Alex Beguin

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  • 10 Jun 2009

    The Buzz of BEA

    Two weeks ago, a fellow CUP rep wrote a blog post about pre-BEA So after a week of reflection, it’s now my turn to report on the events that transpired at the Javits Center. This was my first ever BEA on the publisher’s side of the booth. For years I traveled up and down the […]

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  • 6 May 2009

    Authors and Readers Coming Together

    One of the primary ways that bookstores bring authors and customers together is through events. On my many travels to stores, I have noticed even more how having great events can contribute to the excitement for customers coming into the store. Two stores in particular who do an excellent job of planning and running events are Politics and Prose (Washington, D.C.) and Quail Ridge Books & Music (Raleigh, NC).

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  • 2 Apr 2009

    More Than Coke and Pretzels

    So we have finally reached the time when we can celebrate that spring is here. The weather is nice (or nicer than previous months), people are spending more time outside, and the frequency of cookouts and picnics will surely increase soon. This got me thinking about food within the rep world.

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  • 25 Feb 2009

    Notes from the Field

    Southeast rep Alex Beguin braves the wintry cold of Western NY and lives to tell about it. Special bonus road mix-tape inside! On a recent trip to Western New York (yes, I traveled there in February), I learned about the resilience and optimism that still lies in the book business. The mantra of sales recently […]

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