How America’s Oldest Bookstore Has Survived Across the Centuries

The tale of the Moravian Book Shop isn’t straight-forward. Founded in 1745, in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, it’s said to be the oldest continuously-running bookstore in America, yet it’s largely under the radar. It’s not a grande dame to whom homage must be paid; it’s never been the epicenter for new literary movements; nor was it a […] Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

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Column: America's oldest children's bookstore is struggling in the pandemic. But there's hope

Jimmy Fallon, local authors and devoted regulars are rallying to help Once Upon a Time in Montrose — the country's oldest kids' bookstore — survive the pandemic that has destroyed so many small businesses. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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Future Uncertain for America's Oldest Independent Bookstore

The Andover Bookstores, America’s oldest continuously operated independent bookstore, is turning to customers to help ensure its doors will open again when the new coronavirus passes. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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5 Indie Bookstores That Started Book Subscriptions or Personalized Care Packages to Survive the Pandemic

A round up of independent bookstore subscription services and care packages created to help these indies survive the pandemic. Continue reading at Book Riot

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Amid a virus surge and government repression, Hong Kong’s oldest bookstore is closing.

I know that fingers can’t “plod,” but that is what they are doing now, delivering upsetting news that encapsulates this shitty year. As Hong Kong teeters on the edge of a serious coronavirus outbreak and democratic institutions continue losing a war of attrition with the Chinese government, the... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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Independent bookstores survived the rise of online retail. Coronavirus poses bigger challenges.

Indie bookstores thrive on being part of a community. Now, they’re taking desperate action to stay in business amid “social distancing.” Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Behind the Counter at America’s Smallest Indie Bookstores

A small shop on sleepy Main Street with books warmly displayed from floor to ceiling. That's indie bookselling for you, right? Hardly. The realities of day-to-day business are vastly more complex and challenging. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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How can libraries survive and thrive in the 21st century?

Rob Wilson on how the government wants local authorities to think differently about public libraries. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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One of the Country’s Oldest Bookstores to Stay in the Family

With no serious buyers in sight after nearly a year on the market, the 175-year-old Otto Bookstore in Williamsport, Pa., is likely being passed from 82-year-old Betsy Rider to her son, Tom. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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‘Bookstores Struggle To Survive’: Poland’s Magdalena Dębowska

Representing translation rights for contemporary Polish literature and co-owning a publishing house, Magdalena Dębowska worries that readership in Poland 'is at an historic low.' The post ‘Bookstores Struggle To Survive’: Poland’s Magdalena Dębowska appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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One of the Country’s Oldest Bookstores for Sale

Otto Bookstore in Williamsport, Pa., one of the oldest continuously operating bookstores in the U.S., is on the market. Owner Betsy Rider, age 81, is ready to retire. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Page One’s 21st-Century Asian Bookstore Strategy

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The letter of gratitude Salman Rushdie wrote to independent bookstores has been made into a poster that will be hung in some stores. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

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