Posts Tagged: independent booksellers
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
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
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
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
Emma Straub has been named Independent Bookstore Day ambassador. Author of The Vacationers and Modern Lovers, Straub worked at the recently closed BookCourt in Brooklyn, and plans to open her own store nearby.
Omnivore Books, a San Francisco cookbook store, is resisting Trump’s ban on Muslims by celebrating cookbooks from the banned regions....more
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....more
Revolution Books in New York City’s Harlem neighborhood is exploiting Trump’s election to raise money for a fight against fascism.
People in Japan value neighborhood bookstores so much that local governments are opening government-run stores in an effort to keep community spaces flourishing....more
Chicago’s bookstores, bracing against the looming arrival of a physical Amazon store, are stronger than ever. Check out this roundup of local indie stores.
Korea’s oldest bookstore closed fourteen years ago, but Jongno Books is set to reopen in Seoul....more
Best-selling author James Patterson is handing out bonuses to bookstore employees once again, celebrating the people who make best-selling authors possible.
The Daily Beast has a roundup of some of the best independent bookstores across the country.
As if you needed another reason to move to Canada, Toronto is getting five new bookstores....more
Although Brooklyn stalwart BookCourt is sadly set to close at the end of the year, Modern Lovers author and former BookCourt employee Emma Straub plans to open a new shop in the the neighborhood. Books Are Magic, as the shop will be called, will be 1,500 square feet and hopes to open by April....more
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....more
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 read books....more
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....more