In bookstores, immersion – and volumes of refuge

Beneath a surge in interest for books about the Trump administration, booksellers see something more: Readers seeking to connect and make sense of a tumultuous time. Continue reading at 'The Christian Science Monitor'

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2018-02-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Love Your Bookstore: Greenlight Bookstore

For this year's Love Your Bookstore Challenge, the staff at Brooklyn's Greenlight Bookstore share their colorful and varied must-read titles. The post Love Your Bookstore: Greenlight Bookstore appeared first on The Millions. Continue reading at The Millions

[ The Millions | 2019-11-13 11:00:58 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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Children’s Bookstore Makes the Shortlist for PW Bookstore of the Year

For the first time in the nearly 25-year history of the PW Bookstore of the Year Awards, a children’s only bookstore, Wild Rumpus in Minneapolis, was named one of five finalists. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-01-31 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amid Polish Bookstore Decline, Help for Small Bookstores

Poland is dominated by two major bookselling chains, but the city of Krakow is offering support to small, indie booksellers to preserve cultural heritage. The post Amid Polish Bookstore Decline, Help for Small Bookstores appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2015-07-20 00:00:00 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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How to Get Books When Bookstores and Libraries Are Closed

Even for people who have lost jobs or income during the coronavirus epidemic, there are books and reading material available online for free. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2020-04-03 09:00:21 UTC ]
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James Patterson Leads Group Seeking to Raise Millions for Bookstores

Author James Patterson is spearheading a group that includes Reese Witherspoon, Reese’s Book Club, the Book Industry Charitable Foundation, and the American Booksellers Association in an effort to raise millions of dollars to help save independent bookstores. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-04-02 04:00:00 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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D.C. Bookstore Uses Food Delivery App for Books

Starting this week, Washington D.C.’s Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe is using Postmates, an app largely used for food delivery, to get books in the hands of readers in the D.C. area. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-04-01 04:00:00 UTC ]
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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

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-04-01 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Porter Square Named 2020 PW Bookstore of the Year; Barnett Top Rep

Sixteen-year-old Porter Square Books is the first New England bookstore in more than a decade to receive this honor and the second bookstore in Cambridge, Mass. Texan Bob Barnett, a sales representative for 25 years, was named Rep of the Year. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-04-01 04:00:00 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

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Coastal Regional Bookstore Associations Offer Additional Help

Indie booksellers in New England and in California will be getting additional assistance from their regional bookstore associations, including management counselling, tech support, and promotional opportunities. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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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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Care Packages Help Bookstores Amid Covid-19 Closures

Two West Coast booksellers have found success with custom care packages during Covid-19 closures, shipping books, gifts, and cards to customers. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Bookstores Seek Essential Exemptions

Bookstores in numerous states are facing a crush of online sales, offering delivery and pickup to customers, and applying for waivers to keep doing so as public health orders grow more strict. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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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... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-03-25 15:14:23 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

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