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

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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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Bookshop.org urges industry to back indies with links in Independent Bookshop Week

Online indie retailer Bookshop.org is calling for publishers and authors to link to independent bookshops and its own site for the duration of Independent Bookshop Week (IBW). Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-05-10 23:36:00 UTC ]
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Publishers, Authors to Raise More Aid for Indie Bookstores

Indie Shindig, a virtual event series for booksellers created by half a dozen publishers, aims to raise up to $18,000 for We Need Diverse Books and Binc. Author Gayle Forman and Penguin Books for Young Readers are contributing sales of Forman's new novel to Binc's "Thrive to Survive" campaign. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-04-27 04:00:00 UTC ]
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These bookstores are the best in the country at supporting indie lit.

In advance of Independent Bookstore Day on April 24, the Community of Literary Magazines & Presses has put together a map of 140 bookstores that give special support to independent publishers. The list, which was compiled by recommendations from CLMP members, isn’t exhaustive, of course, but... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2021-04-23 14:00:20 UTC ]
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Springing Back to the Blog and the Bookstore (shelftalker)

I’m peeking out to post this week and rejoice that the warmth of spring and the end of a long Covid winter lets us all spend some time together. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-04-19 13:00:00 UTC ]
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The Joy and Privilege of Growing Up in an Indie Bookstore

There are only about 2,000 or so independent bookstores in the United States, and I was lucky enough to grow up in one of them. In 1972, when books sold for around 75 cents, my mother Susan Little was a young hippie living in Newburyport, Massachusetts. She worked at the local bar, slinging... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2021-04-06 08:53:37 UTC ]
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New Grant Program Will Aid Indie Bookstores

A new industry initiative to help independent booksellers and comic shops recover from the Covid-19 pandemic is being launched today, with a $500,000 contribution from Ingram Charities and Ingram Content Group as well as significant gifts from Bookshop.org and four major publishers. The Survive... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-03-30 04:00:00 UTC ]
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PRH Starts Extended Payment Plan for Indie Bookstores

Penguin Random House will allow independent bookstores in the United States to take an additional month to pay their invoices to the publisher, the company announced on Wednesday. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-03-24 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Independent bookstore owners look back at a year spent trying to stay afloat. Not all of them succeeded.

Bouncers, hand deliveries and debt became the new reality for shop owners across the country. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2021-03-15 12:00:00 UTC ]
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WI16: Indies Look Back While Charting the Future

Winter Institute 16 kicked off yesterday as a virtual gathering of booksellers. Inspired by such high wattage speakers as Barack Obama and Amanda Gorman, booksellers celebrated their past while charting their future. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-02-19 05:00:00 UTC ]
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This North Carolina indie bookstore just got a Super Bowl-sized publicity boost.

Yesterday’s slate of Super Bowl commercials can be divided into two heavily-overlapping camps: cringey pop-culture nostalgia garbage fronted by stars you hoped were better than that, and expensive “unify the divided country through capitalism” garbage fronted by stars you hoped were better than... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2021-02-08 16:56:30 UTC ]
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Indie Bookstores Embrace E-Commerce...and It Pays Off

After a year spent pivoting out of necessirty, booksellers now see online sales as a permanent part of their business model. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-02-05 05:00:00 UTC ]
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This new indie bookstore categorizes books by emotion.

It’s rare to see Raven Leilani’s Luster next to Doctor De Soto, William Steig’s children’s book about a mouse that performs dental surgery—but this is par for the course at Oh Hello Again, Seattle’s newest bookshop. Oh Hello Again, rather than shelving books by genre and author, categorizes... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2021-01-22 16:19:24 UTC ]
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Indie Bookstores Gear Up for 2021

After weathering a challenging 2020, independent booksellers face down an uncertain new year. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Denver Indie Bookstore Launches BookBar Press with Debut Release

Independent Denver bookstore BookBar has launched its new publishing division, BookBar Press, with the publication of an anthology of micro-plays written by area playwrights. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-12-15 05:00:00 UTC ]
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NYC radical bookstore Bluestockings is back—and they need your help.

YES! The volunteer-run, collectively owned radical bookstore and activist center Bluestockings is reopening in a new location after shutting down over the summer and fall. In July, Bluestockings announced they were shutting down their original location at 172 Allen Street for both pandemic and... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-12-03 16:23:15 UTC ]
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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

[ Book Riot | 2020-11-23 11:39:00 UTC ]
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The 19 best books ‘Fast Company’ staffers read during quarantine—and the indie bookstores where you can buy them

Independent bookstores are hurting as shoppers stay online. Pick up one of our staff picks to support bookstores throughout the U.S. Whether you’re diving into an engrossing period drama, reading up on the history of protests or pandemics, or escaping into a fantastical world, chances are you’ve... Continue reading at Fast Company

[ Fast Company | 2020-11-06 16:00:54 UTC ]
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