In Pittsburgh, a Bookstore Where ‘Freewheeling Curiosity’ Reigns

At a shop that at times functioned as a sanctuary after the Tree of Life shooting, the owner sees his job as “a moral obligation.” Continue reading at 'The New York Times'

[ The New York Times | 2019-08-18 09:00:09 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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Not a Cult, a new bookstore in Los Angeles, puts authors of color at the forefront.

The door of Los Angeles’ newest bookstore is propped open on a quiet section of Hollywood Boulevard, the front window displaying books on a handmade wooden bookshelf. Inside the front room, you’ll find more books and merchandise below a neon light thought bubble and a sign that reads, “I still... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-02-21 15:00:52 UTC ]
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Bookstore Sales Fell 5.7% in 2019

Bookstore sales, which struggled for most of the year, ended 2019 with a weak December and finished the year with a 5.7% sales drop compared to 2018, according to preliminary estimates released by the U.S. Census Bureau. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-02-14 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Bookstores Team Up to Turn Arizona Blue

Bookshop Santa Cruz in California and Changing Hands Bookstore in Arizona, have partnered in a drive to register Arizona voters and persuade them to vote Democrat in this year's presidential election. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-02-14 05:00:00 UTC ]
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In Amazon’s Bookstore, No Second Chances for the Third Reich

The retailer once said it would sell “the good, the bad and the ugly.” Now it has banished objectionable volumes — and agreed to erasing the swastikas from a photo book about a Nazi takeover. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2020-02-09 21:35:27 UTC ]
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A round of ap-paws for this bookstore, where you can also adopt a cat!

Sometimes you just have to read between the lines—the felines, that is! There’s something about books and cats that just go together. You’ve probably met your fair share of bookshop cats, but have you ever stumbled into a store looking for A Tale of Two Cities and left with two kitties? Otis and... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-01-16 18:38:25 UTC ]
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HMH Exec Buys Venerable Bookstore

Hannah Harlow, executive director of marketing of general interest books at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, has bought the Book Shop of Beverly Farms in Beverly, Mass., together with her brother. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-01-14 05:00:00 UTC ]
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France’s Bookstore Report: A ‘Positive Assessment’ for 2019

Highlighting gains made by the 'human sciences' amid social unrest in France, booksellers also cite a strong showing in comics. The post France’s Bookstore Report: A ‘Positive Assessment’ for 2019 appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2020-01-13 13:30:45 UTC ]
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The (Quiet) Death of a Legendary Parisian Bookstore

When it was announced that the legendary bookshop Le Pont Traversé would definitely close down on the 31st of December in Paris, many French TV stations put in phone calls and tried to convince Josée Comte-Béalu to do a filmed interview. She refused every single one of them. “They are like... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2019-12-20 09:48:10 UTC ]
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George R.R. Martin opens bookstore next to his movie theater in Santa Fe.

Did you know that master fantasist George R.R. Martin opened his own movie theater in Santa Fe, the Jean Cocteau Cinema? Well, now he’s opening a bookstore next door, Beastly Books. As Martin writes, on his blog: We’ve been doing amazing author events at the Jean Cocteau Cinema ever since we... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2019-12-16 16:24:28 UTC ]
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The employees at iconic NYC bookstore McNally Jackson have voted to unionize.

Earlier today, the employees of the New York City-based indie bookshop McNally Jackson voted to join the Retail, Wholesale, and Department Store Union (RWDSU). RWDSU President Stuart Appelbaum says, “We’re proud to welcome the workers of McNally Jackson into our union. Tonight, they showed that... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2019-12-13 20:10:34 UTC ]
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Snakes, Bots, and Socks, Oh My!: A Bookstore Lost & Found (shelftalker)

TweetSomeone came up to one of our children’s specialists the other day and asked if anyone had ever retrieved the $200 Harry Potter boxed set that had been accidentally knocked into the hollow column next to the Harry Potter section during our storewide inventory in July. Since no one had... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-12-13 13:00:27 UTC ]
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October Bookstore Sales Fell 1.7%

According to preliminary estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau, bookstore sales dropped 1.7% in October compared to 2018 and were down 5.6% for the first 10 months of the year. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-12-13 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Walliams smashes personal best as The Beast reigns again

David Walliams’ The Beast of Buckingham Palace (HarperCollins) has racked up record single-week sales for the author, selling 130,073 copies for £886,333 through Nielsen BookScan’s TCM in its first full week on sale. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-12-02 20:19:07 UTC ]
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Walliams reigns supreme as Beast of Buckingham Palace takes the crown

David Walliams and Tony Ross’ The Beast of Buckingham Palace (HarperCollins) has ascended to the UK Official Top 50 number one spot without breaking a sweat, selling 100,899 copies in its first week on sale. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-11-26 14:52:17 UTC ]
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In the Jersey Suburbs, a Bookstore Whose Vibe Is Pure Narnia

Montclair Book Center is 9,000 square feet of nooks, alcoves, labyrinths and warrens. “It’s like a time machine,” one customer says. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2019-11-23 10:00:19 UTC ]
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