Thursday, August 27, 2015

Pushcart Bookstore: 'World's Smallest Bookstore'

Shelf Awareness

Bill Henderson, the founder of independent publisher Pushcart Press, has opened Pushcart Bookstore--dubbed the "World's Smallest Bookstore"--in Sedgwick, Maine. According to the Penobscot Bay Press, the 9'×12' bookstore carries Pushcart Press titles, which are distributed by Norton, as well as a selection of used classics. The store resides atop Christy Hill in Sedgwick and is open daily.

Henderson founded Pushcart Press in a studio apartment in Yonkers, N.Y., in 1972 while also working as an editor at Doubleday. Pushcart's first and perhaps best-known book was The Publish It Yourself Handbook, a collection of essays from writers and authors about self-publishing and self-published works that Henderson published in 1973. In 1976, 

Henderson co-founded The Pushcart Prize Anthology, an annual collection of the best work from small presses around the country. And in 1983, Pushcart created the Editor's Book Award series, which publishes manuscripts that were championed by editors but ultimately rejected by mainstream publishers.

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