THIS WEEK IN APRIL

  1. Tuesday Aug 12 BETH MACY TUESDAY, AUGUST 12, 7 PM BETH MACY will discuss her book Factory Man: How One Furniture Maker Battled Offshoring, Stayed Local—and Helped Save an American Town. In it, she explores the effects of globalization on America’s furniture manufacturing industry with...
  2. Wednesday Aug 13 TARASHEA NESBIT WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 13; 7 Pm TARASHEA NESBIT will discuss her book, The Wives of Los Alamos. Told as a novel, it depicts the lives of the wives of the scientists working under top secrecy to develop the atomic bomb. Their...
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BETH MACY

TUESDAY, AUGUST 12, 7 PM

BETH MACY will discuss her book Factory Man: How One Furniture Maker Battled Offshoring, Stayed Local—and Helped Save an American Town. In it, she explores the effects of globalization on America’s furniture manufacturing industry with the story of the Bassetts, a family from Virginia, whose Bassett Furniture Company was once the world’s largest manufacturer of wooden furniture. The whole town depended on that business for their livelihood. That was all put in jeopardy when cheap Chinese imports began to flood the U.S. market. But John Bassett III fought back, and with legal help he filed a petition against China for unfair trade practices, ultimately saving his company, Vaughan-Bassett Furniture, and hundreds of jobs in Galax, Virginia.

The book reads like a spy novel as you follow an informer secretly making his way into the interior recesses of the Chinese furniture industry and providing documentation for legal recourse. LITTLE BROWN

The author is from Urbana, Ohio and now resides in Virginia where she is a reporter for Roanoke Times.