Posts Tagged: independent bookstores
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
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....more
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.
Barnes & Noble wants to build smaller stores with more coffee and alcohol to compete with independent stores that serve as community centers....more
A state run bookstore in Shanghai is ripping out pages from Webster’s Dictionary that include a reference to Taiwan.
The Dallas Morning News checks in with Deep Vellum Books, the bookstore offshoot of Deep Vellum Publishing that owner Will Evans sought a business partner to keep going....more
Baby Boomers are finding bookstore ownership offers an enticing second career.
The Internet, once a threat, could save independent bookstores.
A ninety-year-old man runs bookstore in Suzhou, China that he inherited from his grandfather.
The Community Bookstore in Brooklyn has finally closed after the owner sold the building last year....more
The Feminist Bookstore made famous by Portlandia has kicked the show out, saying the show “throws trans femmes under the bus.”
Specialty bookstores are finding that filling a niche is often the best way to survive the onslaught of online competition....more
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