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Marie Cloutier
Worked at Porter Square Books
Attended Wellesley College
Lives in New York, NY
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Boston Bibliophile Interviews Zac Bissonnette, Author of THE GREAT BEANIE BABY BUBBLE
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inspired you to tackle Beanie Babies and Ty? What was it about these
adorable little plushes you just couldn’t resist? I was in elementary and middle school when they
were popular. I only had a couple but my mother and I were big into antiqu...
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It's Monday! What Are You Reading?
Another slowish reading week for me but I wouldn't call it a slump. I finished Blood Brothers , which I think has a lot of potential as lad-lit, and I started reading one new book and continue with another. My Berlin Child is written by the granddaughter of...
Another slowish reading week for me but I wouldn't call it a slump. I finished Blood Brothers, which I think has a lot of potential as lad-lit, and I started reading one new book and continue with another. My Berlin Child i...
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Review: STONE MATTRESS: NINE TALES, by Margaret Atwood
Stone Mattress: Nine Tales , by Margaret Atwood. Published 2014 by Nan A. Talese/Doubleday. Literary Fiction. Short Stories. I don't know what I can say about the incomparable Margaret Atwood that hasn't been said already. She's probably the most prolific o...
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It's Monday! What Are You Reading?
Well, I pulled myself out my slump and started or started and finished a few things. I really have to thank the New York City subway system and our outer Queens location for giving me so much time to read. This past week I read All Days Are Night , a moody ...
Well, I pulled myself out my slump and started or started and finished a few things. I really have to thank the New York City subway system and our outer Queens location for giving me so much time to read. This past week I re...
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Crafturday- A Recessed Zipper Purse
I passed a major sewing milestone this week- I made my first recessed zipper purse. I started with this "curvy bag" tutorial , and then found several guides to creating recessed zippers elsewhere online (just google "recessed zipper tutorial" if you're inte...
I passed a major sewing milestone this week- I made my first recessed zipper purse. I started with this "curvy bag" tutorial, and then found several guides to creating recessed zippers elsewhere online (just google "recessed ...
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Review: Two by Marco Malvaldi
Game for Five and Three Card Monte , by Marco Malvaldi. Published 2014 by Europa Editions. Crime Fiction. Translated from the Italian. In 2014 Europa Editions came out with the first two volumes in the Bar Lume mystery series, by Italian writer Marco Malval...
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Review: THE GREAT BEANIE BABY BUBBLE, by Zac Bissonnette
The Great Beanie Baby Bubble: Mass Delusion and the Dark Side of Cute , by Zac Bissonnette. Coming in 2015 from Portfolio/Penguin. Nonfiction. Business. Did you ever collect Beanie Babies? I did; when I was in my 20s and worked in an office, the ladies and ...
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March Linky
Link to your Europa Challenge review here! Can't wait to see what you're reading.
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Review: THE INFINITE WAIT AND OTHER STORIES, by Julia Wertz
The Infinite Wait and Other Stories , by Julia Wertz. Published 2012 by Koyama Press. Graphica. Memoir. I've been a fan of Julia Wertz since reading her first book, The Fart Party , which I reviewed here back in 2008. I got to interview her once for this bl...
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It's Monday! What Are You Reading?
I'm not going to lie to you, I haven't been doing a lot of reading this past week. :-( I did finish The German Mujahid , which is an outstanding and challenging novel. But I'm in a bit of slump right now. I started reading Carmine Abate's Between Two Seas ,...
I'm not going to lie to you, I haven't been doing a lot of reading this past week. :-( I did finish The German Mujahid, which is an outstanding and challenging novel. But I'm in a bit of slump right now. I started reading C...
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Review: UNBECOMING, by Rebecca Scherm
Unbecoming , by Rebecca Scherm. Published 2015 by Viking. Fiction. Think of Unbecoming as the anti- Goldfinch . The commonalities are as follows: a coming of age story, set in New York, about art and restorers and getting away with fraud. Where The Goldfinc...
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It's Monday! What Are You Reading?
I've had a busy reading week. I'm mere pages away from finishing Ludmila Ulitskaya's short story collection Sonechka , and I finished three books for the Europa Challenge- Ian Holding's Of Beasts and Beings , set in Zimbabwe as a white teacher is preparing ...
I've had a busy reading week. I'm mere pages away from finishing Ludmila Ulitskaya's short story collection Sonechka, and I finished three books for the Europa Challenge- Ian Holding's Of Beasts and Beings, set in Zimbabwe as...
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Occupation
Bookseller, Crafter, Writer, Librarian
Skills
Fluent(ish) in French, good sewer, excellent at hand-selling books and putting stuff in bags.
Employment
  • Porter Square Books
    Bookseller, 2012 - 2014
Places
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Currently
New York, NY
Previously
Cambridge MA - Beverly MA - Dublin Ireland
Story
Tagline
Bookseller, crafter, ISTJ, Francophile. I love reading, learning, eating and making things.
Introduction
I'm a bookseller by trade and librarian by training. I have a small crafting business which you can find at Etsy.com/shop/pandorascraftroom and a book blog at www.BostonBibliophile.com. I'm usually either in my reading chair or at my sewing machine.
Education
  • Wellesley College
    French Lit & Language, 1995
  • Simmons College
    Library Science, 2007
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Female