Josh Cook Discusses The Art of Libromancy

10/04/2023 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM America/Chicago Timezone

Tubby & Coo’s Book Shop is pleased to host Josh Cook, one of Candice’s industry buddies and author of The Art of Libromancy, for a lively discussion between colleagues about the book industry. Come get the inside scoop and ask all your questions about bookselling! This is a completely free virtual event, no registration required, that will be livestreamed to our YouTube channel and Facebook page.


Please note Tubby & Coo’s has a zero tolerance policy for harassment or intimidation of any kind during our events.

Order the book!

The Art of Libromancy by Josh Cook, $18.95

About the Book

“If books are important to you because you’re a reader or a writer, then how books are sold should be important to you as well. If it matters to you that your vegetables are organic, your clothes made without child labor, your beer brewed without a culture of misogyny, then it should matter how books are made and sold to you.”

With Amazon’s growing power in both bookselling and publishing, considering where and how we get our books is more important now than ever. The simple act of putting a book in a reader’s hands–what booksellers call handselling–becomes a catalyst for an exploration of the moral, financial, and political pressures all indie bookstores face. From the relationship between bookselling and white supremacy, to censorship and the spread of misinformation, to the consolidation of the publishing industry, veteran bookseller and writer Josh Cook turns a generous yet critical eye to an industry at the heart of American culture, sharing tips and techniques for becoming a better reader and, of course, recommending great books along the way.

About the Author

Josh Cook is a bookseller and co-owner at Porter Square Books in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where he has worked since 2004. He is also author of the critically acclaimed postmodern detective novel An Exaggerated Murder and his fiction, criticism, and poetry have appeared in numerous leading literary publications. He grew up in Lewiston, Maine and lives in Somerville, Massachusetts.