Author of “Who’s in Charge? Responsibility for the Public Library Service,” a critical assessment of libraries designed to ensure their preservation, Tim Coates has devoted his four-decade career to promoting his love of books and reading. A consultant to local and national government on public library services, Tim is also author of “The Good Library Manual”, a practical guide to transforming any public library by improving the library experience. Tim is also author of the weekly “Good Library Blog”.
Tim is best known in Britain as a successful book retailer. However, he is also an editor and author of 30 books. Former managing director/CEO of retail book sellers Sherratt & Hughes and Waterstone’s in England and of the English book chain WHSmith in Europe, Tim was also a proprietor of his own book store.
Tim is Chairman, founder and visionary for www.bilbary.com, an e-book retail and lending site in mid-stage development.
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