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Paddy's Lament, Ireland 1846-1847: Prelude to Hatred
Thomas Gallagher
Pivot: The Only Move That Matters Is Your Next One
Jenny K. Blake
When in French: Love in a Second Language
Lauren Collins
Beyond the Job Description: How Managers and Employees Can Navigate the True Demands of the Job
Jesse Sostrin
Vision and Art: The Biology of Seeing
David Hubel, Margaret S. Livingstone
Achieving Your Potential As A Photographer: A Creative Companion and Workbook
Harold Davis
Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age
Sherry Turkle
Picture Perfect Practice: A Self-Training Guide to Mastering the Challenges of Taking World-Class Photographs (Voices That Matter)
Roberto Valenzuela
Man's Search for Meaning
Viktor E. Frankl, Harold S. Kushner
Terms of Service: Social Media and the Price of Constant Connection
Jacob Silverman

The Yellow-lighted Bookshop

The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop - Lewis Buzbee I enjoyed it, but really just skimmed it. Great memories of reading and bookstores, visiting bookstores, working in bookstores, working as a sales rep. Just didn't have the time to really focus on it.Nice little summary of ISBN -- for some reason, this never really sticks with me. "1st section is always one number, and on American books that number is either 1 or 0. The numeral 0 used to indicate American books and 1 British books, but Americans made too many books, and so had to borrow from our Atlantic neighbors. The next set of numbers is the publisher's prefix, tying the book to the producer. You can tell how long a publisher has been around by the amount of numbers in a prefix; Harcourt's prefix, for instance, is only two digits, while a much newer publisher's prefix can be 7 digits long. The 3rd group of numbers indicates the specific title within a publisher's catalogue. The final digit is an ISBN check digit (sometimes the letter X rather than a numeral), which fulfills a mathematical formula verifying the number as a valid ISBN." p.137-8