Friday, September 19, 2008

Poisoned Pen Pair at the Library of Congress

The Poisoned Pen in Scottsdale, Arizona, is my absolute favorite bookstore, so I was happy to see that the owners, Barbara Peters and Robert Rosenwald, will be speaking at the Library of Congress next month. They will be the featured speakers at the Library of Congress at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, October 7, at an event that is part of the Books & Beyond author series sponsored by the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress. The evening's program, entitled "Books--Before and Beyond: Publishing in the 21st Century," is co-sponsored by the Center and the Mystery Writers of America.

Peters and Rosenwald will address how book and print technology has developed; how electronic manuscript submissions, e-books, digital ink and wireless reading devices have affected the industry; digital rights management; the interplay of Web and print media; video trailers for books; the popularity of graphic novels and gaming based on books.

Peters and Rosenwald founded the Poisoned Pen Bookstore in 1989. In 1997, they started Poisoned Pen Press, which has more than 600 titles in print and has published more than 100 authors. Peters is editor of the press; Rosenwald is publisher.

Thanks to Shelf Awareness for this bit of news!


  1. Wow, The Poisoned Pen is your favorite bookstore? I would have never guessed.

    *wondering what happened to the handtruck*



  2. Didn't I tell ya? Denis bought one of those collapsible ones. Comes in real handy! LOL


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