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December 19, 2008

News & Opinion: An Independent Bookseller Picks Five

By: Dylan Schleicher @ 3:00 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

R.J. Julia Booksellers Founder Roxanne J. Coady has noticed an increase of customers coming into the store looking for business books, most asking for books that explain the economic crisis and put it in context. She has picked four books from the year and one oldie but goody to do just that. They are:
  • The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life by Alice Schroeder, Bantam
  • The Art of Strategy: A Game Theorist’s Guide to Success in Business and Life by Avinash K. Dixit & Barry J. Nalebuff, W.W. Norton
  • Panic!: The Story of Modern Financial Insanity edited By Michael Lewis, Portfolio
  • The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World by Niall Ferguson, Penguin Press
  • The Great Crash: 1929 by John Kenneth Galbraith, Mariner Books
  • If you'd like to see what she has to say for the books, head over to the original post. If you're anywhere near Madison, Connecticut, head over to her store and buy one of these fine books. If you live near us here in Milwaukee, you can get them at the finest independent bookstore in town, our sister-company Harry W. Schwartz.

    About Dylan Schleicher


    Dylan Schleicher has been a part of the 800-CEO-READ claque since 2003. Even though he's stayed on at the company, he has not stayed put. After beginning in shipping & receiving, he joined customer service and accounting before moving into his current, highly elliptical orbit of duties overseeing the ChangeThis and In the Books websites, the company's annual review of books and in-house design. He lives with his wife and two children in the Washington Heights neighborhood on Milwaukee's West Side.