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News and views from the proprietress of Pyewacket Books. Dig.

"But why does it cost so much?" or, Selling Books to People Outside the Warm Womb of Book Fairs

This weekend I had the distinct pleasure of selling books in the Regency Ballroom as part of San Francisco’s annual Edwardian Ball. The things I saw! Vintage ball gowns, TONS of things that light up and whir, and at least one person walking around with a live chicken perched on their shoulder. As far as places I have tabled, it was definitely the most visually interesting. It was certainly a marked departure from rare book fairs, where I have as yet to converse with anyone sporting a glitter beard and assless chaps…

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Book FairsBryn Hoffman
Pyewacket Books featured in the Paris Review

Along with a cadre of other rad book women, PB was recently featured in the Paris Review in an article by Diane Mehta. I got to talk about women in books and a feminist approach to bookselling. It was a total honor to be included in this company. I hope you’ll take a peek.

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Bryn Hoffman