Greenlight Bookstores in Brooklyn Unionize

A total of 39 employees at two locations of Greenlight Bookstore and one location of Yours Truly, Brooklyn, a stationery store, all located in Brooklyn, N.Y., have voted to join the Retail, Wholesale, and Department Store Union. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-08-17 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Greenlight Bookstores in Brooklyn Unionize

A total of 39 employees at two locations of Greenlight Bookstore and one location of Yours Truly, Brooklyn, a stationery store, all located in Brooklyn, N.Y., have voted to join the Retail, Wholesale, and Department Store Union. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-08-17 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Greenlight Bookstore to Shutter Location in Flatbush, Brooklyn

After more than 6 years in business, co-owner Jessica Stockton-Bagnulo announced that the location will permanently close on May 14, 2023. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Brooklyn's Greenlight Bookstore to Open Second Location

The six-year-old bookstore in the borough's Fort Greene neighborhood is branching out with a 2,100 sq. ft. location in nearby Prospect Lefferts Gardens. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Love Your Bookstore: Greenlight Bookstore

For this year's Love Your Bookstore Challenge, the staff at Brooklyn's Greenlight Bookstore share their colorful and varied must-read titles. The post Love Your Bookstore: Greenlight Bookstore appeared first on The Millions. Continue reading at The Millions

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South Brooklyn Bookstores Adapt to Community Needs

A growing crop of indie booksellers in the area are aiming to be multipurpose spaces for their neighborhoods. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Barnes & Noble Workers at Main Brooklyn Store Join Union

After an 88% vote in favor of unionization, the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union will represent more than 30 workers at the store when contract negotiations commence this year. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Bookstore Unions Gain Ground

Over the past two years, pandemic stress and uncertainty have led to a wave of organizing efforts at bookstores around the country. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Greenlight Bookstore Co-Owner Rebecca Fitting Steps Back

Rebecca Fitting, co-owner of Brooklyn’s Greenlight Bookstore, is leaving the store she cofounded with Jessica Stockton-Bagnulo 12 years ago, and has sold her stake in the business to Stockton-Bagnulo. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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How Bookstore Unions Are Stepping Up

No single event has wiped out more bookselling jobs in the modern era than the Covid-19 pandemic. Few booksellers have any job protections—that is, unless they have a union. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Greenlight Bookstore is pledging to improve treatment of Black employees and customers.

The owners of Greenlight Bookstore, which has two Brooklyn locations, came forward this week to take responsibility for “negative experiences of Black customers and employees in our stores” with a commitment to improving. In an open letter published Wednesday, co-owners Rebecca Fitting and... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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The employees at iconic NYC bookstore McNally Jackson have voted to unionize.

Earlier today, the employees of the New York City-based indie bookshop McNally Jackson voted to join the Retail, Wholesale, and Department Store Union (RWDSU). RWDSU President Stuart Appelbaum says, “We’re proud to welcome the workers of McNally Jackson into our union. Tonight, they showed that... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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Emma Straub to Open a Bookstore in Brooklyn

After learning that her neighborhood bookstore in Brooklyn, BookCourt, will close December 31, bestselling author Emma Straub announced she and her husband plan to open Books Are Magic next spring in the same area. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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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

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PW Bookstore of the Year 2024 Finalist: Medicine for Nightmares Bookstore and Gallery

Cofounded in Calle 24, San Francisco’s Latino cultural district, in 2021, the bookstore specializes in radical literature, poetry, and Spanish-language titles, and embodies the Mission District’s storied revolutionary spirit. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Workers at Barnes & Noble in Manhattan's Union Square vote to unionize, continuing trend

Workers at the Barnes & Noble in Manhattan’s Union Square, one of the retail chain’s signature stores, have voted to unionize Continue reading at ABC News

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HarperCollins Addresses Stalled Union Negotiations, Union Responds

In an open letter to agents and authors, CEO Brian Murray wrote that he feels "we owe you a response" and wanted to "share some additional background" about the state of the company's negotiations with its unionized employees. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Bookstore Spotlight: White Whale Bookstore

We talk with Jill and Adlai Yeomans, owners of White Whale Bookstore in Pittsburgh, Pa., which focuses on literary fiction. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Politics and Prose employees moved to unionize—then the store owners hired an anti-union law firm.

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