Posts by: Ian MacAllen
A bookstore display for Ivanka Trump’s new book was rearranged to more accurately reflect the first daughter.
California legislators might amend a fraudulent memorabilia law championed by Luke Skywalker actor Mark Hamill in order to allow authors to sign their books....more
Vivien Goldman and Sarada Rauch join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5.
Sunday 5/21: Tobias Carroll, Julia Strayer, Bruna Dantas Lobato, M’Bilia Meekers, and Piper Weiss join the Pigeon Pages reading series....more
Amazon is creating a new uproar by allowing online booksellers to buy the “buy” button and sell unwitting consumers used books as new.
The Bay Area remains a literary haven thanks to the independent stores like City Lights....more
Turkish police arrested seven teachers at a bookstore in a raid against dissent.
A Houston bookstore celebrated indie bookstore day with drunk coloring....more
In Chicago, Aimee Levitt wonders how many bookstores she can visit in a single day to celebrate Independent Bookstore Day.
Meanwhile, in Seattle, Moira Macdonald explains how she planned on maximizing the number of stores she visited....more
Queens Literary Festival. LIC Landing, 2 p.m., free.
Juliet Escoria, Precious Okoyomon, David Eye, and Cecilia Pavon with Jacob Steinberg read poetry....more
A bookstore on wheels is headed to Baghdad, Iraq, once the literary capital of the Middle East until it was invaded by American forces.
Not content with celebrating Independent Bookstore Day along with the rest of the country, two stores plant to launch Texas Bookstore Day in August....more
A Jordanian bookseller opened a 24-hour “Emergency Room for the Mind” that offers life-affirming literature.
One Seattle-area bookstore thinks to the key to success is more competition and is seeking out a neighboring bookstore to open nearby....more
The Wild Rumpus (no relation), a children’s bookstore in Minneapolis, was named the bookstore of the year by Publishers Weekly.
Minneapolis is also the third most literate city in the US, taking into account the number of bookstores per capita....more
Unsurprisingly, shoppers of local, independent bookstores are much more loyal than digital customers.
Dallas has books. Deep Vellum, on the verge of closing last year is expanding, while Wild Detectives is turning more towards the local literary scene....more
Saturday 4/1: Paolo Javier and Jill Magi join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5.
Sunday 4/2: Robin Myers and translator Ezequiel Zaidenwerg discuss Conflations. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 5:30 p.m., free....more
You’ll never believe this amazing sales technique! A bookstore is making clickbait headlines from classic novel plots.
April 29 is Independent Bookstore Day and a Seattle area store is issuing a challenge to readers: visit 19 participating stores get your bookstore passport stamped....more
Loganberry Books in Cleveland, Ohio is drawing attention to female authors by turning books by men around on the shelves, leaving the books pages out to hide the spine.
A Pittsburgh bookstore is providing a home to books by writers in exile, drawing attention to the authors’ works....more
Saturday 2/25: Christian Hawkey and Himanshu Suri join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5.
Emily Brandt and Ali Power join the SOLO reading series. Wendy’s Subway, 7 p.m., free.
Sunday 2/26: Nicole Steinberg celebrates the release of Glass Actress with Niina Pollari, Sarah Jean Grimm, and Esther Lin....more