How L.A.'s most innovative pop-up bookstore (barely) survived the pandemic

Before Covid, A Good Used Book was a pop-up bookshop thriving across L.A. It's back to physical business this month — at the end of a long, hard road. Continue reading at 'Los Angeles Times'

[ Los Angeles Times | 2021-08-05 13:00:28 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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Bookstore Pop-ups Keep On Popping Up

To avoid the high costs of real estate, booksellers are increasingly turning to pop-up shops to test the bookselling waters. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-05-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Another Pandemic Surprise: A Mini Indie Bookstore Boom

Though Covid-19 isn't going anywhere and challenges remain, new independent bookstores are opening up and doing well. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-10-15 04:00:00 UTC ]
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‘We Always Rise.’ A Black-Owned Bookstore in Newark Navigates the Pandemic

Source of Knowledge has been a Newark mainstay for decades. It survived the past year thanks to the generosity of its customers and an owner who provides more than just books. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2021-05-22 09:00:26 UTC ]
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Tiny Owl announces crowdfunder to survive effects of pandemic

Independent publisher Tiny Owl, which specialises in diverse picture books for children, is launching an emergency crowdfunding campaign to survive the pandemic. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-11-09 18:31:47 UTC ]
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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

[ Los Angeles Times | 2020-10-27 12:00:02 UTC ]
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Brentwood's Diesel bookstore launches a GoFundMe as more stores struggle through pandemic

Beloved L.A. bookstores like Diesel are turning to fundraising platforms to survive the financial blows dealt by COVID-19. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2020-09-14 20:54:38 UTC ]
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How to open a bookstore during a pandemic: Prepare for delays and lots of cleaning.

Timing is everything, but during the pandemic, it largely hasn’t been on the side of businesses. So I was recently surprised to see The Strand, whose iconic storefront in Union Square attracts thousands of visitors a year, opening a new branch in my neighborhood last month—and in a space where,... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-08-12 19:56:27 UTC ]
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Letter From a Bookstore Turning Five During a Pandemic

May 2nd, 2020 Happy birthday to us. Little City Books opened May 2nd, 2015, a stunning spring day [click here for an account of that day, on this website]. It was Independent Bookstore Day. It was our city’s annual art and music festival. And it was the Kentucky Derby (I only remember that... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-05-12 08:48:42 UTC ]
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China Bestsellers March 2020: Bookstores Buck the Pandemic’s Paralysis

One bookstore company has offered medical workers a lifetime 20-percent discount in China, as the virus pressures normal sales. The post China Bestsellers March 2020: Bookstores Buck the Pandemic’s Paralysis appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2020-04-28 14:51:33 UTC ]
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Hearst Magazines President Troy Young on Publishing During a Pandemic: “We Have to Be More Innovative Than Ever.”

In this fifth installment of publishing during a pandemic, I reached out to Troy Young, president of Hearst Magazines, to see how Hearst was managing during this tragic and uncertain time. As we continue to see the gloom and doom in the news media, and very rare mention of anything uplifting or... Continue reading at Publishing Executive

[ Publishing Executive | 2020-04-09 13:46:46 UTC ]
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More Bookstore Layoffs as Pandemic Worsens

Denver's Tattered Cover is the latest bookstore to report job losses, putting 100 employees on unpaid temporary leave. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-03-18 04:00:00 UTC ]
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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

[ The Washington Post | 2020-03-17 15:49:08 UTC ]
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How you can support bookstores during the coronavirus pandemic.

Though most bookstores are closing their doors to the public, you can still buy books from them! And because you believe in our shared responsibility to preserve the wellbeing of those most vulnerable among us, you’re staying home and reading books, right? This past weekend saw many book people... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-03-16 19:01:49 UTC ]
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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... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-03-16 08:49:30 UTC ]
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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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A Children's Bookstore to Pop Up in the Bronx

Playwright Calvin Alexander Ramsey, age 66, is the latest children's book author to add "bookseller" to his many accomplishments. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Innovation Offers Hope to UK Indie Bookstores

Technology is giving UK booksellers hope in their battle against Amazon, including a new web extension, Bookindy, that finds a local book price for you. The post Innovation Offers Hope to UK Indie Bookstores appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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To survive in the U.S., Chinese bookstores evolve way beyond books

At World Books on Atlantic Boulevard, Lily Li picks up the phone to transact one of her first sales of the day. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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