proudly blogged on loving his job. Cue the collective “Awwwwww” from fawning publishers.
Oh, yes. The RenFaire is in towne. Yards of beer, turkey legs, jousting, corsets, and plate armor. This weekend has a High Seas Adventure theme, with pirate games and a homebrew competition. Yarr! The snack stands at the Minnesota Renaissance Festival offer a curious snack called Turtle on a Stick. If Katie tries a turtle on a stick during her trip to the festival, I’ll try to get her to take a picture of it so we can satisfy our curiosity.
- Borders employees list grievances: ‘Ode to a bookstore death’ (shelf-life.ew.com)
- Renaissance Festival-ing It Up 2011 (lauraannanderson.wordpress.com)