A bookstore owner’s petition to make Harriet Tubman Day a federal holiday is almost at 8,000 signatures.

A worthy cause for you this Thursday: a bookstore owner’s petition to make Harriet Tubman Day a federal holiday (and the first federal holiday named for an American woman) is at nearly 8,000 signatures, and you can add your name here. The petition was created by Jeannine Cook, owner of Harriet’s Bookshop, a Philadelphia-based bookstore […] Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2022-05-05 16:26:12 UTC ]
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A bookstore owner’s petition to make Harriet Tubman Day a federal holiday is almost at 8,000 signatures.

A worthy cause for you this Thursday: a bookstore owner’s petition to make Harriet Tubman Day a federal holiday (and the first federal holiday named for an American woman) is at nearly 8,000 signatures, and you can add your name here. The petition was created by Jeannine Cook, owner of Harriet’s... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2022-05-05 16:26:12 UTC ]
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8 Mystery/Thriller Novels to Make You Ask When Libraries and Bookstores Got So Sus

We know and love the magic and power of the library and the bookstore. But...what happens when things go sideways in them? Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2022-07-15 10:38:00 UTC ]
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Meet the bookstore owner behind National Black Literacy Day.

Chicago’s only Black woman-owned bookstore opened in the summer of 2019. Over the past two years, Semicolon has served as a vital and vibrant cultural hub and gallery space. Last summer, as the coronavirus began to tear through our country and small businesses had to close their doors, Semicolon... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2021-02-12 16:25:48 UTC ]
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Stores Making Covid-19 Independent Bookstore Day Adjustments

Independent Bookstore Day is going to be a quite different celebration of books and authors this year. While some bookstores are organizing hybrid festivities, at least one is holding a completely virtual event. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-08-27 04:00:00 UTC ]
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‘We can’t afford it’; Daunt hits back at real living wage campaign as petition approaches 8,000

Waterstones m.d. James Daunt has warned the business cannot afford to pay the real living wage to its most junior staff and increase the pay of its most experienced booksellers, as nearly 8,000 people backed the campaign calling for the rise.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-03-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Independent Bookstore Day 2018: It's A Holiday

More than 500 Indie bookstores in 48 states are preparing to make this year's Independent Bookstore Day on April 28 the biggest and most exuberant celebration of indie bookselling yet. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-04-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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From paying the bills, to £2,000 a day: making a killing from self-publishing

Her Last Tomorrow, Adam Croft’s latest DIY thriller, lifted his bedroom business into the sales stratosphere. He talks about paying off his mortgage in weeks and why he’s fine with publishers being ‘sniffy’“Could you murder your wife to save your daughter?” That’s the hook for a novel that has... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2016-06-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Society of Authors short story petition gains 5,000 signatures

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Wed, 27/07/2011 - 07:20 The Society of Authors' petition against the cuts to BBC Radio 4's short story programming has now amassed over 5,000 signatures. SoA general secretary Nicola Solomon and assistant general secretary Jo McCrum will present... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-07-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Independent bookstore owner invests in online bookstore famous for destroying independent bookstores.

Nancy Bass Wyden, owner of New York City’s Strand Bookstore—one of the largest independent bookstores in the country—purchased stock in Amazon three times between April 6 and May 1, totaling somewhere between $115,000 and $250,000, according to Barron’s. If you’ll recall this was a time period... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-06-05 16:29:38 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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Indie Bookstore Day returns, celebrating local bookstores as sanctuaries

Independent Bookstore Day returns April 29 for a day of reader solidarity, or, in the words of one local participant, Skylight Books, “Today we all bleed indie!” Launched in California in 2014, Independent Bookstore Day has since gone national — this year’s list of participants boasts 458... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2017-04-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Children’s Bookstore Makes the Shortlist for PW Bookstore of the Year

For the first time in the nearly 25-year history of the PW Bookstore of the Year Awards, a children’s only bookstore, Wild Rumpus in Minneapolis, was named one of five finalists. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-01-31 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Independent Bookstore Day 2024: 'An Indie Bookseller's Christmas'

For this year's Independent Bookstore Day, held on April 27, hundreds of indies across the country extended their celebration across the entire weekend as crowds crawled from one shop to the next, snapping up books. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2024-04-29 04:00:00 UTC ]
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East Coast, Southern, and Chain Bookstores Report Strong Holiday Sales

Stores on the East Coast, in the South, and two chains, Half-Price Books and Kinokuniya, reported strong sales over the holidays and through much of 2023. Romantasy, prize winners and nominees, and books promoted on social media continue to dominate. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2024-01-11 05:00:00 UTC ]
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The Holiday Season Looks Promising for Indie Bookstores

Independent bookstores saw steady sales over the shopping spree that increasingly characterizes the three days after Thanksgiving, which brought with them a much-needed confidence boost for booksellers going into the holiday season. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-12-01 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Hicklebee's Bookstore Gets New Owner

San Jose children's bookstore Hicklebee's has a new owner for the first time since its founding in 1979. As of midnight on October 31, sisters Monica Holmes and Valerie Lewis are handing the reins to Laura Gahrahmat, a newcomer to bookselling. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-10-31 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Along Utah’s Wasatch Front, LGBTQ Bookstores Make a Statement

The King's English Bookshop in Salt Lake City doubles down on supporting Drag Story Hours following a bomb threat, and is preparing to launch a new venture, Mosaics Community Bookstore and Venue. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-10-19 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon's Fire HD 8 tablet drops to $60 in early October Prime Day sale

Amazon has kicked off a new Fire tablet sale ahead of its Prime Big Deal Days event later this month. The discounts include the Fire HD 8 down to $60, the Fire HD 8 Plus for $70, the Fire Max 11 for $150, the previous-generation Fire HD 10 for $75 and the Fire 7 for $40,... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2023-10-02 07:45:36 UTC ]
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