Meet a Publicist: Kathleen Peacock

As a book reviewer, I deal with the publicity manger (or publicist), who then sends me titles to review. Kathleen Peacock is one I have dealt with many times in the past year. She works for Goose Lane Editions (GLE) and I thought it would be interesting to interview her so as to better understand the role of a publicist in a large publishing firm. Let's meet Kathleen.

Autistic Resources Miramichi’s Book Nook

Note: Check out the new Book Nook location at 1 Allen St. Douglastown (behind Northumberland Square Mall, formerly Sky-Tech and T&R Sports).

I was on the Chatham side of the Miramichi River today looking for places that sell books due to the fact that we no longer have a dedicated book seller here in Miramichi since the Books Inn fire over two years ago. The ARM (Autistic Resources Miramichi) Book Nook was a place I had heard about since it opened last June; I really don’t know why it took me so long to get there, I drive by Chatham almost every day on my way to and from work.… Continue reading

A Great Independent Bookstore in Maine, USA

We are vacationing in Rangeley Maine for the second time in four years. In the town of Rangeley there is a great independent bookstore called “Books, Lines and Thinkers” which I had visited on a previous trip here. The owner, Wess Connally introduced me to the essays of E.B. White (the author of Charlotte’s Web) which my wife and I enjoyed reading.

On this trip, I was anxious to get back to the store; this time I was looking for a book on Maine history, something similar to the book I recently read regarding the history of New Brunswick.… Continue reading