Vivienne Woodward

Vivienne Woodward lives in Philly and works as the events coordinator for an indie bookstore. She can often be found drinking too much coffee in the sunny spot on her couch and over-identifying with fictional characters. She enjoys collecting hobbies, dancing to radio pop, and rearranging the book stacks on her side tables.

Texts From Last Night: Reading Edition

So I stayed in to read last night...things got wild.

Thriller Pitches for the 21st Century

Beach season is coming and you’ll want to stock up on this new crop of thrillers for the 21st century. Modern nightmares await.

Welcome to The Westminster Book Show

Welcome, ladies and gentlemen, to the 43rd annual Westminster Book Show! I’m Dorothy and I will be your host for the duration of the program.

What The Kids Are Into: A Conversation with a High School English Teacher

Book Blurbs That Did Not Make the Jacket

"A literary tour de force that is literary and forceful." When it came time to design the book jacket, these blurbs did not make the cut.

Should I Use A Bookmark? A Narrative Review

I have experimented with several types of bookmark, to little or no avail. This lack of availment has led to me to consider: should I even use a bookmark?

What Will Save Indie Bookstores Next?

You are an indie bookstore and you don’t think you are dying? Ha! Rest your pretty head and wait for whatever intervention will save indie bookstores next.

Book-Related Startups That Could Definitely Work

A list of innovative book-related startups that could definitely capture the public's attention. Venture capitalists welcome.

Dear Bookseller: Do You Think My Niece Would Like This Book?

Dear Bookseller, one time my niece mentioned petting a pony at a zoo. So do you think this aligns with her interests and reading ability?

How To Steer Any Conversation Towards Books This Holiday Season

The holidays can be stressful. Follow these guidelines to preempt any taboo topics and steer any conversation towards books instead.