THIS STORY HAS BEEN FORMATTED FOR EASY PRINTING

A new chapter for children's publisher Barefoot Books

Nancy Traversy Nancy Traversy is the CEO of Barefoot Books, which has landed a deal to open a boutique in FAO Schwarz in New York. (Globe Photo/Travis Dove)
By Jan Gardner
Globe Staff / August 26, 2008

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Addressing a Barefoot Books sales conference this month, CEO Nancy Traversy reeled off a litany of disaster stories about the children's publishing company she cofounded in 1993: Early on, a load of books split her dining room table in two. Later thousands of books were locked in a warehouse weeks before Christmas when a distributor went bankrupt. Just ... (Full article: 709 words)

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