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Bookselling Without Borders 2018

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Bookselling Without Borders is bringing you the world through books. 

We invite you to be part of our growing community.

Booksellers provide an essential link between authors and the American reader. The more opportunities they have to engage meaningfully with international authors, agents, and publishers the greater the benefits to readers. 

2018 BWB fellows in Turin in May for the Salone del Libro
2018 BWB fellows in Turin in May for the Salone del Libro

Since 2016, Bookselling Without Borders (BWB) has been providing American booksellers with fellowships to attend international book fairs. At these fairs, booksellers take part in presentations, panel discussions, and seminars exploring current trends in international writing; they visit local bookstores to meet managers and booksellers; they tour local literary arts organizations; they meet publishers, editors, authors, agents, and trade association representatives from around the world. And, importantly, they spend time exchanging ideas with each other. When they return from these trips they are more effective advocates for international voices.

Becoming familiar with multiple and diverse cultural perspectives is more important now than ever. Booksellers are a vital link.

Become a part of the Bookselling Without Borders community by choosing one of many unique rewards and by doing so you will be helping to put more diverse and international books into the hands of readers.

Last year, BWB received almost 500 applications from booksellers at all stages of their careers at over 260 stores in 44 states. Twelve scholarships were awarded to three fairs—Turin (May), Frankfurt (October), and Guadalajara (November).

There are so many more opportunities for booksellers to engage with the international book scene and so many more ways that they can enrich your experience as a reader.

In 2019, plans to award 16 fellowships, sending booksellers to fairs in 5 countries on 4 continents. We are also establishing a residency program that will allow U.S. booksellers to spend up to two weeks overseas working in a local bookstore and taking a deep dive into the regional book industry. BWB alumni are helping us develop a database of contacts and resources that can be shared with all booksellers, encouraging the entire bookselling community to become more effective advocates for international and diverse voices.

BWB promotes bibliodiversity, cultural diversity, and access to multiple new perspectives. 

Bookselling Without Borders is having a positive impact on the culture of reading in this country by encouraging booksellers to introduce new and exciting international voices to American readers.

To continue with this valuable initiative this we invite you to join our community by choosing from among the great rewards below and backing BWB now.

New Featured Rewards Added Every Week
New Featured Rewards Added Every Week
$300: Albers Foundation Private Tour (thanks to Princeton University Press)
$300: Albers Foundation Private Tour (thanks to Princeton University Press)
$195: Meet the staff of Other Press in their New York office (thanks to Other Press)
$195: Meet the staff of Other Press in their New York office (thanks to Other Press)
$2,850: 5 days and 4 nights of books, book people, food, wine, chocolate, and Turin hospitality at Italy’s largest book fair.
$2,850: 5 days and 4 nights of books, book people, food, wine, chocolate, and Turin hospitality at Italy’s largest book fair.

THE REWARDS 

The community behind BWB includes bookstores, publishers, editors, writers, designers, agents, illustrators, and many other important members of the book publishing world. We are offering an array of spectacular rewards to encourage you to support this program.

Reward tiers vary from the very simple and inexpensive — to elaborate and innovative. We have tried to include in our rewards something for everyone.

$25: "I Read Therefore I Am" Poster + Digital Reader
$25: "I Read Therefore I Am" Poster + Digital Reader
$10 Read This! by Hans Weyandt (Thanks to Hans Weyandt)
$10 Read This! by Hans Weyandt (Thanks to Hans Weyandt)
$40 The Selected Works of Samuel Beckett Boxed Set ($47 value) (Thanks to Grove Press)
$40 The Selected Works of Samuel Beckett Boxed Set ($47 value) (Thanks to Grove Press)
$35: Chicago Manual of Style, 17th ed. (Thanks to UCP)
$35: Chicago Manual of Style, 17th ed. (Thanks to UCP)
$54: Neapolitan Novel Box Set (Thanks to Europa Editions)
$54: Neapolitan Novel Box Set (Thanks to Europa Editions)
$60: Three well known and respected books on graphic design from critic, educator, and prolific author Steven Heller, along with co-authors Louise Fili (on the two books on type) and Lita Talarico (the book on sketchbooks).
$60: Three well known and respected books on graphic design from critic, educator, and prolific author Steven Heller, along with co-authors Louise Fili (on the two books on type) and Lita Talarico (the book on sketchbooks).
$40: 7 Books on Mindfulness and a Tote (thanks Shambhala)
$40: 7 Books on Mindfulness and a Tote (thanks Shambhala)
$65 “Jorge Luis Borges & Osvaldo Ferrari: Conversations” All Three Volumes (Thanks to Seagull Books)
$65 “Jorge Luis Borges & Osvaldo Ferrari: Conversations” All Three Volumes (Thanks to Seagull Books)
$72 Signed Max Ritvo Broadside (Thanks to Milkweed Editions)
$72 Signed Max Ritvo Broadside (Thanks to Milkweed Editions)
$55: 8 prize-winning poetry collections in a Milkweed tote
$55: 8 prize-winning poetry collections in a Milkweed tote
$90: A stylish Catapult tote bag filled with fall 2018 releases.
$90: A stylish Catapult tote bag filled with fall 2018 releases.
$95: Seagull Tote + 8 Poetry Collections
$95: Seagull Tote + 8 Poetry Collections
$80: signed copies of MAPS by celebrated graphic designer Paula Scher
$80: signed copies of MAPS by celebrated graphic designer Paula Scher
$60: One-hour book-chat with a bookseller
$60: One-hour book-chat with a bookseller
$60: One-hour book-chat with a bookseller (Photo: Left Bank Books)
$60: One-hour book-chat with a bookseller (Photo: Left Bank Books)
$125 “The Joan Tote” plus 7 Grove titles (Thanks to Grove Press)
$125 “The Joan Tote” plus 7 Grove titles (Thanks to Grove Press)
$125: An original letterpress print commissioned by Michael Fusco and Emma Straub to celebrate the opening of Books Are Magic in 2017. Print is by Jason Polan of a Colson Whitehead quote. Signed by the artist and the author (thanks to Books Are Magic)
$125: An original letterpress print commissioned by Michael Fusco and Emma Straub to celebrate the opening of Books Are Magic in 2017. Print is by Jason Polan of a Colson Whitehead quote. Signed by the artist and the author (thanks to Books Are Magic)
$125: Complete set of American Women Writers Series (12 titles), including authors such as Margaret Fuller, Louisa May Alcott, Maria Susanna Cummins and more  (thanks to Rutgers University Press)
$125: Complete set of American Women Writers Series (12 titles), including authors such as Margaret Fuller, Louisa May Alcott, Maria Susanna Cummins and more (thanks to Rutgers University Press)
$145: Complete Set of Melville House's Art of the Novella Series
$145: Complete Set of Melville House's Art of the Novella Series
$140: Graywolf Galley Club
$140: Graywolf Galley Club
$110: Behind the Silver Screen Series, 10 books that cover all aspects of movie making (thanks to Rutgers University Press)
$110: Behind the Silver Screen Series, 10 books that cover all aspects of movie making (thanks to Rutgers University Press)
$175: All titles in the Shambhala Pocket Library (thanks to Shambhala)
$175: All titles in the Shambhala Pocket Library (thanks to Shambhala)
$125 Milkweed Instant Library and Tote Bag (Thanks to Milkweed Books)
$125 Milkweed Instant Library and Tote Bag (Thanks to Milkweed Books)
$125 The Last Interview Series (Thanks to Melville House)
$125 The Last Interview Series (Thanks to Melville House)
$295 Princeton Campus Buildings and Collections Tour (Thanks to Princeton University Press)
$295 Princeton Campus Buildings and Collections Tour (Thanks to Princeton University Press)
$425 Other Press Instant Library (Thanks to Other Press)
$425 Other Press Instant Library (Thanks to Other Press)
$400: (for two people) A Taste of New Mexico from Casa Camino Real Bookstore
$400: (for two people) A Taste of New Mexico from Casa Camino Real Bookstore
$500 Walking Tour of Harlem and Guidebook (Thanks to Rutgers University Press)
$500 Walking Tour of Harlem and Guidebook (Thanks to Rutgers University Press)
$395 Cover Art: What Was Communism (Thanks to Seagull Books)
$395 Cover Art: What Was Communism (Thanks to Seagull Books)
$700 Behind the Scenes Tour of the Boston Athenaeum (Thanks to the Boston Athenaeum)
$700 Behind the Scenes Tour of the Boston Athenaeum (Thanks to the Boston Athenaeum)
$1,000 marvelous 35 x 54 inch “Stopping by Woods” digital print by graphic artist Sunandini Banerjee (thanks to Seagull)
$1,000 marvelous 35 x 54 inch “Stopping by Woods” digital print by graphic artist Sunandini Banerjee (thanks to Seagull)
$1500 Set of 12 Prints by Graphic Artist Sunandini Banerjee, click the image to see more prints (thanks to Seagull)
$1500 Set of 12 Prints by Graphic Artist Sunandini Banerjee, click the image to see more prints (thanks to Seagull)
                                             
$1,985 Join us in November 2019 in Guadalajara
$1,985 Join us in November 2019 in Guadalajara

COMMUNITY

The BWB Community of Partners Devoted to a More Diverse and International Book Market in America includes the following publishers, industry leaders, and bookstores:

Catapult, Europa Editions, Graywolf Press, Grove Atlantic, Melville House, Milkweed Editions, Other Press, The New Press, Princeton University Press, Rutgers University Press, Seagull Books, Shambhala Publications, The University of Chicago Press

Frankfurter Buchmesse, Ingram Content Group, Shelf Awareness.

Risks and challenges

Founded in 2016, Bookselling Without Borders has grown to become a widely known and respected opportunity for professional booksellers at all stages of their careers and for veteran buyers, managers, and bookstore owners.

In its first year the program offered one fellowship to one international book fair and was supported by two publishers. In 2019 thirteen publishers (all independent or university presses) will be working together to send a total of 20 booksellers to international book fairs in Italy, Germany, Mexico, South Korea, and India.

BWB will also in 2019 announce an international bookstore residency program and the rollout of an online resource hub for booksellers interested in improving the sales of international books at their stores.

There are always challenges in achieving success in ambitious programs like this. However with our network of publisher, bookstore, and industry partners, with an experienced and dedicated leadership team, with a solid year-to-year growth record, and with the aid of an expanding and enthusiastic base of backers on Kickstarter, BWB is well positioned to succeed in achieving its specific program objectives and also its general mission of supporting a more diverse literary landscape.

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    Support the Cause!

    If you’re a reader, a bookseller, or anyone who cares about the culture of reading and about international and diverse books being available in America, Bookselling Without Borders is your cause. The program needs your support and will repay you with eternal gratitude.

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    • The “I Read Therefore I Am” custom poster sent to you digitally.
    • Acknowledgement as a supporter on our website.
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    You and a Friend Can "Read This!"

    “Entertaining, informative, satisfying, and fun— everything books should be.” Former bookstore owner and current store manager— not to mention a BWB alum, class of 2018— Hans Weyandt and his bookseller cohorts offer under the radar recommendations in this wonderful book about books, published by Coffee House Press. You will receive two copies —one for you and one to share with a friend.

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    Postcards! Remember them?

    Get a real live postcard sent to you, wherever you are in the world, by four real live booksellers from one of the fabulous cities on the 2019 BWB itinerary. Signed with a personal message by Bookselling Without Borders fellows and sent from one of the cities on the 2019 itinerary. Delivery dates of postcards are throughout the year.

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    Freeman’s Magazine

    Get a copy of the most recent issue of Freeman’s Magazine, which has been praised as “ambitious…impressively diverse” (O Magazine), and “strikingly international” (Boston Globe). Now that’s our kind of magazine! Get a copy and support BWB while you’re at it.

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    Poster & Digital Sampler

    Get a taste of what’s new on the international book scene with the Europa Editions 2018-2019 digital sampler. Including meaty excerpts from the hottest titles coming from Europa through 2019. You’ll also get the “I Read Therefore I Am” poster sent to you digitally, acknowledgement on the BWB website, and our eternal gratitude.

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    The Selected Works of Samuel Beckett

    Take home this four-volume paperback box set that includes Samuel Beckett’s major works in prose, drama, poetry, and criticism, edited by Paul Auster. Thanks to Grove!
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    One-hour book-call with Riffraff

    Emma Ramadan or Tom Roberge from Riffraff (located in Providence, RI) will have a 60-minute call with you about your interests and personal book preferences, and then will develop a custom reading list of ten titles for you. For example: 10 books in translation; 10 writers of color; 10 women writers; 10 books of poetry or whatever else your interests might be.

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    Book-chat with Changing Hands

    Enjoy stimulating conversation about books with a bookseller from Changing Hands. Take advantage of a wonderful opportunity if you are a Phoenix resident to drink coffee or tea and chat with a professional book enthusiast about your favorite stories, what to read, or how to organize your home library. You’ll leave not only with loads of new reading recommendations but you’ll also get a tote bag and the opportunity to purchase up to 5 titles at staff prices.

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    "Borges & Ferrari: Conversations"

    A three-volume collection of conversations between two of the greatest literary minds of the 20th century. Published and offered to you by Seagull Books.
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    Signed Max Ritvo Broadside

    One of very few broadsides signed by the late Max Ritvo. Together with the signed broadside, you will receive a copy of “Four Reincarnations” (Ritvo’s first collection), two books published posthumously, “Letters from Max” (correspondence with Sarah Ruhl), and Ritvo’s final collection of poems, “The Final Voicemails,” edited by Louise Glück. Hailed as “a poet of uncommon grace, vision and originality” Ritvo and his writing continues to gain widespread admiration. From Milkweed Editions.

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    Seagull Tote + 8 Poetry Collections

    Comes with Books! ($200 value). Eight recently published poetry collections from Seagull Books in a specially designed, limited-edition tote bag.

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    The Last Interview Series

    Get the complete set of this legendary series from Melville House. The collection includes last interviews with notable figures like Kurt Vonnegut, Martin Luther King Jr., Nora Ephron, Ernest Hemingway, David Bowie, and many more.
    ($322 value)

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    “The Joan Tote” plus 7 Grove titles

    Tote your treasure trove of seven Grove Atlantic titles in the beloved Literary Hub Joan Didion Tote Bag. Titles include the acclaimed “The Sympathizer” by Viet Thanh Nguyen, “The New Inheritors” by Kent Wascom, “Freshwater” by Akwaeke Emezi, “Evolution” by Eileen Myles, “The Thief's Journal” by Jean Genet, “Convenience Store Woman” by Sayaka Murata, and “Sharp” by Michelle Dean.
    ($175 value)

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    Milkweed Instant Library and Tote Bag

    You won’t have to worry about late fees when you purchase your very own Instant Library from Milkweed. One copy of every 2018 title published by Milkweed, including new poetry collections such as “The Carrying,” by Ada Limón, “Feeld,” by Jos Charles, and “Virgin,” by Analicia Sotelo. Also included are the two highly anticipated books from the late Max Ritvo, “The Final Voicemails” and “Letters From Max.” A total of seventeen books and one tote bag are included in this wonderful reward.
    ($370 value)

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    Book Salon with Square Books: Oxford MS

    Have a Square Books bookseller moderate a salon-style discussion at your home, local bar, or wherever your book club meets, for you and up to 12 other participants.

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    Books Through Bars Donation

    Europa Editions will donate a box of books in your name, including dictionaries, test prep books, and other books from the BTB wish list, and a selection of novels and nonfiction from the Europa list. These books will be sent to incarcerated people throughout the US via the nonprofit collective NYC Books Through Bars. You will also be acknowledged as a super supporter on the BWB website. For all of you who choose this backer level, a special thanks!

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    Behind the Scenes @ Common Good Books

    Get a behind the scenes look at Common Good Books, an independent bookstore in Saint Paul, Minnesota. From ordering books to opening the boxes to arranging displays, you’ll learn how bookstores make finding the perfect book look effortless. This four-hour event will be part seminar, part work experience. Bring your questions and wear comfortable shoes.

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    Other Press Signed Manuscript

    From Other Press, signed manuscript pages of "Beyond All Reasonable Doubt," the new book by “Quicksand” author, Malin Persson Giolito.

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    Little Shop of Stories Summer Camp

    Give your children a summer they will never forget by signing them up for an adventure-filled week at Little Shop of Stories. The unique camps offered foster creativity and a love of learning, including Magic Tree House Camp and Camp Hogwarts. The camps are offered during June and July and run 9-4, Monday to Friday.
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    Any Online Catapult Writing Class

    Choose from Catapult’s wide array of exciting and popular online writing classes. Catapult’s online programs include affordable, day-job-friendly classes for emerging and established writers. Scheduling is flexible, as courses run all year.
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    Princeton Campus and Collections Tour

    Founded in 1746, Princeton University is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in the United States. Join Christie Henry, Director of Princeton University Press, for a walking tour of campus and some of its special collections. 90 minutes. For backer and 5 guests. Scheduling is flexible and can be arranged by mutual agreement any time between January and July 2019.

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    Agent & Director Meeting

    Agent Elise Capron from The Dijkstra Agency, agency to internationally bestselling authors Amy Tan and Lisa See, and also Warwick’s head buyer and director of events, Adrian Newell will meet with you for an hour during a mutually agreed upon time at Warwick’s Bookstore in La Jolla.

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    Inkwood Donation to a Local School

    Inkwood Books will make a donation in your name of fifteen books (winners of the Sunshine State Young Readers Award) to the media center or library of a Title One elementary or middle school of your choice. Sets are for third-fifth grade or sixth-eighth grade level readers. By donating these books you will help encourage reading in students and help improve their reading comprehension and confidence.

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    Cover Art: What Was Communism

    The stunning cover art by Sunandini Banerjee from this groundbreaking 7-volume series published by Seagull Books can be yours (collectively speaking, that is). 8.5 x 11 signed limited-edition digital prints.

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    Taste of New Mexico -- Casa Camino Real

    For two people. From Denise Chávez, author and owner of Casa Camino Real Bookstore and her husband photographer, Daniel Zolinsky: a gift basket of books by prominent New Mexico authors, including first and out of print editions; an afternoon gathering with authors and area activists to discuss the arts, books, and social issues — with Mexican coffee and pastry. Concludes with a Red Enchilada dinner.
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    Other Press Instant Library

    Get every beautifully published title by Other Press in 2018! Be the envy of your friends and neighbors when you purchase the Other Press Instant Library, a total of 28 books. Historical drama “A Very English Scandal,” by John Preston, which has been adapted into a TV series starring Hugh Grant; Swedish crime novel “Quicksand,” by Malin Persson Giolito, now in paperback; the true historical fiction love story “Never Anyone But You,” by Rupert Thomson; and so much more, could all be yours!
    ($563 value)

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    Walking Tour of Harlem & Guidebook

    Karen Taborn, author of “Walking Harlem” (Rutgers University Press) will take you and a group of up to 9 friends for a 90-minute walking tour of this storied neighborhood. Includes a guidebook for each person who joins the tour, coffee, and conversation at the Schomburg Center.

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    Tour of the Boston Athenaeum

    Founded in 1807, the Boston Athenaeum is one of America’s oldest, most beautiful, and most active independent libraries and cultural institutions in the country. (Psst, the Athenaeum also has a book bound in human skin in its collection). Highlights include: George Washington's Private Library, The Knox Collection. A walk through of an exhibition is included, pending exhibition dates. 90-minute tour for you and up to 9 friends or colleagues.

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    Tuition: Seagull School of Publishing

    The Seagull School of Publishing, Calcutta, offers a 3-month (January – March) professional course in publishing, with a specialization in editing, run entirely by practicing publishers, editors and designers who are passionate about the craft of publishing. It is one of the best ways for aspiring editors and book professionals to enter the industry. This reward covers tuition only for any future year to be scheduled by mutual agreement with Seagull Books.
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    Princeton Instant Library

    Princeton University Press is one of the most vibrant and illustrious academic presses in the country, but it is also an essential publisher for the general reader. Receive one copy of each 2018 trade title published by Princeton University Press. This includes a whopping eighty-two titles of literature, poetry, criticism and nonfiction on subjects as diverse as the melting of Arctic ice, to revolutionizing the American school system, to a novel Jane Austen wrote at just twelve years old. This fantastic collection has it all.

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    Join us in November '19 in Guadalajara

    Join the four BWB fellows – professional booksellers from across the country -- at Central and South America’s largest book and cultural fair. 5 days and 4 nights of books, music, art, cinema, and theater. Includes accommodation for 4 nights, entry pass, your inclusion in all of the activities, meetings, receptions, and dinners on the BWB itinerary, and professional staff that will handle most of the logistics of your trip and accompany you while there. Does not include flight. Reward open to booksellers, buyers, bookstore managers and owners only.

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    The Ultimate Instant Library

    Every title published in 2018 by the following partner publishers and delivered to your doorstep: Catapult, Graywolf, Other Press, Milkweed, Rutgers University Press, Seagull Press, Europa Editions. We’re talking over 300 titles published by the best indie publishers and university presses in the land.
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    Book-chat with Square Books

    A 30 minute book-chat over coffee or tea with a Square Books representative, talking about any book-related topic the backer is interested in. Take advantage of a wonderful opportunity if you are visiting Oxford, Mississippi to leave not only with lots of new reading recommendations but also get a tote bag and the opportunity to purchase up to 5 titles at staff prices (some exclusions may apply).
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    6 Rediscovered Classics

    Lost, banned, or suppressed after their first publication, these six rediscovered classics prove that the best literature always endures: For Two Thousand Years; Madonna in a Fur Coat; Climates; The Artificial Silk Girl; Stalemate; Villa Triste
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    $50 in books for only $35

    For your pledge you will receive books from Papercuts J.P. that total up to $50 in value.

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    The Chicago Manual of Style

    Get the seventeenth edition of the gold standard in usage and grammar guides from the University of Chicago Press. Endless fun and edification for all. Oh, yeah, and it’s indispensable to anyone who deals with the written word.
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    Prize-winning Fiction from Europa

    Not only do we think these books are first-class – the judges do too! Adorn your bookshelf with these four award-winning titles from Europa Editions. Includes:
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    'The Natural Way of Things' – Charlotte Wood
    'Pure' – Alex Miller
    'The Distant Marvels' – Chantel Acevedo

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    Skype with Princeton Univ Press Editor

    You will consult with the Princeton University Press Director’s office to choose an editor to have a 30 minute Skype session about a PUP title of interest to the backer.
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    7 Books on Mindfulness + Shambhala Tote

    Seven specially chosen Shambhala titles in a publisher tote: Mindfulness on the Go Cards; The Pocket Dalai Lama; Let the Whole Thundering World Come Home; When Things Fall Apart; The Happiness Trap; Himalaya; Everyday Ayurveda Cooking for a Calm, Clear Mind. Plus acknowledgment on the BWB website.
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    The Core Teachings of the Dalai Lama

    This series from Shambhala Publications presents the essential teachings of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. A 4-volume set that will convince you that, yes, we can transform our minds, freeing ourselves from the weight of our negative emotions and imbuing our hearts with a compassion rooted in the wisdom of how connected we really are. Not bad for 45 bucks!
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    Catapult Publishing Boot Camp

    Three-hour session at Catapult’s headquarters that will explain the process of getting an agent and selling your book. Addresses querying, what goes in to a proposal, and what to look for in an agent. For both fiction and nonfiction writers. ($75 value)

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    The Chicago Manual of Style

    Get the seventeenth edition of the gold standard in usage and grammar guides from the University of Chicago Press. Endless fun and edification for all. Oh, yeah, and it’s indispensable to anyone who deals with the written word.
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    Tom Stoppard Plays

    The essential plays from the award-winning playwright, Tom Stoppard. These eight books comprise some of the writer's most well-known dramatic writing, from Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead to Arcadia – as well as some lesser-known works. Re-released in a new format with updated covers and new material. The perfect addition to any literary library. ($100 value)

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    Neapolitan Novel Box Set

    A beautifully produced gift box set of Elena Ferrante’s best-selling and critically acclaimed quartet! A great gift for both types of people in the world: Ferrante fans and future Ferrante fans.
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    Eight poetry collections from Milkweed

    Prize-winning poetry published by Milkweed Editions. Eight collections of poems, in a tote bag. Includes: Virgin, feeld, Cold Pastoral, Bright Dead Things, Sea Summit, I Know Your Kind, Tula, and Sycamore.

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    Complete set of Writers on Writers

    Writers on Writers is a series of seven brief, personal, and creative books in which leading contemporary writers take the measure of other important writers (past or present) who have inspired, influenced, fascinated, or troubled them in significant ways. These books illuminate the complex and sometimes fraught relationships between writers, while also revealing the close ties between creative and critical writing. These include: Colm Toibin’s On Elizabeth Bishop; Michael Dirda’s On Arthur Conan Doyle; and Notes on Sontag by Phillip Lopate. From Princeton University Press.
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    Book-chat with Left Bank Books

    One-on-one appointment with Left Bank bookseller Shane “The Book Whisperer” Mullen of St. Louis, MO! Get this one-on-one bookselling session with Shane and you will leave with personalized recommendations and 20% off all recommended books. This appointment can be over the phone, via email, or in person, and these recommendations can be for anyone: you, a friend, a family member, or for any gift-giving occasion!

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    Book Chat with Busboys and Poets

    Wish you had a better home library? Look no further! A one-hour “book-chat” over coffee or tea with a DC Busboys and Poets bookseller will do the trick. You and one guest can talk books and get tips on organizing your dream library. You’ll leave not only with loads of new reading recommendations but you’ll also get a tote bag and the opportunity to purchase up to 5 titles at staff prices.
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    3 Important Graphic Design Books

    Three well known and respected books on graphic design from critic, educator, and prolific author Steven Heller. Two with renowned designer Louise Fili: Slab Serif Type and Shadow Type; and one with co-chair of SVA MFA Design LIta Talarico: Freehand - New Typography Sketchbooks. One copy of each of three books. Each signed by the authors.

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    $100 in Inkwood books for only $60

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    $100 in Shambhala books for only $60

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