Help unemployed booksellers, shop here: The Bookstore at the End of the World

We’ve already brought your attention to the ways you can help bookstores (and bookstore workers) during the coronavirus pandemic, and here’s another one: a collective of recently laid-off booksellers has started an online storefront at Bookshop.org (in case you missed it, Bookshop is the new online book-shopping alternative to Amazon—it’s in the name, people.) According […] Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-03-25 15:14:23 UTC ]
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Unemployed NYC Booksellers Launch Online Bookstore

More than a dozen out-of-work booksellers in New York City have launched The Bookstore at the End of the World on Bookshop.org, to "make money doing what they do best." Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-03-25 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Bookselling at the End of the World

On the afternoon of Wednesday, March 18, 2020 I stood in an empty bookstore and cried. A friend had just sent a congratulatory text with a picture from the April issue of Alta Magazine. My wife and I were interviewed a few months ago for a profile of Point Reyes Books, the bookstore we’ve owned […] Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-03-20 08:49:38 UTC ]
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Riots Continue to Affect Twin Cities Shops and Bookstores

A second night of rioting in Minneapolis/St. Paul continues to affect booksellers located in the areas that have become scenes of violence. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-05-29 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Essential end-of-the-world reading list offers a glimpse of the abyss

Emily St. John Mandel, Susan Orlean, T.C Boyle, Marlon James and others share apocalypse reading picks. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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The only thing better than books is bookstore t-shirts that support booksellers.

It’s not a particularly hopeful time for literally anyone right now (unless maybe you’re getting a $1.7 million tax break?) but that doesn’t mean we should stop trying to help people whenever we can. I’m getting pretty tired of washing my clothes in the bathtub and have been sorely tempted to... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-04-17 15:09:39 UTC ]
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Libro.fm to Hire 10 Unemployed Booksellers

Libro.fm is hiring 10 booksellers from the ranks of those who were laid off due to the new coronavirus crisis as part of a special month-long project. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-04-05 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Bookselling in lockdown: education titles surge as UK shops are shuttered

Exclusive data from Blackwell’s, Waterstones and Bookstat reveal that, with most UK readers housebound, educational titles, escapist fiction and soothing self-help is much in demand Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Friend of booksellers James Patterson will donate $500,000 to indie bookstores.

James Patterson has a long history of helping independent bookstores. In in 2014, he donated $1 million to indie bookstores, and staring in 2015, his Holiday Bonus program has given payments between $500 and $5,000 to bookstore employees each year. Now, as bookstores struggle to keep afloat... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-04-03 14:23:07 UTC ]
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Strand Bookstore Lays Off 188 Booksellers

The Strand bookstore confirmed Sunday that 188 employees, the majority of the bookstore’s staff, have been let go in the wake of the Covid-19 outbreak. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-03-22 04:00:00 UTC ]
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When Libraries Close, It Feels Like the End of the World

We're still early in this new coronavirus crisis, but it's not too early to think about what we want—and what we'll need—for our libraries in the future. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-03-20 04:00:00 UTC ]
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With help from kids, a 90-year-old Sri Lankan author set a new world record for alternate endings.

If you thought the Choose Your Own Adventure books were magical, one Sri Lankan children’s book author might be up your alley. Sybil Wettasinghe, the 90-year-old author of The Umbrella Thief, a classic children’s book in Sri Lanka, set a new Guinness World Record yesterday with the publication... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-03-06 19:45:46 UTC ]
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In Jenny Offill’s ‘Weather,’ the end of the world is only part of the problem

The real question at the heart of this novel is how a woman is supposed to prepare for the apocalypse when everyday life is so maddening. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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The World of 'Watchmen' Ended Twice This Week

Two sequels to the classic comic book series came to a conclusion just days apart—one more successfully than the other. Continue reading at Wired

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Booksellers Offer Promos for Holiday Shopping Kickoff

Store owners from BXsellers, PW's bookstore Facebook group, are prepping special promotions for Black Friday and Small Business Saturday, focusing on loyalty discounts and gift card bonuses. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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This is how the world ends, not with a bang but a tweet: Sports Media Brief

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The (Surprisingly) Small World of Bookselling (shelftalker)

A bookseller says goodbye to a colleague and reflects on the ways industry relationships come back around. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Bookseller Options in the Post-B&T Retail World

If you’re a bookseller, you’re probably looking to figure out the best way to keep books coming in following Baker & Taylor's withdrawal from retail wholesale. Here are your options. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Booksellers Announce First Annual Romance Bookstore Day

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Booksellers Announce First Annual Bookstore Romance Day

As independent bookstores continue to deepen their ties with romance readers, a group of enthusiast booksellers has announced the first Bookstore Romance Day to be held on August 17, 2019. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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