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The Joy and Privilege of Growing Up in an Indie Bookstore

There are only about 2,000 or so independent bookstores in the United States, and I was lucky enough to grow up in one of them. In 1972, when books sold for around 75 cents, my mother Susan Little was a young hippie living in Newburyport, Massachusetts. She worked at the local bar, slinging... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2021-04-06 08:53:37 UTC ]
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PRH Starts Extended Payment Plan for Indie Bookstores

Penguin Random House will allow independent bookstores in the United States to take an additional month to pay their invoices to the publisher, the company announced on Wednesday. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-03-24 04:00:00 UTC ]
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12 new books to get from your local bookstore today.

In the mood for a little holiday shopping? You know what they say: November is the new December! Who says that? Independent bookstores that need your support now! So here are a dozen new books hitting shelves today. Go forth! * Ernest Cline, Ready Player Two (Ballantine) “This sequel, nine years... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-11-24 12:39:52 UTC ]
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Read one bookstore owner’s impassioned call to help all independent bookstores.

As COVID cases surge to record numbers and Republicans flirt with a paper coup the future of the nation’s bookstores remains perilous. Yes, we all have a lot to worry about—but if you care about that unwieldy, amorphous thing called literary culture, please spare a moment (or a dollar) to... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-11-10 16:14:32 UTC ]
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The new COVID trend? Apparently, it’s buying rare books.

Ah, tradition! Just as Shakespeare wrote King Lear in quarantine, in this quarantine, rich people are buying copies of King Lear for $10,000,000. While independent bookstores are struggling during COVID—according to the American Booksellers Association, more than one independent bookstore has... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-11-09 17:44:18 UTC ]
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The 19 best books ‘Fast Company’ staffers read during quarantine—and the indie bookstores where you can buy them

Independent bookstores are hurting as shoppers stay online. Pick up one of our staff picks to support bookstores throughout the U.S. Whether you’re diving into an engrossing period drama, reading up on the history of protests or pandemics, or escaping into a fantastical world, chances are you’ve... Continue reading at 'Fast Company'

[ Fast Company | 2020-11-06 16:00:54 UTC ]
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Op-Ed: Buy from your independent bookstore now — or you may never be able to again

Vroman's Bookstore is just one of many independent bookstores in danger of closing as a result of the pandemic. It's not too late to save them. Continue reading at 'Los Angeles Times'

[ Los Angeles Times | 2020-10-05 10:00:03 UTC ]
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HBG Launches Indie Bookstore Assistance Program

Hachette Book Group is launching a new program to assist in the reopening of independent bookstores. The program is intended to help stores recover from the impact of Covid-19 on their businesses, as well as to aid them in reopening. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-05-18 04:00:00 UTC ]
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5 Debut Novels to Listen To in Quarantine

With the coronavirus pandemic keeping us indoors, early numbers suggest a surge in book sales. Audio and eBooks in particular have seen a sudden rise. It has also been a tough time for bookstores. Independent bookstores have had to move online, many offering free shipping to compete with Amazon... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-04-28 08:48:50 UTC ]
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A new app has details on how to support 600 independent bookstores right now.

The plight of independent bookstores during the coronavirus pandemic has brought an outpouring of public support—but, along with it, an often-overwhelming deluge of messaging about whom to support and how. A new app, Save Your Bookstore, is trying to pull more of it together in one place. Save... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-04-09 16:59:54 UTC ]
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Online Bookstore for Indies Reaches a New Milestone

Bookshop.org has reached a new milestone in generating revenue for independent bookstores. Continue reading at 'Book Riot'

[ Book Riot | 2020-03-31 20:01:01 UTC ]
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Bookshop.org to share 30 percent of each purchase with bookstores impacted by coronavirus shutdowns.

Bookshop.org, an alternative to Amazon that shares proceeds from book sales with independent bookstores, will give more money to those stores in response to the coronavirus pandemic and its impact on small businesses. Bookshop announced today that it would increase bookstore partners’ affiliate... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-03-18 15:09:12 UTC ]
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ABA Updates Booksellers on Coronavirus Response

In an email to member stores Tuesday afternoon, the American Booksellers Association announced steps that it is taking to respond to the needs of independent bookstores and ABA staff amid growing concerns about the new coronavirus. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-03-11 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Indie US booksellers aren’t going down without a fight

When Amazon accounts for at least 40% if not half of US book sales, independent bookstores in the US are looking to stay afloat using a combination of innovation, mobility, as well as a little taste of Amazon’s own medicine.  Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2020-02-27 23:06:03 UTC ]
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Here’s why you should preorder all your books from independent bookstores.

Who doesn’t love an independent bookshop? Think of the Shop Around the Corner in You’ve Got Mail! Think of the Travel Book Co. in Notting Hill! Embryo Concepts in Funny Face! Black Books from the British sitcom of the same name! Think of the real brick-and-mortar bookshop in your own community.... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2019-11-08 19:34:19 UTC ]
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Fires and power outages plague California indie booksellers.

As the wildfire situation in California worsens—with power outages, road closures, red flag warnings, and mandatory evacuations occurring throughout the state—several independent bookstores have been forced to reduce operating hours, cancel events, and in some cases even close their doors... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2019-10-30 17:00:29 UTC ]
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School & Library Spotlight Fall 2019: Indies Support Title 1 Schools

Literacy efforts flourish in the partnership between independent bookstores and schools serving low-income students. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-08-16 04:00:00 UTC ]
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CI7: Bookselling Resurgence in the ‘Burgh

Pittsburgh, a city known for its three rivers, has been gaining recognition for its growing number of independent bookstores. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-06-14 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Once a book selling giant, Barnes & Noble sold to hedge fund

The one-time bookselling giant is being acquired by a hedge fund for $476 million. The national chain that many blamed for the demise of independent bookstores has been ravaged by Am…; and other... To view the full story, click the title link. Continue reading at 'Crains New York'

[ Crains New York | 2019-06-07 15:58:20 UTC ]
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NAIBA Booksellers Talk Education, Health Care, and the Bottom Line

New Atlantic Independent Booksellers Association members gathered in Baltimore on April 25 for discussions about bookseller education, health care, and finances for independent bookstores across the region. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-04-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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