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- Black books: the word on the street. Coeyman, Marjorie // Christian Science Monitor;8/28/2001, Vol. 93 Issue 192, p12
Focuses on specialty book sellers, including Sister's Uptown Bookstore, which feature books by African-American authors.
- events. // Chicago Citizen;8/18/2010, Vol. 45 Issue 21, p8
A calendar of events related to African American community in Chicago, Illinois from August to October 2010 is presented which includes the musical "My Black Chicago" at Mahdi Theatre Co. from August 21 to 22, a book sale by Hyde Park Kenwood Conference in Lake Park on October 9 and 11, and the...
- Black booksellers aim to get their groove back. Angel, Karen // Publishers Weekly;9/15/1997, Vol. 244 Issue 38, p20
Reports on the difficulties faced by black booksellers attempting to schedule visits from black authors. Responsibility of competition with mainstream stores and high demand; Similarity of the problem to that of any specialty store in today's merchandising climate; Responsibility of authors to...
- Support your Local Bookseller. Osborne, Gwendolyn E. // Black Issues Book Review;May/Jun2002, Vol. 4 Issue 3, p16
Reports on the establishment of the National Black Booksellers Week by the American Booksellers Association in 1997 with the event to be held from June 15 to 22. History of the National Black Booksellers Week; Purpose of the National Black Booksellers Week; Preparation for the event.
- BOOKING AGENT. // Ebony;Dec1952, Vol. 8 Issue 2, p120
The article features African American book agent Ben Waller of Ben Waller Enterprises, who has gathered more than 500,000 U.S. dollars from booking his talents to appear in theaters, clubs and dance halls.
- WALLER HAS CLOSE, PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP WITH ARTISTS. // Ebony;Dec1952, Vol. 8 Issue 2, p122
The article focuses on the personal touch given by African-American book agent Ben Waller on his talents, which includes Ron Milton and band leaders Joe Liggins and Percy Mayfield.
- How Black Booksellers Are Reinventing Themselves: An uncertain economy and stepped-up competition from other retailers keep black independents on their toes. Rodgers, Emma // Black Issues Book Review;May/Jun2004, Vol. 6 Issue 3, p56
The article relates the approach used by African American independent booksellers in the U.S. in competing with other retailers. The largest growth ever of African-Americans in the retail bookstore business came in the period between the late 1960s and through the 1990s. But as of 2004, an...
- Stocking the Bargain Bin: How Black Booksellers Scavenge for Markdowns. Dodson, Angela // Black Issues Book Review;May/Jun2001, Vol. 3 Issue 3, p67
Discusses how Afro-American booksellers and publishers are finding ways to capitalize on the remainder market. How remainder and bargain trading is taking place; Ways of attracting customers.
- Bidding for History: Swann Galleries' auction of rare manuscripts and printed African Americana draws buyers who appreciate its importance. Sturgis, Ingrid // Black Issues Book Review;Jan/Feb2006, Vol. 8 Issue 1, p52
This article highlights the auction of African American books and manuscripts at Swarm Galleries in New York City. The sale draws scholars, museum and historical society administrators and collectors. At auction is a wide range of African American material, including works about slavery and...