Benedetta Cibrario scrittrice italiana nata a Firenze, ha vissuto in diverse città italiane, prima di arrivare, con la famiglia, in Piemonte. Si è laureata in Storia e Critica del Cinema con Gianni Rondolino, con una tesi su Michael Powell e Emeric Pressburger. Sposata, con quattro figli, per esigenze familiari e professionali ha iniziato a dividersi ripetutamente tra l’Italia e l’Inghilterra. Gli anni delle trasferte all’estero sono stati determinanti per Benedetta Cibrario, che ha iniziato a raccogliere materiale per un romanzo incentrato sul tema del rapporto tra individuo e storia, mettendo a fuoco non soltanto temi che torneranno nei romanzi seguenti ma anche sperimentando tecniche di scrittura più o meno esplicitamente suggerite dagli anni di studi cinematografici. Esordisce nel 2007 con un romanzo pubblicato da Feltrinelli, Rossovermiglio, che l’anno seguente si aggiudica il Premio Campiello e viene pubblicato in diversi paesi europei. Nel 2009, invece, esce Sotto i cieli noncuranti (Feltrinelli), premiato con il Premio Rapallo Carige 2010. Negli anni successivi seguono il romanzo breve Lo scarnuso (Feltrinelli, 2011) e Il rumore del mondo (Mondadori, 2018). Benedetta Cibrario, autrice impareggiabile nel raccontare epoche e personaggi, ha scritto il suo più recente grande romanzo, "Sotto cieli noncuranti", in cui la forza di una giovane donna e di un'epoca gloriosa e affacciata positivamente sul futuro trovano il loro equilibrio. Un libro pieno di storia, di bellissimi personaggi a tutto tondo e di una gioventù impegnata a cambiare il mondo. Come ci ha detto l'autrice, un romanzo che è "una macchina del tempo che azzera le distanze". In questo romanzo (“storico”, come si diceva) in cui non mancano precisi riferimenti ad avvenimenti, luoghi e personalità che abbiamo studiato sui libri di scuola, quello che colpisce è il bisogno dell’Autrice di rendere verosimili non solo nei modi, usi e costumi tutti gli innumerevoli personaggi del libro, ma il volerlo fare in maniera certosina anche nella scelta dei nomi, talvolta a lei suggeriti da lapidi, o da giornali e cronache del tempo, e dunque appartenuti a persone realmente esistite, che tuttavia Benedetta Cibrario trasforma in altro da sé, come fa con la protagonista, Anne Bacon: personalmente, trovo che questo omaggio a dimenticate persone di un lontano passato, il volerle riportare alla vita sia pure solo nella finzione narrativa, sia un gesto di commovente finezza. "Per ogni parola perduta", è il suo ultimo romanzo pubblicato nel 2022. Una straordinaria storia personale di oggi incentrata sul restauro di una mongolfiera, un evento storico molto ben documentato tra Francia, Italia e mercati dell'arte. È così completo, così ben arrotondato, così profondo ma leggero che non riesci proprio a smettere di leggerlo. L’Autrice è ben consapevole che le circa 750 pagine del romanzo impongono al lettore, anche al più veloce e disciplinato, una tempistica severa, ma ha voluto ugualmente correre il rischio di risultare anomala pubblicando un libro “lungo”: la verità è che al Lettore, alla fine, rimane la voglia di sapere ancora, e ancora, e ancora che cosa succederà e credo sia anche questa una virtù, non certo scontata, del libro. Infine, non manca la morale della favola, alla quale il Lettore arriva spontaneamente, per logica deduzione, senza forzature di tipo alcuno: “Dove c’è emancipazione femminile, c’è anche l’emancipazione di un Paese”. Benedetta Cibrario, Italian writer born in Florence, lived in various Italian cities before arriving in Piedmont with her family. She graduated in Cinema History and Criticism with Gianni Rondolino, with a thesis on Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger. She is married, with four children, managing family and work she has begun to divide herself repeatedly between Italy and England. The years of travel abroad were crucial for Benedetta Cibrario, who began to collect material for a novel focused on the theme of the relationship between the individual and history, not only focusing on themes that will return in the following novels but also experimenting with writing techniques more or less explicitly suggested by the years of film studies. She made her debut in 2007 with a novel published by Feltrinelli, Rossovermiglio, which the following year won the Campiello Prize and was published in various European countries. In 2009, however, Under the nonchalant skies (Feltrinelli) was released, awarded the Rapallo Carige Prize 2010. In the following years, the short novel Lo scarnuso (Feltrinelli, 2011) and Il rumore del mondo (Mondadori, 2018) followed. Benedetta Cibrario, incomparable author in recounting eras and characters, wrote her most recent great novel, "Under careless skies", in which the strength of a young woman and a glorious era looking positively on the future find their balance. A book full of history, beautiful all-round characters and a youth committed to changing the world. As the author told us, a novel that is "a time machine that resets distances". In this novel ("historical", as we said) in which there is no lack of precise references to events, places and personalities that we have studied in school books, what is striking is the author's need to make it plausible not only in the ways, uses and customs of all the innumerable characters in the book, but the desire to do it painstakingly also in the choice of names, sometimes suggested to her by tombstones, or by newspapers and chronicles of the time, and therefore belonged to real people, who nevertheless Benedetta Cibrario transforms in another of itself, as it does with the protagonist, Anne Bacon: personally, I find that this homage to forgotten people from a distant past, the desire to bring them back to life, even if only in narrative fiction, is a gesture of moving finesse. "Per ogni parola perduta", is her last published novel in 2022. An amazing personal nowadays story intratuaned around the restoration of a hot air balloon, an historical event very well documented between France, Italy and the art markets. It's so complete, so well rounded, so deep yet light that you just can't stop reading it. The author is well aware that the approximately 750 pages of the novel impose strict deadlines on the reader, even the fastest and most disciplined one, but she still wanted to run the risk of appearing anomalous by publishing a "long" book: the truth is that at the In the end, the reader is left with the desire to know again, and again, and again what will happen and I think this is also a virtue, certainly not taken for granted, of the book. Finally, there is the moral of the story, to which the reader arrives spontaneously, by logical deduction, without forcing of any kind: "Where there is female emancipation, there is also the emancipation of a country".
655 pages, 9 itineraries, an endless discovery. Half guide and half novel, Impossible Langhe tells a territory made up of contrasts and epic stories, populated by great little heroes of everyday life as well as incredible visionaries. Among its pages you can find true stories, lived stories, sad stories, beautiful stories, stories of resistance, stories of women and men of these hills. Stories that seem impossible to coexist within so few kilometres. All stories of Langa. 655 pagine, 9 itinerari, una scoperta senza fine. Per metà guida e per metà romanzo, Impossible Langhe racconta un territorio fatto di contrasti e storie epiche, popolato da piccoli grandi eroi della quotidianità oltre che da incredibili visionari. Tra le sue pagine si possono trovare storie vere, storie vissute, storie tristi, storie belle, storie di resistenza, storie di donne e uomini di queste colline. Storie che sembrano impossibili da convivere in così pochi chilometri. Tutte le storie di Langa.
We're all striving for success in our own worlds and in our own way, but what does it take to be truly successful together? SkyeTeam is a woman-owned, international, leadership development company. They focus on building sustainable and successful organizations through the development of the people within the organization. The SkyeTeam is a unique group of seasoned professionals who have dedicated their careers to leadership development and human resources. They understand the challenges that companies face and will partner with you to identify and implement solutions that deliver real results. With an understanding that one size does not fit all, they create programs around your company's language and culture, resulting in the right recipe for success. We take the time to get to know you and your strategic business goals in order to develop and recommend action-oriented solutions that are effective today and well into the future. We will give your leaders the courage to lead and your employees the confidence to deliver. A trio of best friends and co-workers at SkyeTeam, Morag, Eric, and Ruby didn't just write a book on better relationships at work, they've lived it… together. They’ve been practicing the principles laid out in You, Me, We for more than a decade. They've built a successful global consulting firm together, gone off-roading together, vacationed together, and eaten their weight in bacon together. They’ve shared tears, laughter (a LOT of it), and the joy of creating a ton of magic for themselves and their clients. Most importantly, they've been allies to each other, looking up, showing up, and stepping up during every professional and personal crisis they've experienced. Together, they can say with certainty that life really is #bettertogether. You, Me, We is a book for leaders who want to improve―at leading, yes, but also at their lives. How so? By building deep, long-lasting relationships that set everybody up for success. One of the most important indicators of individual, team, and organizational success is the presence of an Ally Mindset. The trio believes that when we have best friends at work―people who are with us in good times and bad and who help ensure we make it through together―we thrive. When we don’t, we flail and eventually crash and burn, leaving only a smoking hulk of debris behind as evidence that we were ever even here. You, Me, We shares valuable lessons on the five aspects of an Ally Mindset, so you can not only be a better friend at work, but also experience greater happiness, collaboration, and business outcomes. You, Me, We provides a powerful framework for making intentional decisions about how we connect. Follow this recipe and your work-life (and the work-lives of those around you) will change in a big way. They believe the world needs more leaders who can build deep, long-lasting relationships that equip everyone to succeed. They would love your support if you do, too! (of course, you do - you’re amazing!) They will also give you assets and ideas (and some extra goodies). Provide them with a review of your purchased copy and whatever other support you can as they launch You, Me, We in October 2022. Join Morag Barrett, Eric Spencer, and Ruby Vesely for three interactive conversations that explore their research and share the steps you can take to accelerate your success and ensure we are all better together! SkyeTeam makes Leadership fun again! Better Relationships. Better Results.
Kalenga Augustine (K.A.) Mulenga loves writing children’s books! His mission is to write books that have an important life lesson in an easy yet fun way, thus giving parents a helping hand in teaching and nurturing their children. With colourful illustrations and a wide range of different and diverse characters, ranging from Whales to Leopards. Kalenga aims to inspire readers to do the right thing. Kalenga lives in Johannesburg, South Africa, with his wife, his 2 daughters, his son and his 4 dogs (2 Labradors and 2 Maltese Crosses). He loves reading, and is an avid soccer fan. Writing runs in his blood, as his late father was a journalist and the first black editor of the Zambia Daily Mail, and his late brother was a poet. Kalenga started writing when he was still in the 3rd Grade. His stories won a few competitions at his school, and winning made him a voracious reader. Reading just urged him to write more! Fast-forward to 2020 and after an inspirational "a-ha" moment, he started writing again and to date has written 21 children's picture books, has a middle-grade novel in the works, and a memoir waiting to be published. Kalenga’s mission is to create stories which inspire and teach children important life lessons. He also wants to help parents to teach their children important life lessons. He wants his books to bring families and people together, for adults (teachers, parents, etc.) to enjoy the stories while reading to the children. For the children that can read on their own, to share his stories with their friends. He also wants to share his work, not just in South Africa, but all over the world, and would love for his stories to be translated into different languages, so that not only the English-speaking countries can enjoy and benefit from them, but the children of the world. He would like his books to help children with phonics and to get them in as many speech therapy practices as possible. Finally, his mission is to make children happy, seeing the children enjoying his books is the greatest achievement of all! Kalenga’s dream is to create an animated series based on the books, and though without a specific plan on how to do so at this stage, he is determined to make it happen!
Book Depository is a leading international book retailer with a unique offer – over 20 million books and free delivery worldwide (with no minimum spend). We ship thousands of books every day from our fulfilment centres in Gloucester, United Kingdom, and Melbourne, Australia, to more than 130 countries across the world – displaying prices in 37 different local currencies. Our vision is to provide “All Books Available to All” by improving selection, access and affordability of books. Book Depository was acquired by Amazon in 2011, and since then we have worked together to ensure the best possible experience for all our customers worldwide. By working with Amazon, we have improved our customer service and delivery, and increased our selection of books to more than 20 million, so not only will you find a great read, but we hope you'll find your experience with us is even better. We still have a dedicated team at Book Depository working to maintain the personal experience that we know our customers love. All of us, from Customer Service right through to Marketing and Finance are very passionate about books. We love making recommendations for titles and sharing the books we've loved with you, and we don't plan on changing that any time soon. As a bookseller, we believe that providing access to the written word is important, including content that may be considered objectionable. We carefully consider the types of content we make available in our stores and review our approach regularly, listening to feedback and investigating concerns from our customers. We reserve the right to remove content from sale if we determine it creates a poor customer experience. Vendors are responsible for adhering to our content guidelines. We invest significant time and resources to enforce these guidelines. We'll remove content that does not adhere to these guidelines and promptly investigate any book when notified of potential noncompliance. If we remove a title, we let the Vendor know, and they can appeal our decision.
From humble beginnings, Blackwell has built a worldwide reputation for unrivalled customer service, specialist knowledge and a passion for book selling. We continue to be a fiercely independent family-owned, values led business, where putting our customers first is at the very heart of what we do. The first bookshop opened by a member of the Blackwell family was in Oxford but was actually in 1846. We take the year of 1879 as our founding since it was on January 1st of that year that our bookshop on Broad Street, Oxford first opened its doors, and we have been trading continuously from there ever since. 1879 was the year that Thomas Edison created the first lightbulb, Broad Street was cobbled and, no doubt, filled with the sound of hooves clipping along it. Since then, we have grown to become more than just one bookshop, with a chain of 30 bookshops serving not only individual customers but also a host of libraries, universities, businesses and government departments. We employ over 500 staff across the country. The Oxford bookshop itself has grown; sideways, upwards and, most notably, underground. The Norrington Room was opened over fifty years ago and for many years was proudly listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the single largest room in the world selling books. The shop has garnered mentions in numerous books, employed booksellers who have gone on to be award-winning authors, featured in a variety of films, and been a haven for the bookish from all parts of the globe. Constructed under the supervision of Julian Blackwell in 1966, our vast basement is the academic heart of Blackwell's Bookshop. Named after Sir Arthur Norrington, then President of Trinity College, it is quite simply one of the world's greatest rooms of books and is an essential place to see if you are visiting Oxford. It was then the world's largest single display of books in one room, with 160,000 volumes on two-and-a-half miles of shelving. In 1995, Blackwell's became one of the first retailers to go online. We launched our website, as part of 'Barclay Square' – an online shopping mall – where you could virtually visit Blackwell's and other large retailers. This article stated that 'Credit card details can be used in these systems and shielded from cyber-space highwaymen.' In 1995, blackwell.co.uk became the first transactional online bookstore in the UK, giving people across the world access to over 150,000 titles. Our mission is to become the world’s most trusted bookseller and to change lives through reading and books.
Booktopia is Australia's largest bookstore, with over 150,000 items in stock, ready to ship, and access to over 6,000,000 titles. We ship books, ebooks, DVDs, stationery, ereaders, and audiobooks to every corner of Australia and New Zealand from our 27,500 sq. metre headquarters and Distribution Centres in Lidcombe, Sydney. In late 2020, we were listed on the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX:BKG). We've always been an online-only store and do not have any physical stores. We've come a long way since 2004, when brothers Tony and Simon Nash, and their brother-in-law Steve Traurig started to sell books as a side project, on a budget of just $10 per day, working from 9pm to 2am most nights. It was a side hustle that quickly started growing. In 2006, we operated in 500sqm in Artarmon, by 2009 we had expanded to 2,000sqm in Lane Cove Industrial Park, adding another 2,000sqm in 2011. In 2014, we grew to 10,000sqm in our current Headquarters and Distribution Centre in Lidcombe, where we expanded to take up 14,000sqm. Now, we have added another distribution centre in Enfield, bringing our current total space to 27,500sqm. Our website has always been the heart of our business, and it has grown and developed over the years into a highly-awarded and well-regarded ecommerce business in the Australian corporate landscape. In addition to making it as easy as possible for Australians to discover and buy books, a blog was also incorporated into the site - it is now one of the most read book blogs in the country. In addition to this, we have a series of podcasts and video interviews with authors on our social media pages. Tony and Steve are still involved in Booktopia, and they've now been joined by over 210 staff members. We are now listed on the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX:BKG), and are continuing to invest in expanding our operations, so that we can deliver even more books to customers in every corner of Australia and New Zealand. We have also launched our own distribution arm, Booktopia Publisher Services (BPS). Other retailers can now benefit from the growing number of books we distribute, and access trade discounts. In early 2020, we acquired the ecommerce arm of The Co-op Bookshop, after they went into voluntary administration. We kept their commitment to serving the needs of Australia's students and universities and have worked tirelessly to be the primary destination for textbooks in Australia. In order to meet Australians where they read at all times, we partnered with Rakuten Kobo to bring e-books and audiobooks to Australian readers, through our bespoke Booktopia by Rakuten Kobo app. And because we're just that passionate about books, we've also launched our own publishing imprint, Booktopia Editions, discovering, acquiring and publishing great books for Australian readers. As Booktopians, we pride ourselves on our passionate advocacy and support for Australian books, authors and publishing. Our staff are customer-focused (we like to say ‘customer obsessed') and empowered to grow our site and operations in creative and innovative ways. We spent over 16 years as a family-run business, and it's still something that is part of our DNA. We recognise the importance of work/life balance and are supportive of our diverse workforce. We're staffed by experts in buying, selling, shipping (and reading) books, and work tirelessly to ensure we have the best range on hand, and can find anything our customers want - from an obscure legal textbook for a university course, to the latest blockbuster for your book club. Being book lovers, we're always thrilled to meet new and established authors, who regularly visit our headquarters to sign books and create content with us. We know that there is always more to learn, more to do, and new ways we can grow. We will never rest on our laurels and will continue to do everything we can to be Australia's local bookstore. We are passionate about providing excellent customer service, from having a huge range of in-stock items and fast delivery, to having friendly and knowledgeable customer service representatives ready to help in our Sydney call centre, via live chat, emails and social media. We are extremely proud of our reputation among customers.
Doing good is at the heart of Better World Books, with their customers making it all possible. The founders believed that something should be done to rescue discarded books and help the planet a bit in the process, thus, set about partnering with librarians all across the country. Not only could they rescue books from landfills, they could also sell those books and raise money for the libraries themselves. Environmental and social impact all in the same story. Here are some of the ways customers enable Better World Books to make a difference one book at a time. It’s simple: Every time you purchase a book from BetterWorldBooks.com, they donate a book to someone in need. The books they donate go through hundreds of non-profit organizations – you can see them on their Impact Map. In particular, Books for Africa and Feed the Children partner with them to take large numbers of donated books and get them to people who need them. Books donated as of June 2018: 26 million. Better World Books brings new life to used books ensuring each book continues to make an impact. As part of their commitment to environmental sustainability, they never, ever throw away a book. Any book they cannot find a proper home for is recycled. They have re-used or recycled over 300 million books. They have reclaimed more than 900,000 pounds of metal shelving from libraries across the United States. Every order at BetterWorldBooks.com has the option to be shipped carbon balanced for just a few cents extra. So far, they have reached 87,000 tons of carbon offsets on BetterWorldBooks.com shipping. They firmly believe in the power of knowledge. Their goal is to help those who supply it and share it with those who crave it. Which is why every action they take, and every book purchase you make helps fund it. To date, they have raised millions of dollars for literacy, saved millions of books from landfills, created jobs for hundreds of people, and provided wonderful books to millions of readers worldwide. The rest of the story is still being written, and they invite you to join them on their journey. It’s only going to get better!
Located in London, Ontario, Attic Books is one of Canada's largest bookstores, making it a tourist destination. With a large and diverse stock of antique books, maps and prints, our shop appeals to a wide range of customers. We have been in business since 1976. Our services include appraisals, purchases, consultations and assistance with general care of books and paper collectibles. Proprietor Marvin Post is a member of the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB) and the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of Canada (ABAC). In 1976, Marvin Post opened his shop at 428 Richmond St., London, Ontario, on the third floor. His little bookstore fulfilled a personal dream, to be his own boss and indulge his love of beautiful books. Many loyal customers were made in those first few years, as Londoners began to discover the growing little bookstore hidden away in the Attic. One year later, Marvin moved his shop to 388 Clarence St., a few blocks away. Attic Books became a regular stop for downtown shoppers. However, in 1987, the Galleria Mall (now known as Citi Plaza) was about to be built, and the wrecking ball was set to destroy the building that Marvin occupied. So, he packed up his shop and moved to Parkhill, Ontario, where many of his regular customers drove out to see him. In 1996, the Mayor of London persuaded Marvin to reconsider downtown, so he purchased the property at 240 Dundas St. and moved the business back. Doing his own renovation work, Marvin refinished the floors, which were hidden by a grey nubby surface of indeterminate origin. The now revealed hardwood floors make our store as memorable as the ornate tin ceiling. The basement was opened up a few years later for discount books, and later the second floor opened, allowing us to expand the sections for more books to browse through.
ThriftBooks started in 2003 with a pick-up truck of used books stashed in a storage unit, listing books solely on Amazon.com. Our first book sold was the beloved children's classic, Charlotte's Web by E.B. White. Over the years, we've added regional processing centers across the country and hundreds of employees. Throughout this time, we also built our processes to purchase, grade, and distribute used and rare/collectible books. Today, we are the world's largest online independent used bookseller, operating with state-of-the-art automation and advanced analytics in a safety-first environment. Our primary customer web and mobile destination is our brand home, ThriftBooks.com. We also continue to sell on Amazon, eBay, Abe, and other commerce sites where booklovers gather. We hand-grade every book in our inventory and offer books in a variety of formats and conditions for our customers. We pride ourselves on our wide assortment of quality used, accurately graded books provided to our customers at everyday low prices. Our award-winning customer service team and our 5-star rating on Trustpilot, with over 640,000 reviews, provide our customers assurance to shop with confidence while finding books they love and look forward to reading. Our ReadingRewards loyalty program continually delight loyal customers with free books awarded for their points earned. Our partnerships extend into communities across the country. Our profit-sharing relationship with libraries large and small enables us to support these valuable institutions by finding homes for ex-library books and working with Friends of Library groups across the country to provide financial support for their continued success. We give back to our communities through our ThriftBooks Cares pillar, designed to connect with communities in the US and globally donating books to those in need—including schools, non-profit organizations, and those rebuilding after natural disasters. We believe in books and the power of the written word to impact lives and societies across the globe, and we cherish our role in saving books to live another day to educate, entertain, inspire, and transform lives. ThriftBooks offers quality used and new books, accurately graded, at everyday low prices, delivered directly to our cherished customers. If, for any reason, you are not satisfied with your purchase, please contact us, and we will do our best to ensure your satisfaction.
Founded in 1917 as a street corner news-stand in Florence, Alabama, Books-A-Million, Inc. has grown to become the premier book retailing chain in the Southeastern United States, and the second-largest book retailer in the nation. Based in Birmingham, Alabama, the company currently operates more than 260 stores in 32 states and the District of Columbia. In addition to its primary retail component, the corporation includes a book wholesale and distribution subsidiary, American Wholesale Book Company, an e-commerce division operating as booksamillion.com, and an internet development and services company, NetCentral, in Nashville, Tennessee. Books-A-Million stores range from 4,000 to 30,000 square feet and provide an expansive selection of books, magazines, bargain books, collectible supplies, toys, technology and gift departments, as well as special category shops within the store. Our "Faithpoint" category, for instance, features the best of references and writings for the Christian market. Some Books-A-Million stores also feature the Joe Muggs® Cafè – a full line coffee and espresso bar offering a wide selection of gourmet coffees, teas, desserts and brewing supplies.
Our mission is simple: To provide you with a great selection of kids’ books for unbeatable prices. Kidsbooks.com makes it easy and fun to shop for great books. Visit our friendly website and browse collections curated by our own book-loving staff. Then, order more books without breaking your budget. This world is as challenging as it is fascinating. And if our children are going to survive and thrive here, there will be a lot of things they will need to learn. You’re someone who has chosen to be an influential and inspirational mentor in the lives of children — in the case of your own children maybe the most important mentor they will ever have. So don’t give up. Curl up — with more quality books for your little future movers and shakers. Watch their faces light up as exciting new adventures show up at your door. Watch the wheels in their minds turn as they face new challenges and puzzles. Laugh and giggle along with them in their amusement. Search for the lessons and the tall tales and the memories that remain to be discovered among the pages of more good books. As a company, we encourage our people to dream big, use their imagination and approach life with child-like wonder. We strive to set an example in our industry by continuously growing and innovating. In 2021, we have been recognized for being a leader by being awarded the Canada's Best Managed Companies designation. Our parent company, Book Depot, has been in the book business for over 30 years and is one of the largest bargain book sellers in North America. With the buying power of such a large organization behind us, we are able to procure a great selection of books for the best prices. We purchase huge volumes of store returns and excess inventory from many publishers and pass along our savings to you. Most are marked by the publisher with a small line or dot on the edge. Our books are always new, unread, and in good condition. Shop Kidsbooks.com with confidence knowing the best price is always guaranteed! Your book will always be new and in good condition. Since our books are publisher overstocks there may be very minor wear or bends to the book and this can be expected since some items may have been handled a few times, but most of our books are in great condition.
Richard (“Dick”) Weatherford is a bookseller who loves old books and new technology. After teaching college for a number of years, he turned to selling antiquarian books via specialized catalogues from his home near Seattle. He soon realized that computer databases had a lot to offer the antiquarian book business. In 1982, he wrote a business plan for a company that would build an online database for antiquarian booksellers. He called the company Interloc because it would serve as an interlocutor (that's English professor for "go-between") to help sellers to locate hard-to-find books. Unfortunately, start-up capital was harder to find than a signed JD Salinger, in part because personal computers were still scarce, expensive, and difficult to connect. In 1991, Dick was hired by Faxon, a book and magazine subscription service firm, to salvage BookQuest, an early online database for antiquarian booksellers. BookQuest failed, but it taught Dick a lot, and it revived the idea of Interloc. Because computer use was growing exponentially, the idea seemed timely and Dick was able to raise nearly $50,000, mainly from booksellers who respected his thinking and vision. Interloc went live in 1993, prior to the widespread use of the world-wide web. Initially, Interloc was a database for professional booksellers only. It was not open to the public. Dick recruited Tom Sawyer, who in 1993 published Record Manager, the first desktop software for booksellers. The data standard that Tom developed for Record Manager, called UIEE, is still in widespread use today. Interloc enabled sellers to transfer files of book listings over modems using DOS-based computers. Interloc built the first system to match requests, or "wants" from customers with books available for sale. It was a pioneering system, and the small company became the first successful online service for booksellers. In 1997, Marty Manley asked an author friend how to find a copy of her book, which was out-of-print. Manley had what might politely be termed a non-standard resume: among other things, he had been a machinist and a leader of several labour unions, a McKinsey & Co. management consultant, a sought-after turnaround expert, and Assistant Secretary of Labour for Bill Clinton. Over dinner, the author suggested that Marty use Interloc to track down a copy of her book. Marty found the book and was immediately hooked on Interloc's rich content. He sought out Richard Weatherford and was soon introduced to him in an office at the top of San Francisco's highest skyscraper. Marty and Dick discussed how Interloc might become a company that could deliver the growing power of e-commerce to independent booksellers while delivering extraordinary selection to businesses and book lovers. They spent three weeks travelling and meeting with booksellers across the US to learn what was working and not working with the emerging world of online book selling. By the end of these travels, they had decided to create a new company out of Interloc. Thus, Alibris was born. Marty started the new company in California, where the first employees came to work in his house. From the beginning, Alibris brought several new approaches to online book selling. A partnership with independent, professional sellers. Marty and Dick decided early on that Alibris would be an at-risk partner, not a listing service. This approach attracted numerous independent sellers and now enables Alibris to offer over 150 million books for sale. Providing a marketplace selection to retail business partners. Alibris was determined to help other retailers deliver the vast selection of its seller network to their loyal customers, and thereby enable professional booksellers to reach business and library customers, not just consumers. Interloc had learned this lesson early by serving as the first supplier of out-of-print books to nearby Amazon.com. Specialized logistics. Many business customers required orders to be consolidated, repackaged, custom invoiced, or shipped overseas at low cost. By building sophisticated low-cost logistics capabilities from the start, Alibris would serve those customers and booksellers could enjoy the benefit of increased sales. Superior market intelligence. Because Alibris naturally collects a great deal of information about book buying and selling, the company came to be able to offer both customers and sellers essential market information. Today, Alibris knows which books sell and at what price. Alibris helps sellers continually update prices and makes sure that business customers get data for hard-to-find and used books that are as good as new. A great place for talented people to work. From the start, Alibris worked to attract and motivate talented people by encouraging initiative, respecting differences, and rewarding professionalism and results. Today, Alibris is a vibrant, independent marketplace operating in the worldwide media business: online sales, e-books, and used/out-of-print books, music, and movies. Alibris helps independent sellers find buyers through marketplace solutions and partnerships with scores of leading global media retailers, including eBay (US), and Hudson's Bay (Canada). Many, many people have made the Alibris journey possible. Alibris thrives thanks to the loyalty of millions of business and retail customers and an incredibly capable and dedicated business, technical, and support staff. Alibris continues to benefit from experienced investors who stood by the company in good times and bad. But the most exciting part of the Alibris story is still being written by our customers, sellers, staff, and investors. It is a story that will feature expansion of the services we provide our sellers, overseas growth, a vibrant movie, and music business, new forms of book purchasing and renting (for example, students renting textbooks), and new kinds of sellers who help Alibris connect people who love books, music, and movies with independent sellers from around the world.
AbeBooks offers books, fine art and collectibles, helping you discover and buy the things you love. Trusted independent sellers from around the world offer for sale millions of new, used and rare books, as well as art and collectibles through the AbeBooks websites. Fill your bookshelves with used books, the latest bestsellers, rare books such as first editions and signed copies, new and used textbooks, and forgotten out-of-print titles from years gone by. Decorate your home with fine art, ranging from vintage posters and prints to etchings and original paintings. Add to your collection with vintage magazines and periodicals, comics, photographs, maps and manuscripts, and paper collectibles ranging from autograph letters to movie scripts and other ephemera. Millions of books and other objects are listed for sale on our websites by thousands of sellers located in more than 50 countries. Our epic selection stretches from manuscripts created before the invention of the Gutenberg Press to the latest signed bestsellers. We have customers in almost every country of the world, who are buying books and other printed matter published in multiple languages. The magic of AbeBooks is filling your shelves with affordable books, discovering that long-lost title, finding an out-of-print or collectible book that's become hard to find, or discovering something magical from the past that you simply did not know existed - perhaps a letter from a famous author, a 19th century postcard or a copy of a long-defunct magazine. An ecommerce pioneer, our company was founded in 1995 and our first website, AbeBooks.com, was launched a year later. We're a subsidiary of Amazon.com, Inc. after being acquired in December 2008. Our headquarters are located in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, and we also have an office in Munich, Germany. Our business stretches around the world with six international sites - AbeBooks.com, AbeBooks.co.uk, AbeBooks.de, AbeBooks.fr, AbeBooks.it, IberLibro.com, and ZVAB.com. Our company also includes BookFinder.com, a price comparison shopping service dedicated to books.
Barnes & Noble.com leverages the power of the Barnes & Noble brand to offer online customers the Web's premier destination for books, eBooks, magazines, toys & games, music, DVD and Blu-ray, and related products and services. Taking advantage of vast warehouses across the United States, we stock over 1 million titles for immediate delivery – that's more titles than any other online bookseller. With so many titles, it is vital to give customers an easy way to find precisely the books they are looking for. Our search engine enables customers to locate books by title, author, or keyword in a few seconds at most. Customers with a general idea of what they want can use our Browse pages to sift through hundreds of categories to find exactly the right book. To further assist users, we offer descriptions and reviews, and our See Inside program lets customers read excerpts from tens of thousands of titles. We also offer editor recommendations and customer reviews on hundreds of thousands of titles. In 2009, Barnes & Noble.com also became a leader in eBooks, offering over 1 million titles in its eBooks store and launching NOOK, the world's most advanced eBook reader, that features groundbreaking lending technology, a color touchscreen and lets readers download books in seconds. The B&N Marketplace offers millions of new and used items from a network of trusted Sellers, often at discounted prices. Our special collection of Rare & Collectible Books features unique finds such as signed and first editions and out of print books. Barnes & Noble has also created a number of thorough, easy-to-use stores, including Audiobooks, Award Winners, Libros en español, and Bargain Books. As the ultimate destination for book lovers, Barnes & Noble offers an incredible array of content. B&N Studio features hundreds of video author interviews, Emmy-winning documentaries, and our weekly book show, Tagged! Hosted by Molly Pesce, B&N Review is the leading online-only book review on the Web, packed with literary reviews and interviews. And B&N Reads author-events and much, much more. Barnes & Noble Kids is the ideal destination for anyone looking for the best in children's books, videos, and music. With age-based recommendations, as well as specialty stores that cater to Harry Potter and other big titles, it's the ultimate one-stop shop for kids. Our DVD & Blu-ray Store's 60,000+ titles make it the destination of choice for movie lovers, whether they enjoy Blockbusters, Art House rarities, or Kids' favorites. You can view more than 10,000 full-length previews – and instantly order what you have seen – making it the most customer-friendly site around. Our Music Store has been named the Web's best by Forbes.com. The premier site for Classical, Jazz, Rock, and World music, the store's rich content includes exclusive interviews, free downloads, over 1 million sample audio clips, nearly 100,000 music reviews, and a roster of 40,000 artist biographies. In recent years we've added new product lines, expanding our Toys & Games store on the Web; a Magazines store, filled with exclusive and hard-to-find titles offering thousands of subscriptions.
Fundada en 1923, Casa del Libro es hoy la cadena de librerías líder en el sector. En 1992 se integra en el Grupo Planeta, en 1996 inauguró su librería virtual y en 1999 inicia una fase de expansión ubicándose en las mejores zonas comerciales de las principales ciudades españolas. En la actualidad cuenta con 53 librerías: en Albacete, Alicante, Badajoz, nueve en Barcelona, Bilbao, Cartagena, Castellón, Córdoba, Gandía, Gijón, Granada, Las Palmas, León, Logroño, trece en Madrid, Málaga, Murcia, Oviedo, Palma de Mallorca, Ponferrada, Santiago de Compostela, San Sebastián, Santander, tres en Sevilla, dos en Valencia, Valladolid, Vigo, Vitoria y dos en Zaragoza. Casa del Libro evoluciona reforzando su rica tradición librera. Es ante todo una librería de "fondo" con más de un millón de referencias en su catálogo. Las señas de identidad originales la acompañan y se refuerzan con: Generalista: por la universalidad de los contenidos Especializada: por la preparación de sus empleados Moderna: por la constante atención a las últimas tecnologías Aglutinadora: por ser espacio de reflexión y encuentro Completa: por la amplitud de la oferta y personalización de servicios Casa del Libro ofrece una variada gama de servicios, entre los que destaca pedidos personalizados y la venta a organismos y bibliotecas. La amplitud y profundidad de su base de datos, se refleja en la edición periódica de catálogos especializados por materias y por la presencia en Internet de casadellibro.com, brindando información a los cinco continentes. La preparación de sus más de 400 empleados constituye el complemento imprescindible a la cantidad, variedad y calidad de su oferta bibliográfica. El personal de Casa del Libro es conocedor de los clásicos y últimas novedades en todos los campos. Gracias a ellos, Casa del Libro goza de gran reconocimiento entre lectores y agentes culturales. En la Casa del Libro encontrarás libros, solo libros, todos los libros, en cualquier formato.
52-year-old Gianluigi Colucci from Bari, Assemble new volumes and save ancient texts using only vintage needle, thread and tools. A craftsman who in his small workshop carries on a historical and "poetic" profession: that of the restorer and bookbinder. To differentiate Gianluigi from the others is precisely the manual skills. In fact, if his colleagues have long since adapted to new technologies and modern equipment, he continues to be faithful to the tools of his father Giuseppe, the one who opened the shop in 1971. The binding and the restoration are carried out by Gianluigi using his own hands. For example, he continues to join the pages using only the needle and thread, as well as to cut cardboard and paper he uses tools that can only work with the strength of the arms. Most of his colleagues now use devices where you just need to push a button to make sure the game is done. The restoration of ancient books: a passion passed on to him by his father. "It is a niche profession - he underlines -: it is reserved for collectors, people who want their volumes to return to their original appearance". Gianluigi say that the binding is what makes him live, above all thanks to the degree theses, while the restoration satisfies the unconditional love he feels for the beautiful and immortal ancient books. Gianluigi Colucci, 52 anni di Bari, Assembla nuovi volumi e salva testi antichi usando solo ago, filo e strumenti vintage. Un artigiano che nel suo piccolo laboratorio svolge un mestiere storico e “poetico”: quello del restauratore e del legatore. A differenziare Gianluigi dagli altri è proprio la manualità. Infatti, se i suoi colleghi si sono adattati da tempo alle nuove tecnologie e alle moderne attrezzature, continua ad essere fedele agli strumenti del padre Giuseppe, colui che nel 1971 aprì il negozio. La legatura e il restauro sono eseguiti da Gianluigi con le proprie mani. Ad esempio continua a unire le pagine usando solo ago e filo, oltre a tagliare cartone e carta usa strumenti che possono lavorare solo con la forza delle braccia. La maggior parte dei suoi colleghi ora utilizza dispositivi in cui è sufficiente premere un pulsante per assicurarsi che il gioco sia terminato. Il restauro dei libri antichi: una passione tramandatagli dal padre. "E' un mestiere di nicchia - sottolinea -: è riservato ai collezionisti, persone che vogliono che i loro volumi tornino al loro aspetto originale". Gianluigi dice che la rilegatura è ciò che lo fa vivere, soprattutto grazie alle tesi di laurea, mentre il restauro soddisfa l'amore incondizionato che prova per i bei e immortali libri antichi.
Le Salon du livre de Montréal est un événement annuel, festival littéraire, qui a pour objectif de promouvoir le livre et la lecture. Il met en contact les auteurs avec le public, les éditeurs, les libraires et les bibliothécaires. Il a lieu au mois de novembre au Palais des congrès de Montréal. Il est, avec le Salon du livre de Paris et le Salon du Livre de Beyrouth, l'une des trois plus importantes manifestations du livre francophone au niveau mondial. Le Salon du livre de Montréal valorise le rôle essentiel des auteur·rice·s, des créateur·rice·s et des artisan·e·s dans le milieu du livre et contribue ainsi à faire rayonner la diversité de la production éditoriale régionale, nationale et internationale. Autour d’une communauté d’amoureux·euses du livre et de lecteur·rice·s en devenir, la mission première du Salon est de promouvoir le livre et le plaisir de la lecture comme biens culturels dans la société québécoise. Finalement, le Salon rassemble et mobilise les créateur·rice·s, la communauté professionnelle du livre et les lecteur·rice·s du Québec, tout en offrant des lieux qui favorisent la création, l’échange et le débat autour des enjeux de notre société. Les valeurs qui sont au cœur de notre mission sont le partage, la diversité, l’inclusion et le plaisir.
La première édition du Festival du Livre de Paris qui se déroulait les 22, 23 et 24 avril 2022 a séduit les visiteurs dans son nouvel écrin, le Grand Palais Ephémère et ses espaces hors les murs dans de nombreux lieux prestigieux de la capitale : Académie du Climat, CERI-Sciences Po, Sorbonne Université et Institut Catholique de Paris, Maison de la Poésie, Musée Guimet, Panthéon et Petit Palais. Le Festival proposait une nouvelle formule sur trois jours en programmant des rencontres, des concerts, des expositions et des ateliers. 1000 auteurs, 1200 séances de dédicaces, 300 éditeurs présents, 250 interventions d’auteurs dont 50 hors-les-murs, 4000 scolaires… La majorité des rencontres affichaient complet et les allées n’ont pas désempli. Cette édition, gratuite pour la première fois, marque des retrouvailles avec des lecteurs curieux dans une ambiance festive et chaleureuse. Citons quelques temps fort au Grand Palais Ephémère tels que les rencontres avec le prix Goncourt Mohamed Mbougar Sarr, l’auteur ukrainien Andreï Kourkov, le prix Hans-Christian Andersen Marie-Aude Murail, l’exposition de Zep, le grand entretien avec le prix Nobel Orhan Pamuk au Panthéon, Mathias Malzieu et Nancy Huston au Petit Palais, Ludmila Oulistkaïa à la Maison de la Poésie, Hugo Clément à l’Académie du Climat, l’atelier cuisine de Barbara Brun et Caroline Solé… S’ajoutent à cette programmation, d’originales Flâneries littéraires proposées par Marie-Rose Guarnieri, présidente de l’association Verbes, dans des lieux mythiques parisiens : le Louvre, la Seine, Saint-Germain-des-Prés, une balade littéraire en bus, des rencontres européennes dans divers Instituts culturels étrangers. " Un immense merci à tous les auteurs, éditeurs, partenaires, libraires de l’association Paris Librairies qui ont rendu possible le renouveau de ce rendez-vous littéraire qui nous a tant manqué. Quelle plus belle manière, dans le cadre exceptionnel du Grand Palais Éphémère, de célébrer le livre, sous toutes ses formes. Je salue la formidable diversité littéraire indienne mise à l’honneur cette année et plus particulièrement nos partenaires du National Book Trust avec qui nous avons organisé ce savoureux échange culturel " a déclaré Vincent Montagne, Président du Syndicat national de l’édition et Président du Festival du Livre de Paris.
The Hong Kong Book Fair is a book fair organized by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, held annually at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, selling and exhibiting books, printed matter, stationery, printing, compact discs and other multimedia publishing. The Hong Kong Book Fair is an international book fair and has established itself as a platform for cultural exchange, not just for Hong Kong but the globe as a whole. The exhibition is divided into several themed zones representing various sectors in the world of publishing and ensuring that the Hong Kong Book Fair keeps up with trends in the industry. New zones include multimedia, featuring e-books, online publishing, audio-visual learning aids and educational software. Other zones will focus on books related to the Chinese mainland, Taiwan, teenagers, children and religion. Hong Kong Book Fair is held annually and in conjunction with the Hong Kong Publishing Copyright Fair. The annual exhibition at the City Hall organized by the Hong Kong Publishing Federation could be regarded as the predecessor of the Hong Kong Book Fair. The First Hong Kong Book Fair was held in 1990. The Fair has become an annual major event in Hong Kong, with the number of visitors reaching a new high every year. The organizer, the HKTDC, has always been striving to promote local reading culture. Apart from extensively inviting the public to the Fair to visit and buy books, it also spares no effort in organizing diversified cultural activities during the Book Fair period with a view to enhance the contents and quality of the Fair. During the past 20 years the number of exhibitors has grown from 149 to 504 in 2009, with corresponding growth of attendance from 200,000 to 900,000 in 2009. The Fair has developed from a mere promotion platform for the industry to an annual territory-wide major reading and cultural event for the public of Hong Kong. During the pandemic, the Hong Kong Book Fair provided an online platform to enable participation for the public, who love reading and learning. They specially collected a series of online reading, learning and cultural activities resources provided by their partners to broaden our horizons and thinking, cleanse our souls, inspire our lives, and equip us with a stronger self. The exhibition offers various books and publications, such as, books for children and teens, religious and spiritual books, e-books and e-learning resources, sports and leisure books, they also have exhibitions showcasing education and learning, hobbies, audio-visual and multimedia products. One is sure to find something for everyone.
Since the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair’s launch in 1981, the Fair has striven to uphold the original mission of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan, the founding father of the UAE. The Sheikh believed in education and culture as fundamental pillars for building a strong modern state and developing international relationships. Initially named the Islamic Book Fair, the Fair was created to provide a meeting point and marketplace for publishing houses in the Arab world. It was also designed to be a forum through which to grow the region’s publishing industry, expand business activities across the globe and turn Abu Dhabi into a major centre for the publishing world. Abu Dhabi International Book Fair has since gone from strength to strength, today providing an ideal global marketplace and a gateway to the thriving Arab publishing industry. In recent years, the Fair has enjoyed celebrating Abu Dhabi International Book Fair’s and Abu Dhabi’s heritage, with a spotlight on their founder, entitled ‘Sheikh Zayed: Light Illuminates the Future’ – featuring a series of panels and seminars, as well as an exhibition charting his intellectual legacy. Abu Dhabi International Book Fair has also been proud to honour the works of other great Arab thinkers, such as the renowned poet Abu at-Tayyeb Al Mutanabbi and philosopher Ibn Rushed. Every year, we are thrilled to introduce international visitors to new dimensions of the region’s rich cultural and literary heritage. The Abu Dhabi International Book Fair is the bedrock of the publishing industry across the Middle East and North Africa. The 31st edition of ADIBF will be held from 23 to 29 May 2022 at Abu Dhabi International Exhibition Center. The Fair looks forward to stepping up its competitiveness, consolidating its regional position and enhancing its global presence through excellence in providing professional and cultural content. It also seeks to combine the regional publishing sectors and creative industries and encourage endeavors to support industries that contribute to enhance readable, visual, audio and interactive culture, thus consolidating Abu Dhabi's position as a hub for Arab publishing and global creative content. This further presents ADIBF as a global platform for creative content based on language in its global context.
Once a year, Frankfurter Buchmesse turns into the world capital of ideas. It is the most important international trade fair for publishing and content of all kinds - from novels and children's books to scientific databases. Here, experts from global publishing meet partners from the technology industry and related creative industries such as film and games. Thus, it is the hub of the international rights and licensing trade, and from here new cooperation’s and business models take their course. At the same time, the fair is a major cultural event, attracting literature enthusiasts and making Frankfurt the centre of the international media world in October. Frankfurter Buchmesse GmbH, based in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, is the organisation behind Frankfurter Buchmesse. It is a subsidiary of the German Publishers and Booksellers Association (Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels). Frankfurter Buchmesse has been organised by Frankfurter Buchmesse GmbH since 1949 when 205 German exhibitors met in the Paulskirche in Frankfurt for the first post-war book fair. However, the history of Frankfurter Buchmesse goes back much further - to the 15th century. At that time, Johannes Gutenberg invented book printing just a few kilometres from downtown Frankfurt. Today, Frankfurter Buchmesse is the largest book fair in the world, an international trademark and a model for cultural events. The company is active in international publishing throughout the year and well beyond the trade fair days. Frankfurter Buchmesse strives to be the key business event for their customers, providing them with all the components they need to succeed. They achieve this by informing them about important trends and topics, enabling contact to important players in the respective markets and helping them pave the way to innovative business models in the book and media industry, all year round, on an international scale. Frankfurter Buchmesse is one of the world's most important international stages for current debates on international and socio-political events, bringing together people whose business is ideas, open a constructive dialogue on pressing issues, and meet on equal footing, with those who have different views. The book fair, is a platform to share passion for good stories, and experience creativity that engages all the senses, where fans of renowned authors can meet, and enjoy close encounters with some of their idols. At the heart of it, Frankfurter Buchmesse is a crossroad, where people and culture meet.
The Bologna Children’s Book Fair (BCBF), is the most important international event dedicated to the children’s publishing and multimedia industry. In Bologna authors, illustrators, literary agents, licensors and licensees, packagers, distributors, printers, booksellers, and librarians meet to sell and buy copyright, find the very best of children’s publishing and multimedia production, generate and gather new contacts while strengthening professional relationships, discover new business opportunities, discuss and debate the latest sector trends. The Bologna Children's Book Fair is the world’s leading professional event dedicated to the children's publishing industry, attracting over 1,400 exhibitors and around 30,000 visitors from around 80 countries. This, is an industry-leading event that has succeeded in bringing together a unique and diverse global audience thanks to 59 years’ experience. The result is the world’s premium copyright exchange hub when it comes to publishing, which also extends to current multimedia and licensing businesses for children’s stories, illustration, animation and related areas. Publishers, illustrators, graphic designers, literary agents, authors, translators, mobile developers, licensors and licensees, packagers, printers, distributors, audiobook professionals, booksellers, brands, librarians and teachers all flock to the event each spring to experience the world of books and multimedia products in thousands of booths across six huge halls. The world-famous Illustrators Exhibition and industry recognized BolognaRagazzi awards are some of the key pillars that make this event so special: BCBF is a unique mix of a cultural book show and an international rights business forum for all types of content for children. For more than 50 years, Bologna Children’s Book Fair has been a global point of reference for the latest news on illustration trends and the discovery of stories for children across all forms of media. Many of the exhibitions, organized as part of the Fair, travel each year to museums, galleries and libraries in many across the globe. The Illustrators Exhibition, after the Bologna fair, is traditionally hosted with original drawings in Japan, China and Korea and with reproductions in numerous other international cultural venues. BCBF is also present throughout the year through in other projects and events that travel around the world.
Wordworks is a South African non-profit organisation that focuses on early language and literacy development in the first eight years of children’s lives. Since 2005 they have worked in under-resourced communities with adults best positioned to positively impact young children’s language and literacy development – parents and caregivers, family and community members, home-visitors, early childhood development practitioners and Grade R to Grade 3 teachers. They are working collaboratively to grow an informed, capable, resourced and motivated network of schools, organisations and institutions that promote the importance of, and work effectively for the improvement of, children’s early language and literacy, through their association with their programmes and materials. Wordworks offers training, resources and support for partners who wish to use their early language and literacy programmes in their own networks. Their programmes all include messaging about the importance of language for literacy development and the need to build children’s home language in the early years as a foundation for the acquisition of a second language. They advocate for children to have access to multilingual, language rich stories and books, as well as meaningful experiences with print. They also know that letter-sound knowledge and phonological awareness are key predictors of whether children learn to read and write, and have developed resources and guidelines to support these important foundations for literacy. Their programmes are based on an emergent literacy perspective and the idea that learning to read and write is a process that happens over time in the context of supportive and responsive relationships. They offer five main programmes, which are used by their network of partners which include preschools, schools, libraries, community organisations, training and resource NGOs, tertiary institutions, education districts and other government departments. Programmes are sustained through ongoing relationships with Wordworks, including refresher training and events, input and guidance, access to resources and opportunities, sharing of learning, and support for programme monitoring and evaluation. They develop, produce and distribute innovative, high quality multilingual materials to support early language and literacy learning. They invest in public education and advocacy, sharing knowledge and ideas to open doors for all children.
I am a Zambian born, comes from a family of 8 and the youngest of the Mwila’s. My siblings always thought I was spoilt because I was the youngest, but I don’t think so! I was born in a town called Mufulira on the Copper belt side of Zambia in 1981,the Copper belt province is rich with mineral finds and Mines, hence the name. I am Married to Eric and we have a beautiful daughter called Chanda, she is 15 years. I completed my matric in 1999 and my mother advised me to study food production since I loved cooking, I did it for her though it was a course that I never dreamt of studying. I graduated successfully and worked for 2 years as a chef, got tired of cooking, I dodged that career and went into studying computers, worked as a receptionist and studied Human resources at the same time and obtained a diploma. I worked for a courier company as a Human Resources assistant. In 2012, I moved to South Africa, Cape Town when I got married, joined a Mobile Money company called Zoona with operations in Zambia, and I worked there for 5 years as a support agent. Zoona is an African Fintech company founded in 2009 with the vision of helping communities thrive. Since launching, it created over 2,500 jobs in Zambia and Malawi, empowered over 1,000 entrepreneurs to start their own business and allowed them to reach earnings of over $10 million. I enjoyed working for this company because we really helped girl child prevail. Apart from the above, I am a lover of interior designing, and my wish is to have one of the most successful Interior business one day, through my passion for interior, I designed my sister’s Kitchen area, how amazing!!! I love cooking and baking (especially Cake pops), they are my favorites!!! I love adventure, gardening and working out too, I am a gym freak. Most importantly, I love spending time with my loved ones. I reflect a varied personality, including ambition, and the qualities of generosity and thoughtfulness. I am also a well determined and vigorous individual, and yet calm. I encourage fighting for what you desire and believe in and doing it through God because nothing great comes easy. I believe mindfulness in the workplace is key to success. Having worked in Customer care I have gained extensive experience in; Empathy, Adaptability, Ability to Use Positive Language, Clear Communication Skills, Self-Control, Taking Responsibility and Patience.