Posts by: Ian MacAllen
If you’ve ever wanted to own a bookstore, here’s your chance! Win this Wellsboro, Pennsylvania bookstore.
India’s Oxford Bookstore announced it will be holding its third Oxford Bookstore Book Cover Prize in 2017, a competition meant to honor book cover designers....more
A massive bookstore, The Book Garden, has opened in Iran’s capital city, Tehran.
The Huffington Post takes a look back at the Strand’s ninety years of successful bookselling in New York City.
A Russian bookstore is helping customers learn Chinese....more
The Guardian looks at how an Australian feminist bookstore took on MRA trolls.
Two Dollar Radio, a Columbus-based independent publisher, plans to open a bookstore.
A community bookstore in Amman, Jordan that charged a pay-what-you-can fee for books nearly went bankrupt, but was saved by crowdfunding from around the world....more
Sunday 7/2: Jennifer Soong, Rawaan Alkhatib, and Sara Deniz Akant present books from Futurepoem. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 3 p.m., free.
Tuesday 7/4: Macy’s launches fireworks. East River – Midtown, Sunset, Free.
Thursday 7/6: Scaachi Koul presents One Day We’ll All Be Dead and None of This Will Matter....more
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