Posts Tagged: seoul

This Week in Indie Bookstores

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Kaitlyn Tiffany tried to buy a Father’s Day gift at Amazon’s new real world store. A rare bookstore in London, known as a favorite of Queen Elizabeth, has found a new home in a stunning townhouse. Despite a huge number of new books and voracious readers, Japan’s bookstores keep closing.

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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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Seattle readers apparently like to drink while browsing for books. 13 million Italians live in municipalities without a bookstore. The LA Times attempts to figure out what Amazon’s first store in New York City will mean for the Strand. Seoul, South Korea, now has an employee-free bookstore.

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This Week in Indie Bookstores

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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. A fascist bookstore in Florence, Italy received a special delivery—a bomb. The […]

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This Week in Indie Bookstores

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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. Fišer bookstore, a Prague institution since the 1930s, is closing. Korea’s oldest bookstore closed fourteen years ago, but Jongno Books is set to reopen in Seoul.

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The Read Along: Christina Nichol

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Christina Nichol, author of Waiting for the Electricity, takes a deep dive into Korean literature and catches up on some classics of anthropology and psychology.

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