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THE BIBLIO FILE is one of the world's leading podcasts about "the book" and an inquiry into the wider world of book culture. Hosted by Nigel Beale it features wide ranging conversations with authors, poets, book publishers, booksellers, book editors, book collectors, book makers, book scholars, book critics, book designers, book publicists, literary agents and other certified bibliophiles.

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Apr 18, 2019

As the editor of Rain Taxi Review of Books, Eric Lorberer is responsible for the voice and style that has brought the magazine widespread acclaim. He is also the director of the Twin Cities Book Festival, has served as a panelist for the National Endowment for the Arts, and speaks at conferences and literary festivals around the country as an advocate for independent publishing and literary culture.

We met at his home in Minneapolis to discuss Rain Taxi's history and the literary events it puts on, the Twin Cities Book Festival, championing printed books, the current fixation on screens and devices, best-sellers, small press publishers, literary presses in Minneapolis, sharing books, technology and literary experiences, the Twin Cities Literary Calendar, being useful, Independent Bookstore Day and France.