Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Defining Booksellers

Michael Lieberman has released Part I of Book Patrol's Bookseller Manifesto for the 21st Century, comprising new definitions for various types of bookseller: "Of course, on the most basic level, one who sells books is a bookseller. Unfortunately, the bookselling landscape has been so radically altered that the term bookseller has become void of any significant or specific meaning." Check out his new lexicon, and offer your comments if you're so inclined. Part II of the Manifesto, he says, will "deal with the fractured world of bookselling and offer some concrete ways booksellers can unite and succeed."