Tag Archives: Fred Meyer

‘Get Caught’ Goes Grassroots

When First Lady Laura Bush kicks off the 2nd National Book Festival on Saturday, October 12, on the Capitol’s West Lawn, she’ll be lending the White House imprimatur to the cause of reading in more ways than one. Besides bringing the likes of Ha Jin, Dava Sobel, Jules Feiffer, and Billy Collins, among some 70…Continue Reading

Rack ‘Em Up

Publishers Scrimmage Amid Dwindling Mass Market Suppliers The idiom of mass market book sales pops with so much merchandisers’ slang you could almost mistake it for a new extreme sport. You got your “lane blockers,” your “waterfalls,” your “power wings” and “gravity sleeves.” There are “clip strips” dangling product ready-to-hand, and “candyless checkouts” cheered by…Continue Reading