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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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... 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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Greenlight Bookstore Co-Owner Rebecca Fitting Steps Back

Rebecca Fitting, co-owner of Brooklyn’s Greenlight Bookstore, is leaving the store she cofounded with Jessica Stockton-Bagnulo 12 years ago, and has sold her stake in the business to Stockton-Bagnulo. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-10-29 04:00:00 UTC ]
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U.S. Book Show: Raven Named Bookstore of the Year, Lowe Named Sales Rep of the Year

The Raven Bookstore in Lawrence, Kans., was named 'PW' Bookstore of the Year in a virtual awards ceremony held during the U.S. Book Show. Commission rep Kurtis Lowe of Book Travelers West is 'PW' Sales Rep of the Year. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-05-24 04:00:00 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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A historic lesbian-owned queer bookstore is fighting to stay open.

I was 13 years old in a suburban mall Barnes & Noble, holding a copy of Please Don’t Kill the Freshman by Zoe Trope. The cover—featuring the silhouette of a young cheerleader whose stance seems sarcastic, her pom-poms flopping against gashes of blue and red—was young, angry, and awesome. I... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2022-07-19 14:56:41 UTC ]
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Franklin Fixtures Owners Open Bookstore in Tennessee

The owners of Franklin Fixtures, which supplies retail displays to bookstores, are opening a new independent bookstore and café named Plenty on Spring in Cookeville. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-07-01 04:00:00 UTC ]
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1984 is Banned in Belarus, Bookstore Owner Detained for Carrying It

The Eastern European country Belarus has banned the sale of 1984, and two booksellers and publishers have been detained for carrying it. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2022-05-30 17:22:36 UTC ]
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Tokyopop Marks 25 Years: CEO Stu Levy Looks Back and Ahead

Founded 25 years ago by Stu Levy at a time when manga was a niche within a niche, Tokyopop brought manga—Japanese book-format comics—to a new generation of young American fans, ushering in a new era in North American comics. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-05-18 04:00:00 UTC ]
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A bookstore owner’s petition to make Harriet Tubman Day a federal holiday is almost at 8,000 signatures.

A worthy cause for you this Thursday: a bookstore owner’s petition to make Harriet Tubman Day a federal holiday (and the first federal holiday named for an American woman) is at nearly 8,000 signatures, and you can add your name here. The petition was created by Jeannine Cook, owner of Harriet’s... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2022-05-05 16:26:12 UTC ]
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Celebrating Independent Bookstore Day

Independent Bookstore Day was held this past Saturday in both the U.S. and Canada. Booksellers were delighted with the return of the annual holiday celebrating bookselling, and turnout, they agreed, was excellent. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-05-02 04:00:00 UTC ]
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$5 Audiobooks are On Sale at Libro.fm for Independent Bookstore Day

From April 25 to May 1, Libro.fm has a selection of audiobooks on sale for $5 each. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2022-04-25 15:56:05 UTC ]
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Eighty-year-old study of British slave trade is back in the bestsellers list

Capitalism and Slavery, by the future first prime minister of Trinidad and Tobago Eric Williams, argues that the abolition of slavery was motivated by economic, not moral, concernsA book of unpalatable truths about Britain’s slave trade has become a UK bestseller, almost 80 years after author... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2022-03-02 13:59:03 UTC ]
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Incredible Books By Black Authors, According To Black Bookstore Owners

Works by writers like bell hooks, Damon Young and James Baldwin that will educate and make an impact on everyone. Continue reading at HuffPost

[ HuffPost | 2022-01-31 16:37:38 UTC ]
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This unique bookstore and ranch needs a new owner (with $1.52 million to spare).

I have a terrible habit of going on the internet and looking at properties I can’t afford. (A hobby many of my fellow millennials share, I’m sure.) From my cramped Brooklyn apartment with pots of spaghetti piled haphazardly in the kitchen, I like to criticize the design choices of millionaires... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2022-01-28 19:45:49 UTC ]
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How Elizabeth Hardwick Spent Her “Starving Artist” Years in the Big City

In September 1939, Elizabeth Hardwick took a Greyhound bus to New York to pursue a doctorate in 17th-​century English literature at Columbia University. A few years earlier she had visited the city with two high school friends, staying at the Hotel Taft in Times Square. The women’s accents had... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2021-11-16 09:55:56 UTC ]
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Saturday is Love your Bookshop Day. 5 reasons why readers keep coming back to independent book stores

We interviewed booksellers about their experience of the pandemic and their customers. Continue reading at The Conversation

[ The Conversation | 2021-10-07 05:14:45 UTC ]
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He Spent 14 Years at Guantánamo. This Is His Story.

“Don’t Forget Us Here,” by Mansoor Adayfi with Antonio Aiello, is the memoir of a Yemeni man who claims he was kidnapped in Afghanistan, sold to the C.I.A. and sent to the detention camp in a case of mistaken identity. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2021-08-17 09:00:05 UTC ]
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Area man hangs on to dream, reopens bookstore after 25 years.

Well, this is kind of heartwarming. A full quarter-century after shuttering his old store in Bloomington, Indiana, Rick Morgenstern has opened what suddenly becomes the state’s largest independent bookstore. The reboot of the eponymous store has been in the works for years and is reopening in a... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2021-07-28 18:29:10 UTC ]
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