Reading the Room by Paul Yamazaki

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Any bookseller worth their salt is familiar with City Lights's Paul Yamazaki--and the rest of the reading world should be, too. So gather around and listen as he regales us with his formative years as the son of immigrants and how he became an icon of the renowned San Francisco bookshop. Yamazaki also delves into booksellers' power and duties and covers topics such as why the big five publishers aren't necessarily the villains of the book world, why the circulation of older titles Is as important as the promotion of new works, and how important it is to champion diverse voices. His memoir is a must for anyone who loves to browse the shelves.

Reading the Room: A Bookseller's Tale By Paul Yamazaki, Rick Simonson (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Paul Yamazaki, Rick Simonson (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781958846698
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Published: Ode Books - May 8th, 2024