Posts Tagged: independent bookstores
Book clubs have long been a mainstay in literary and bookish circles. Claire Kirch, writing for Publisher’s Weekly, takes a look at how some indie bookstores have leveraged this to increase sales—thereby helping to ensure they will stay open to serve said book clubs, as well as other book-lovers....more
London bookstores are turning off Wi-Fi access, hoping to keep buyers focused on books rather than the net.
African-American bookstore Marcus Books is returning to the Fillmore District in San Francisco after being forced out of its previous home of three decades over rising rents....more
Harry Potter is causing a legal dispute between two bookstores in the Philippines, with one store claiming a legal monopoly over the book.
CityLab checks out The Last Bookstore, a massive bookstore warehouse in Los Angeles....more
The world’s oldest gay bookstore is getting a new lease on life by adding a cafe and liquor license.
In an age of unlimited choice, bookstores can help connect readers with the best books....more
A woman met her husband when she fell in love with the man operating the Twitter account for Waterstone’s Oxford bookstore.
Bookstores are more than just bookstores, declares the Chicago Tribune.
You might not think the home of America’s television and film industry knew what a book was, but there are some great bookstores in LA....more
Londoners, if for whatever conceivable reason you need a book on your front doorstep within the next hour, there’s an app for that. NearSt is a new London-based app that offers a selection of books from nearly forty local bookstores that can be browsed, ordered, and delivered straight to you via bicycle courier....more
Glad Day Bookshop, the oldest bookstore in Toronto, Canada and the longest-surviving LGBT bookstore in the world, needs some help....more
Texas book publisher Deep Vellum Books has found a partner to keep the publisher’s bookstore operational and now plans a grand opening for the store, a year after soft opening.
The Lit Bar will become Bronx, New York’s first independent bookstore and offer wine and cocktails too....more
One of the missing Hong Kong booksellers has been returned, and gave a speech warning about the power of China’s central government and the waning independence of Hong Kong.
Tiny, the cat that lives in Brooklyn’s Community Bookstore, had a big adventure in the city—he disappeared, causing panic among the store’s employees, before deciding to return....more
Livraria Folha Seca in Rio de Janeiro was told that a sign about two-time medalist Adhemar Ferreira Silva, who passed away in 2001, violated the Olympic Committee’s advertising policies.
Reuters attempts to answer why millennials love buying books.
Inmates from Two Bridges Jail are helping the Wiscasset, Maine public library build bookshelves for a used bookstore....more
Publisher HarperCollins has plans to aid new independent bookstores with a development program in the form of discounts and grants.
American Bookstore Association members, a trade organization for independent booksellers, reports continued growth in membership for seven straight years, with more than 1,700 members....more
An Estonian bookstore is removing Russian propaganda from its shelves after a request from Ukraine.
The Observer shares some photos of The Ripped Bodice, the first all-romance bookstore in the US that opened in Los Angeles last month....more
The Bookworm Omaha is the only official bookseller at the annual Berkshire Hathaway shareholder meeting, and Warren Buffett personally approves the books sold at the event....more
Tomorrow, Independent Bookstore Day will mark its second year of celebrating independent bookstores nationwide, with literary parties around the country. In cities and towns throughout the country, participating independent bookstores will host unique literary parties, including readings, raffles, scavenger hunts, story times, music, food trucks, and literary trivia....more
Independent bookstores are thriving because many are adapting technology and learning how to better serve their local community.
A stunning new bookstore has opened in eastern China with dazzling displays and whimsical architecture.
Bookstores in Barcelona are adapting as Spain deals with a shrinking economy....more
A bookstore in mafia-controlled Sicily refuses to stock a book by the son of a jailed mafia “boss of bosses,” Totò Riina.
P.S.Bookshop, a used bookstore in Brooklyn’s DUMBO neighborhood, is finally closing after a year-long struggle with higher rent.
Arabic bookstores in Istanbul provide support networks for Syrian refugees....more
A charity bookstore in Swansea, Wales, had so many copies of Fifty Shades of Gray that the store built a fort.
A Georgia store needs a superhero after more than $200,000 worth of comic books were stolen....more
A Buffalo bookstore owner was the target of an FBI investigation for more than two years, and now he wants to know why.
San Francisco’s Castro neighborhood will not, after all, be a bookstore-free zone....more
One Moore Books in Monrovia, Liberia, plans on publishing books aimed at children. The shop was founded by thirty-year-old Wayétu Moore, who fled Liberia as a refugee at the age of five.
Three years ago, Jenny Milchman launched Take Your Child to a Bookstore Day with the goal of getting children who ordinarily don’t have access to books into stores....more
How much of the world has Amazon taken over? The Guardian talks with University Book Store and Elliott Bay Book Company in Seattle, two independent bookstores, the former located less than a mile away from Amazon Books:
…manager Tracy Taylor pointed out that many Elliott Bay customers are in fact Amazon employees.
If you ever wanted to own one of the nation’s oldest bookstores, now’s your chance. Otto Bookstore in Williamsport, Pennsylvania has been operating since 1841, but the 81-year-old proprietor is in the market to sell.
The Oregonian names Portland’s 10 best bookstores, and world-famous Powell’s didn’t make the cut....more
A Saudi Arabian bookstore chain has removed Donald Trump’s book from its shelves because of offensive comments the real estate developer and reality television star has made during his presidential campaign.
A bookstore in Saratoga Springs bookstore found itself the target of a ranting man who threatened to put the shop out of business for displaying an illustrated copy of the Qur’an....more