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Carole Horne

Harvard Book Store
Cambridge, MA
Carole Horne began her bookselling career as a frontline bookseller at Harvard Book Store, Cambridge, in 1974. She has had practically every job in the company, becoming head buyer in 1978, and general manager in 2006. 

In her 43 year career she's seen dramatic changes in the business, from computerization, consolidation in publishing, and the decline of independent bookstores, to on-line retailing, ebooks, and the renaissance of  independent bookstores. She's been active in the book industry, having been president of New England Independent Booksellers Association, on the board of the American Booksellers Association, and on many task forces and committes of industry groups.