Critical Linking: April 2nd, 2014

 

Whilst customers say odd things sometimes, children say the best things: sometimes heart-warming, sometimes hilariously bizarre, because their imaginations are rather excellent. Here are some of the things that have been said to me by children in our bookshop.

I think the one about why you can’t get to Narnia through certain wardrobes is my favorite, but these are all great.

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Audiobook sales are on the rise. From 2008-2013, revenue for the audiobooks is estimated to have grown at an annualized rate of 12 percent to $1.6 billion, according to a new report from IBISWorld.

Audiobooks continue to be a bright spot in publishing. And it looks like it’s going to get even brighter.

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Three five-day sessions of Camp Divergent, created by Naperville, Ill.-based Anderson’s Bookshops, will be held at the nearby Naper Settlement museum village in June, July, and August. Tweens and teens will engage in activities inspired by the novels’ five personality-based factions.

Clearly, no one in the pitch meeting was a Candor.

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