Posts Tagged: Barnes and Noble

How Amazon Is Making Sex a Dirty Word

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“[A]s long as we retain all of these conflicting ideas of what sex is, and what it means to us, sex will always sell—until it’s inconvenient.”

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This Week in Indie Bookstores

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You’ll never believe this amazing sales technique! A bookstore is making clickbait headlines from classic novel plots. Bustle highlights some unconventional bookstores around the world. 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.

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This Week in Indie Bookstores

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Instead of yelling at a cloud, one curmudgeonly old man runs a bookstore. Another curmudgeonly bookseller has taken to charging browsers a fifty-pence fee for looking at merchandise in his used store. Amazon plans to open a New York City store in the Time Warner Center. The midtown mall is just blocks from Billionaire’s Row.

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This Week in Indie Bookstores

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Just announced today: beloved Brooklyn bookstore BookCourt is closing after 35 years in business. Independent booksellers were the focus of a panel at the Miami Book Fair—discussion focused on how big business was surprised that small business strategies could be useful in selling books. Kyoto, Japan is home to a bookstore hostel with eighteen bunks built into […]

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This Week in Indie Bookstores

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Hillary Clinton sought some post-election refuge at Savoy Bookstore in Rhode Island. Borgo Publishing, a small indie publisher, will open an bookstore in Tuscaloosa. Iconic Canadian bookstore owner James Munro passed away at the age of eighty-seven. Washington DC’s Kramerbooks is expanding just in time for a president who claims not to have enough time to […]

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This Week in Indie Bookstores

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Bookstore sales continue to grow. In the wake of the presidential election, bookstores are becoming more than just shops and are serving their communities as impromptu community centers. More independent bookstores are becoming publishers. Bushwick Brooklyn’s Molasses Books has started fundraising for good causes following Trump’s election. Bridgeside Books in Waterbury is trying to make Black […]

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This Week In Indie Bookstores

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A New Paltz, New York bookstore with an anti-Trump sign is fighting a ban against it. An Egyptian bookstore has a “scream room” where customers can scream as loudly as they like. With the Gilmore Girls revival only a month a way, there’s a hypothesis that Jess might own a Stars Hollow Bookstore. Christian bookstore chain […]

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This Week in Indie Bookstores

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Inquiring Minds in Saugerties, New York installed a window display with the words “Make America Hate Again,” along with a swastika, to protest Trump. Hilarity Protests ensued. Minnesota has some cozy bookstores. Barnes & Noble wants to build smaller stores with more coffee and alcohol to compete with independent stores that serve as community centers. A London, […]

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This Week in Indie Bookstores

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The project to bring a second bookstore to Queens, New York has met its Kickstarter goal. The borough of 2.2 million people was down to a single bookstore, Astoria Bookshop, after a Forest Hills Barnes & Noble closed. Bangkok has a thriving bookstore scene. Amazon targets New York City’s literary scene with a brick and […]

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This Week in Indie Bookstores

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Beijing’s censorship crackdown on bookstores is being extended to Hong Kong’s airport. India Today looks at six must-see bookstores from across India. Take a look inside 2nd & Charles, the rapidly expanding used bookstore from Books-A-Million.

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This Week in Indie Bookstores

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LAist takes readers inside Los Angeles’s iconic The Last Bookstore, a “sprawling temple” of books, and talks with owner Josh Spencer. A Hong Kong bookstore, one that hasn’t been closed by mainland China, cites bookstore cats and good music as reasons for their success. The Ripped Bodice opened this week in Los Angeles, becoming the city’s […]

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District of Books

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The American city that spends the most money on books, magazines, and newspapers—Washington, DC—will soon be left without any chain bookstores. Melville House reports that as of Dec. 31, 2015, there will no longer be any chain bookstores in the nation’s capital. “… [T]he closure of this particular Barnes & Noble doesn’t mean Amazon has stolen the hearts […]

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This Week in Indie Bookstores

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Bookstores in Mumbai, India are losing customers from institutional sales as large buyers turn directly to suppliers, and though 700 existing retailers exist in the city, the last few years have no seen new stores open. A Syrian couple has opened an Arabic-language bookstore in Istanbul hoping to change cultural perceptions. The Occidental Weekly offers […]

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This Week in Indie Bookstores

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A bookstore-themed hostel will open in Tokyo this month allowing guests to sleep inside bookshelves. Kate Gavino launched her illustrated bookstore tribute Last Night’s Reading and she offers up some illustrated advice for attending readings at bookstores. An Indian duo left their corporate jobs to become roving booksellers with Walking Bookfairs. They launched the idea […]

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Lohvinau House of Literature in Belarus will be one of the few shops one can buy Nobel Prize-winner Svetlana Alexievich’s books in her native country. Her books are hard to find because Alexievich has been critical of the authoritarian government. Books aren’t outright censored in Belarus, but Lovhinau faces fines for distributing books that haven’t been […]

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This Week in Indie Bookstores

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New York City bookstore The Strand has started selling “Make America Read Again” hats that mock The Donald’s campaign slogan, “Make America Great Again.” Toledo-area bookstore J’s Book Shelf is helping local inmates get access to reading material, donating 22,000 books. The bookstore at West Chester University is causing quite a stir by selling an inflatable […]

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The famed Parisian English-language bookstore Shakespeare and Company is set to open a cafe. The shop is partnering with New York restauranteur Marc Grossman, the man responsible for introducing juice cleansing to Paris. The Alabama Booksmith sells only signed copies. Atlas Obscura checks in with remote bookstore that values its out of the way location. […]

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