How Indie Bookstores Fought Their Way Back

Taking a look at how the indie boom happened in the age of multi-floor bookstore chains and Amazon’s 2-day shipping. Continue reading at 'Book Riot'

[ Book Riot | 2020-04-27 10:34:51 UTC ]
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Should More Top Authors Give Back to Indie Bookstores?

Love him or hate him, you can't fault James Patterson for his generosity, as he's giving some $1 million of his money back to independent bookstores. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2014-02-24 00:00:00 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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Mission-Driven Indie Bookstores Drop J.K. Rowling's Books

Three mission-driven indie bookstores well-known for their commitment to social justice have ceased stocking books written by J.K. Rowling, accusing the Harry Potter author of promoting hatred towards transgender people. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-07-03 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Indie bookstore Tattered Cover thinks speaking out is “a slippery slope.” Twitter does not agree.

On Saturday, Denver’s beloved independent bookstore Tattered Cover released a statement “about recent events,” asserting their support for Black Lives Matter, but also defending their silence and explaining that to align the bookstore with any “public debate” is a “slippery slope.” Bookstore... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-06-08 13:56:08 UTC ]
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Minneapolis Indie Bookstores Weather Riots

Two Minneapolis indie bookstores on the city blocks most torn apart by the protests on Wednesday evening that continued into the early morning hours on Thursday have so far escaped unscathed. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-05-28 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Macmillan Launches Indie Bookstore Assistance Program

Macmillan Publishers will issue promotional terms intended to help independent bookstores recover from what it calls "the significant and calamitous impacts of Covid-19 on the channel." Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-05-20 04:00:00 UTC ]
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HBG Launches Indie Bookstore Assistance Program

Hachette Book Group is launching a new program to assist in the reopening of independent bookstores. The program is intended to help stores recover from the impact of Covid-19 on their businesses, as well as to aid them in reopening. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-05-18 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Now you can use your favorite indie bookstore as your Zoom background.

Wish you could visit your favorite indie bookstore right now? For the next best thing (sort of), Lookout Books has partnered with a handful of beloved indie bookstores to bring you, Zoom users (as we all are now), free virtual backgrounds of their stores. The purpose of these backgrounds can be... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-04-29 15:24:21 UTC ]
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Support Indie Bookstores Without Leaving Your Home

For the past six years, Independent Bookstore Day—billed as a “one-day national party that takes place at indie bookstores across the country”—has taken place on the last Saturday of April. (That’s tomorrow!) It’s usually a fun, light-hearted, occasionally raucous spring day where book lovers go... Continue reading at Electric Literature

[ Electric Literature | 2020-04-24 11:00:00 UTC ]
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Indie Bookstores Report Problems with GoFundMe Disbursements

Several indie bookstores that launched GoFundMe campaigns in March are reporting that the funds raised on that platform are not being disbursed to them as promised, despite repeated inquiries. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-04-13 04:00:00 UTC ]
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‘We’re just doing our best to adapt’: Emma Straub on running an indie bookstore amid coronavirus

The best-selling author and co-owner of Books Are Magic discusses how her store is weathering the crisis while supporting writers, staff, and other bookstores. For years, independent bookstores fought to stay in business in the face of big box stores and Amazon’s unstoppable growth. Now, they... Continue reading at Fast Company

[ Fast Company | 2020-04-10 10:30:03 UTC ]
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How An Indie Bookstore Keeps Fighting On

Flyleaf Books’ owner reflects on running an "essential" business during a crisis. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-04-10 04:00:00 UTC ]
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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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This app lets you find indie bookstores to support through the coronavirus shutdowns

Save Your Bookstore points you to the best way to get cash to shuttered booksellers near you. As COVID-19 has forced small bookstores to close, many are wondering how they’ll survive—though a surge in support from communities placing online orders is helping. A new app is designed to let you... Continue reading at Fast Company

[ Fast Company | 2020-04-01 14:00:29 UTC ]
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Online Bookstore for Indies Reaches a New Milestone

Bookshop.org has reached a new milestone in generating revenue for independent bookstores. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2020-03-31 20:01:01 UTC ]
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Indie bookstore Powell's Books rehires more than 100 employees as online orders soar

Portland's beloved indie bookstore Powell's Books rehired more than 100 employees after seeing a surge in online orders. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2020-03-29 18:12:16 UTC ]
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How Regional Indie Bookstore Associations Are Helping

Regional independent booksellers associations are working to support their members with information, digital resources, virtual events, promotions, and more. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-03-27 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Two Indie Bookstores In Chicago Closed Their Doors Right After They Opened—and These Authors Are Trying to Help

Chicago authors are spotlighting the unique plight of two local indies that both closed to walk-in traffic on March 16: one bookstore that was only officially open for one day, and another that had changed ownership two weeks earlier. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-03-25 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Major Indie Bookstores Lay Off Hundreds

Three prominent bookstores, McNally Jackson in New York City, Powell's Books in Portland, Ore., and Busboys and Poets in Washington, D.C., have together laid off more than 600 employees as a result of the coronavirus crisis. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-03-17 04:00:00 UTC ]
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