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Several B&T customers were particularly unhappy. "As the owner of a very small indie and a long-time customer of Baker & Taylor, I am opposed to Ingram’s potential to become the only wholesale distributor," wrote Francine B. Tanguay of Annie’s Book Stop in Wells, Maine. "It’s not good for my business, for bookselling as a whole, and therefore not my customers. Annie’s Book Stop depends on the fast turnaround for special orders which we get daily and is our one edge to keep Amazon at bay. After almost 34 years in bookselling, I think I know a little about the business and one wholesaler is not a good thing."

Several readers pointed to problems in related businesses. One wrote: "I work at a comic shop. For those who may not know, there is one distributor in the U.S. (and most of the world) for periodical comics, and, in effect, many of the trade books. From our experience, it is a very, very bad thing to have one distributor with no competition."

Another complained about the effect of Follett’s 2016 purchase of B&T on school libraries, which led to an "almost complete vertical integration of the entire operation and product in my school district. I always valued working with B&T, especially for certain high school subjects. Miss them. electricity units to kwh Cannot understand why that consolidation occurred."

Hiroshi Sogo, director of Books Kinokuniya, observed that there are also some implications from an international perspective, where these two companies have been highly active: "It is assumed that any major bookshop chains in OECD [Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development] countries would be dealing with both companies, instead of either one. To see the two become one could be a good thing, provided the unified entity can increase their service levels and offer better terms and conditions, and also provided that their stock management in Tennessee and Momence, etc., can offer the state of the art capability of cascading indent orders from global customers seamlessly and really fast, etc.

Citing American Booksellers Association CEO Oren Teicher’s comments that there have been very few instances in the history of the book trade where anything good happened when the competition in a sector de-intensified, Sogo added: "As an international book trade concern, we are inclined to suspect that something negative could befall on us if the merger & acquisition happens in a foreseeable future.

"It is also intriguing to see how Barnes & Noble will find their future in relation to this topic. electricity images cartoon As commonly known, the Barnes and the Folletts families were originally working together in Chicago before William Barnes moved to New York and tied up with G.C. Noble to set up the B&N business. In a way, it may be seen as a reunion of the parties after a hundred years or so."

Three years after working for the company’s flagship bookstore, Daisy Johnson won the Blackwell’s Book of the Year award for her Man Booker-shortlisted novel Everything Under (available in the U.S. from Graywolf). The Bookseller reported that Johnson worked in Blackwell’s Oxford store in Broad Street from 2012 until 2015, when she landed a two-book deal with Cape which included a collection of short stories, Fen (2017).

Harriet Ware, the store’s senior bookseller, said, "Daisy was here for a couple of years and was great, a really friendly bookseller, she loved her job. She worked Saturday, Sunday and Monday and she was our best weekender, very reliable and very happy. We knew she was writing on the side of her job, it was something she talked about. It’s been wonderful to see her success this year, and see someone you know do so well. It’s a really good book and it’s really great to see her do so well. Often booksellers make good writers–they have wider knowledge of how books sell and what customers want." Ware added that the staff is looking forward to championing the novel over the next few months.

Ricky Jay, "the master-showman magician, actor, scholar, special effects consultant and author who was called ‘the most gifted sleight-of-hand artist alive’ by writers for the most prestigious publications of his time," died November 24, the New York Times reported. He was 72. Jay "built his fame with what the New Yorker called an ‘out-of-left-field brand of gonzo-hip comedy magic, a combination of chops and artistic irreverence.’ His Off Broadway productions included Ricky Jay and His 52 Assistants, directed by [David] Mamet." He was also a familiar face to movie and TV audiences due to his approximately 40 acting roles.

Writing about Jay’s last book, Matthias Buchinger: "The Greatest German Living" (2016), Charles McGrath offered this capsule description of him: " Master of a prose style that qualifies him as perhaps the last of the great 19th-century authors, he has written about oddities like cannonball catchers, poker-playing pigs, performing fleas and people who tame bees." Jay’s other titles include Cards as Weapons (1977); Learned Pigs and Fireproof Women (1986); and Celebrations of Curious Characters (2011); and Dice: Deception, Fate, and Rotten Luck (2002).

In a tribute to his friend, Mamet observed: "Like the Spartans, Ricky was perfect in obedience to his laws. I worked with him for 30 years, and he never revealed a secret. He leaves his beloved wife, a legion of admirers, and a small and utterly devoted group of friends. He never had a protégé, but most certainly some ne’er-do-well, perhaps yet unborn, will one day discover his writings and films and, through them, be admitted next in the chain of devotion to which Ricky dedicated his life."

I’m moving house and always traveling, so the book that’s been coming everywhere with me is Heads of the Colored People by Nafissa Thompson-Spires. It’s a collection of adult short stories that was longlisted for the National Book Award and is a finalist for the Kirkus Prize. Never in my life have I read a book that’s SO relatable. gas house gang I feel like it was written for me. It’s hilarious and gasp-inducing, and definitely my favorite book of the year.

The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides. What’s wild is that this book is about five entitled white sisters living in this white microcosmic middle-of-nowhere town who, over the course of a year, all die by suicide–so the furthest thing from my personal experience in concept. jokes gas prices BUT. Up until that point, I’d never encountered a book that had characters I could relate to. Luz specifically was bae. I own multiple editions.

When I Was the Greatest by Jason Reynolds, my "so black kids can sound like black kids in books?!" book; Grasshopper Jungle by Andrew Smith, my introduction to the power of the absurd in YA; The Color Purple by Alice Walker–Shug Avery is my muse; The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides, see answer above about life change; Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling, the book when ish got REAL.

It is believed that God scattered pieces of the destroyed Tower of Babel across the world. Where each Babel shard landed, civilizations sprouted. In 1889, a number of aristocratic Houses (together known as the Order of Babel) are sworn to "safeguard the location of their Babel Fragment," a source of "Forging" power: the "power of creation" that allows people with an innate magical ability to reform and remake mind and matter. The French section of the Order of Babel once had four houses that protected (and used) the power of a Fragment that had been "brought back" (that is, stolen) "from the Holy Lands." Then, "one House fell. And another House’s line died without an heir. Now all that is left is a secret."

Such is the world of Roshani Chokshi’s ( The Star-Touched Queen) The Gilded Wolves. Wealthy beyond measure and white, the Matriarch of House Kore, one of the two remaining Houses, has a special distaste for Hypnos, the young "mongrel heir of House Nyx." The son of a Martiniquan mother and French father, Hypnos became Patriarch through patrilineal succession. Half-French, half-Algerian Séverin and his best friend, Tristan, were raised alongside Hypnos–Séverin should be the Patriarch of the third house, House Vanth, but it is an open secret that the Matriarch of House Kore denied Séverin his inheritance because the Order felt that "[t]wo heirs of mixed blood would not do." After Séverin turned 16, he liquidated his legal trust and built an extremely successful hotel and cabaret. L’Eden is a front for Séverin’s real life work: to get back every House Vanth item that was taken from him, including the House itself. He and a band of other teens on the fringes of society work together to pull off Mission Impossible-level stunts to regain pieces of Séverin’s inheritance.

On this team are Tristan, who has the ability to Forge fantastic landscape art and whom Séverin has sworn since childhood to protect; Laila, a cabaret star from India with the ability to read objects’ histories; Enrique, a half-Filipino, half-Spanish historian without the ability to Forge; and Zofia, a Polish-Jewish Forging engineer. gas x strips side effects The third-person narrative slips easily among the teens’ perspectives, granting the reader inside views of their loving, tangled lives: Séverin and Laila each seek something greater than themselves while also desiring each other, Enrique wants status and also wants both Zofia and Hypnos; Zofia wants to help her family, and to understand other people. When Hypnos suggests to Séverin a scheme that will allow him to claim his full inheritance, Séverin accepts, even though the deal involves stealing an item of such power that his loved ones–and the world–will be in great danger.

The Gilded Wolves sets up a fantastical great heist with a series of clues and problems the well-developed, diverse group of teens must decipher. Chokshi’s world is lush and her characters distinct and engaging–this first in a new series is as sharp and lustrous as the title suggests. — Siân Gaetano, children’s and YA editor, Shelf Awareness