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Elizabeth Bluemle

About Elizabeth Bluemle

Elizabeth Bluemle is the co-owner of The Flying Pig Bookstore in Shelburne, Vermont, and co-author of Publishers Weekly’s ShelfTalker blog with Josie Leavitt.

When Pigs Fly: The Improbable Dream of Bookselling in a Digital Age

“I’ve always dreamed of opening a bookstore when I retire.” We used to hear this all the time, a shy confession from book-loving customers and tourists delighted to find an independent bookstore tucked away in a small Vermont town. It was the words “when I retire” that made us smile, this cozy perception of bookselling […]