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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Bookstore Of The Future


This evening at the Arts & Letters Club (14 Elm Street) in Toronto, I'll be sitting on a panel with four other people to talk about The Bookstore of the Future.

What will bookstores look like in the future? In a recent article, writer Sarah Sheard imagines small neighbourhood shops that offer coffee, cake, and print-on-demand books accessed electronically and printed while-you-wait. How will the advent of the e-book and quickly changing technology affect bookstores and the bookselling industry in the future?

Come and join in the discussion along with:

Steven Beattie (moderator) –
Writer/Critic, Quill and Quire
Dan Aronchick – Market Research Specialist, President, Out -Think Inc.
Mark Lefebvre – Book Operations Manager, Titles Bookstore
Sarah Sheard – Writer and Therapist
Becky Toyne – Freelance Editor and Publicist

This event, as part of the Idea Exchange put on by the Book & Periodical Council and the Book Publishers' Professional Association and sponsored by Quill & Quire should prove to be a very engaging and interesting evening.

I suspect I might be talking a little bit about the Espresso Book Machine at Titles Bookstore at McMaster University. Well, I'll see if I have an opportunity to bring it up, anyways . . .

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