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20434
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Rev. Mason Locke Weems is an interesting historical individual best known for his colorful biography of George Washington. He traveled the state selling books, specifically religious texts and his own book Life of Washington. The author traces Weems' movements through the state and the citizens reactions through newspaper articles, letters addressed to Weems, and diary entries of North Carolinians who encountered this character.
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20568
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Subscription books are loosely defined as a market selling publications to individual buyers. The author looks at the long history of such publications before focusing more specifically on North Carolinians subscribing between 1733 and 1850 at the height of popularity for press subscriptions. Included are comprehensives lists both for books purchased by the state's citizens and those citizen's whom were subscribers.
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27626
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Independent booksellers in the Triangle are moving to take back the local marketplace. Several independent bookstores have opened this year and some claim to be doing better than ever. Sharing space with other businesses, making the store a community center, and bringing in local and nationally known authors has helped booksellers thrive. The owners of Triangle area booksellers So & So Books, Letters, Quail Ridge Books & Music, The Regulator Bookshop, and Flyleaf Books all discuss their current state and successes.
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22536
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Brendan Sherar is the developer of Biblio.com, an Asheville-based online marketplace for books. Now the third-largest company of its kind, the website sells and buys used, rare, out of print, and text books.