Posts Tagged: indie bookstore

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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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. That said, Powell’s is expanding, so maybe the famous […]

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This Week in Indie Bookstores

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James Patterson is giving away $2,000,000 in holiday bonuses to bookstore workers and libraries. An adults-only sex shop in Anchorage, Alaska is getting remade into an indie bookstore. Philadelphia’s Hakim’s Bookstore, a landmark African-American shop, is a small business on the brink of closure. Now, there is a call to help save the store. A […]

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The Rumpus Interview with Jamie Kornegay

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Novelist Jamie Kornegay talks about his debut, Soil, life in Mississippi, writing humor effectively, and the geography of isolation.

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Summer Reading List

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If you’re looking for independent bookstores to visit on your Southern road trip—or, in the absence of a road trip, want to know what Southern booksellers are reading this summer—then check out this interview with five Southern indie bookshop owners. Read up!

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Indie Bookstores Win Amazon/Hachette War

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The ongoing battle between Amazon and Hachette has been a boon for independent booksellers. Hachette’s refusal to capitulate to Amazon’s demands has meant that big-name books, like J.K. Rowling’s latest mystery The Silkworm (published under the pen name Robert Galbraith), can’t be pre-ordered from the online giant. According to the New York Times, Seattle indie bookseller Third […]

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Wimpy Bookstore with Strong Ideas

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How does a child experience a book? It’s such a different experience reading on a tablet or a smartphone. A physical book has a heft, a permanence that you don’t get digitally. So our hope is that the bookstore will remain a vital, important part of communities across the country and the world. Diary of […]

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