Book Depository is coming to Australia – but there's nothing like a local bookshop

While the Amazon-owned online retailer’s first major step into Australia means more competition, it’s not all doom and gloom for independent booksellersHead down Brunswick Street in Fitzroy and walk towards the neon lights until you see the words “Totally Weird Shit” on an awning. Walk through the doors and you enter one of the most subversive and strangely delightful bookshops in Australia.Since 1985, Polyester has sold books with a punk sensibility, including a wide range of bizarro Manga comics. But as Brunswick Street goes alternative-lite, making room for artificially distressed cafes and expensive ‘vintage’ clothing stores, Polyester announced this week that it is turning off its neon lights for good.Polyester Books is closing. The anaesthetisation of Fitzroy is almost complete. Related: Weird and wonderful bookshops worldwide – in pictures Related: Amazon plans to open hundreds of bookstores, mall operator says Related: 10 independent bookshops you should visit worldwide: our readers recommend Continue reading... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2016-02-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Saturday is Love your Bookshop Day. 5 reasons why readers keep coming back to independent book stores

We interviewed booksellers about their experience of the pandemic and their customers. Continue reading at The Conversation

[ The Conversation | 2021-10-07 05:14:45 UTC ]
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The Book Depository expands in Australia

Amazon-owned online retailer the Book Depository is to expand in Australia, adding more than 25,000 titles to its offer. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2016-02-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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New L.A. book fair LitLit comes to Hauser & Wirth presented by L.A. Review of Books

Book lovers! Sign up for the new L.A. Times Book Club for upcoming author events » The Los Angeles Review of Books and Hauser & Wirth Publishers are bringing a brand-new book fair to Los Angeles next month. LitLit, the Little Literary Fair, will premiere July 20 and 21 at Hauser &... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2019-06-25 17:30:00 UTC ]
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Books: A teen reviews '#Neveragain,' a World War II tragedy comes to life and more book news

Welcome to the Books newsletter! I’m books editor Carolyn Kellogg, writing my last newsletter from our Spring Street address — next Friday we’ll be packing up for our new digs in El Segundo. THE BIG STORY When I saw that Parkland, Fla., shooting survivors David Hogg and his sister Lauren Hogg had... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2018-07-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Lithuania’s ‘Day of the Book Smugglers’ Comes to the UK Ahead of London Book Fair

Taking to the streets on Lithuania's annual 'Day of the Book Smugglers,' a team of fashionable book 'smugglers' delivered Lithuanian writings to agents' offices, publishing houses, and media newsrooms ahead of London Book Fair's Market Focus on the Baltics. The post Lithuania’s ‘Day of the Book... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2018-03-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The Book Hive teams with local book club to fight Trump 'threat'

The Book Hive in Norwich has teamed up with a local book club to help spread opposition to Donald Trump through literature.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-02-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Taipei Book Fair 2016: Adult Coloring Books a Local Craze

This year's Taipei fair highlighted shifting interest for local readers who are now more interested in history, democracy, capitalism...and adult coloring books. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-02-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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How did our national parks come to be? A new book explores their rocky start.

Dennis Drabelle’s “The Power of Scenery” chronicles Frederick Law Olmsted’s role in creating gems like Yosemite Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2021-10-29 11:00:00 UTC ]
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The Brooklyn Book Festival Comes Back

On a warm and sunny Sunday outside Borough Hall in Downtown Brooklyn, this year's Brooklyn Book Festival—back in person after a one-year hiatus due to the pandemic—returned to the borough and to the delight of publishers and the reading public alike. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-10-04 04:00:00 UTC ]
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11 New Books Coming in August

Buzzy new novels from Alexandra Kleeman, Leila Slimani and Stephen King, Billie Jean King’s memoir and plenty more. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2021-07-28 17:14:59 UTC ]
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Kelly Ripa's First Book, 'Live Wire,' Is Coming Next Year

The essay collection will show what “really makes her tick” as she writes about marriage, motherhood and her career in show business. Continue reading at The Huffington Post

[ The Huffington Post | 2021-07-20 13:34:18 UTC ]
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Hungary fines bookshop chain over picture book depicting LGBT families

Líra Könyv made to pay £600 for failing to clearly indicate the story featured ‘a family that is different than a normal family’A bookshop chain in Hungary has been fined for selling a children’s story depicting a day in the life of a child with same-sex parents, with officials condemning the... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2021-07-08 12:09:32 UTC ]
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A Better Way to Produce Books Locally and Fulfill Global Demand: Spotlight on HP Publishing Solutions

Through its global print partner network, HP offers publishers a more economic, sustainable, and resilient way to do business. (Sponsored) Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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U.S. Book Show: Keanu Reeves Comes for Comics

Keanu Reeves discusses his comic book debut, 'BRZRKR,' with his collaborators, writer Matt Kindt and illustrator Ron Garney. The series tells the epic tale of B., a demigod with a curse for violence. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-05-25 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Hera Books picks up Walters series set in crime fiction bookshop

Hera Books has acquired The Dedley End Mysteries, a new "cosy crime" series by Victoria Walters. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-05-03 20:44:59 UTC ]
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15 new books to get from your local indie this week.

Is there anything better than (safe, socially distanced, double masked, sanitized) browsing at your local indie? I was having the crumbiest day the other day, and I passed by my local bookstore (the Greenlight on Flatbush, if you know it) as I was running errands. Well, I couldn’t not go in.... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2021-02-09 13:30:25 UTC ]
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Scottish bookshops keep click and collect option as Sturgeon brands books 'essential'

Bookshops in Scotland will still be able to offer click and collect services despite a toughening of coronavirus restrictions, with Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon branding books “essential items”. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-01-13 21:17:15 UTC ]
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Jason Reynolds bought up all his own books from local DC bookstores and gave them to readers.

Jason Reynolds: two-time National Book Award finalist, TIME 100 Next honoree, and, apparently, real-life angel. Yesterday, for Giving Tuesday, the Look Both Ways and Ghost author let us know via Twitter that he’d bought the entire inventory of his books from local bookstores across DC, so... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-12-03 18:19:56 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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