Independent bookstore owner invests in online bookstore famous for destroying independent bookstores.

Nancy Bass Wyden, owner of New York City’s Strand Bookstore—one of the largest independent bookstores in the country—purchased stock in Amazon three times between April 6 and May 1, totaling somewhere between $115,000 and $250,000, according to Barron’s. If you’ll recall this was a time period which saw the coronavirus pandemic shut down much of […] Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-06-05 16:29:38 UTC ]
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Read one bookstore owner’s impassioned call to help all independent bookstores.

As COVID cases surge to record numbers and Republicans flirt with a paper coup the future of the nation’s bookstores remains perilous. Yes, we all have a lot to worry about—but if you care about that unwieldy, amorphous thing called literary culture, please spare a moment (or a dollar) to... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-11-10 16:14:32 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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Celebrate Independent Bookstore Day 2020 With These Official Online Events

Celebrate Independent Bookstore Day 2020 with a host of online events, including author panels and drawing demonstrations. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2020-08-27 10:40:00 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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Wildwoman subscription business launches online bookstore

Self-care and non-fiction subscription box business Wildwoman has launched its own online bookstore to help cope with the pandemic's effects on business. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-02-16 04:31:10 UTC ]
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Meet the bookstore owner behind National Black Literacy Day.

Chicago’s only Black woman-owned bookstore opened in the summer of 2019. Over the past two years, Semicolon has served as a vital and vibrant cultural hub and gallery space. Last summer, as the coronavirus began to tear through our country and small businesses had to close their doors, Semicolon... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2021-02-12 16:25:48 UTC ]
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6 Famous Libraries That Were Tragically Destroyed

Six libraries through history which have been destroyed and the history behind them. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2020-12-21 11:33:00 UTC ]
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Op-Ed: Buy from your independent bookstore now — or you may never be able to again

Vroman's Bookstore is just one of many independent bookstores in danger of closing as a result of the pandemic. It's not too late to save them. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2020-10-05 10:00:03 UTC ]
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A Different Kind of Independent Bookstore Day

More than 600 stores participated in this year’s event on August 29, held months after its usual date due to the pandemic, and saw booksellers, largely unable to host in-store events, finding creative ways to connect with their communities. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-09-04 04:00:00 UTC ]
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This Saturday is Independent Bookstore Day: no better time to stock up on books.

Just a friendly reminder that tomorrow, August 29th, is Independent Bookstore Day. This year, the festivities will be both online and in-person at 600+ local bookstores around the country, starting tonight with a conversation between Mary Norris and Ann Goldstein about Elena Ferrante’s The Lying... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-08-28 17:01:59 UTC ]
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Stores Making Covid-19 Independent Bookstore Day Adjustments

Independent Bookstore Day is going to be a quite different celebration of books and authors this year. While some bookstores are organizing hybrid festivities, at least one is holding a completely virtual event. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-08-27 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Celebrate Independent Bookstore Day This Saturday

This year's Independent Bookstore Day is taking place on Saturday, August 29. More than 600 stores are participating in the day, which will feature a day-long lineup of virtual events for both children and adults. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-08-24 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Celebrate Independent Bookstore Day 2020 Virtually: Four Meaningful Things You Can Do From Home

Meaningful ways to celebrate Independent Bookstore Day 2020 from the comforts of your home. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2020-08-14 10:37:00 UTC ]
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Powell's Bookstores Remain Closed, Owner Concerned

The owner of Powell's Books, with five locations in Portland, Ore., says the stores will remain closed due to health concerns, and noted that once the company's PPP loan runs out, it will face "painful choices." Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-07-17 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Meet Ed Vaughn, an understated Black Power icon and former bookstore owner.

It was my best case scenario. Not only did Edward Vaughn pick up the phone, but he was willing and eager to speak. At 85 years old, he had way more energy than me, 60 years his junior, when I called him earlier this week. (An unfortunate cocktail of technological failure and fanboyish... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-06-25 14:02:32 UTC ]
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Running an Independent Bookstore in a Conservative City

Running an independent bookstore in a conservative city is a unique challenge and an opportunity. Jenny Kinne runs Books and Mortar in West Michigan. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2020-06-03 10:40:37 UTC ]
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For Bookstore Owners, Reopening Holds Promise and Peril

Across the United States, booksellers are wrestling with how to safely open their stores. Some are racing ahead. Others feel it’s too risky. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2020-05-13 19:46:47 UTC ]
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Independent Bookstore Day to Host Virtual Party

Independent Bookstore Day has been rescheduled for August 29 from its original date next week. In lieu of postponing the event entirely, organizers are hosting what they call a virtual party, and are working with stores on promotions to run all next week. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-04-15 04:00:00 UTC ]
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A new app has details on how to support 600 independent bookstores right now.

The plight of independent bookstores during the coronavirus pandemic has brought an outpouring of public support—but, along with it, an often-overwhelming deluge of messaging about whom to support and how. A new app, Save Your Bookstore, is trying to pull more of it together in one place. Save... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-04-09 16:59:54 UTC ]
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