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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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

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Eso Won and Crockett Named PW’s Bookstore and Sales Rep of the Year

Publishers Weekly has named the L.A.-based indie bookstore Eso Won Books its Bookstore of the Year, and Simon & Schuster sales rep Toi Crockett has been named PW Sales Rep of the Year. The announcement was made at the inaugural U.S. Book Show. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-05-25 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Marie Claire owner reports record profits on back of Covid reading boom

Future’s share price soars as it says full-year results will be ‘materially ahead’ of expectationsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageFuture, the owner of magazines from Marie Claire to Metal Hammer and sites such as TechRadar and GoCompare, has reported record revenues... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2021-05-19 12:15:47 UTC ]
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Bookshop.org urges industry to back indies with links in Independent Bookshop Week

Online indie retailer Bookshop.org is calling for publishers and authors to link to independent bookshops and its own site for the duration of Independent Bookshop Week (IBW). Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-05-10 23:36:00 UTC ]
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Notable New England Bookstores Change Owners

Northshire Bookstore in Manchester Center, Vt., and its sister store in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., have been sold to new owners, as has the Norwich Bookstore in Norwich, Vt. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-04-30 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Celebrating Independent Bookstore Day

On Saturday, April 24, 749 bookstores in all 50 states participated in bookselling's biggest yearly celebration. Here are some highlights of the day, in pictures. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-04-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Independent Bookstore Day Adapts to Covid

Independent Bookstore Day, administered by the American Booksellers Association, takes place this coming Saturday, April 24. More than 740 stores are participating and booksellers are adjusting to the times, moving many events outdoors. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-04-20 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Springing Back to the Blog and the Bookstore (shelftalker)

I’m peeking out to post this week and rejoice that the warmth of spring and the end of a long Covid winter lets us all spend some time together. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-04-19 13:00:00 UTC ]
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In Gabriela Garcia’s ‘Of Women and Salt,’ five generations of mothers and daughters fight to stay afloat

Her debut stretches from 1866 Cuba to the present-day United States, chronicling traumas both experienced and inherited. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2021-03-30 08:29:10 UTC ]
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Finalists Named for Bookstore and Rep of the Year

The five finalists for 2021 Bookstore of the Year reflect the changes that have taken place in the ways that bookstores serve their communities and the increasing role of activism in bookselling today. The five finalists for Rep come from commission groups, Ingram, and the Big Five. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-03-23 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Looking back on a year of the pandemic, and WPP’s recovery of sorts: Friday Wake-Up Call

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[ Advertising Age | 2021-03-12 11:00:00 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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Cornwell brings back Sharpe after 15 years

Bernard Cornwell is bringing back his famous Richard Sharpe character after 15 years' absence, for a new adventure with HarperCollins this autumn. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-02-03 20:30:31 UTC ]
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National TV Ad Sales Shrank 11% This Year, But Are Bouncing Back

In the U.S. and around the world, the third quarter of 2020 wasn't a pretty one for traditional advertising revenue. But digital media is looking up. According to Magna's latest quarterly advertising forecast, U.S. linear advertising revenues for 2020 (which include linear TV, linear radio,... Continue reading at AdWeek

[ AdWeek | 2020-12-07 02:00:00 UTC ]
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NYC radical bookstore Bluestockings is back—and they need your help.

YES! The volunteer-run, collectively owned radical bookstore and activist center Bluestockings is reopening in a new location after shutting down over the summer and fall. In July, Bluestockings announced they were shutting down their original location at 172 Allen Street for both pandemic and... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-12-03 16:23:15 UTC ]
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Industry Notes: Italian Bookstores Stay Open, Guadalajara Named World Book Capital

Italy's bookstores are allowed to operate amid COVID-19 restrictions, and Guadalajara becomes UNESCO's World Book Capital for 2022. The post Industry Notes: Italian Bookstores Stay Open, Guadalajara Named World Book Capital appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2020-11-04 20:25:38 UTC ]
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Text of Statement Honoring Moon Palace Owners, MIBA Bookseller of the Year

Kansas bookseller Danny Caine's statement honoring the owners of Moon Palace Books in Minneapolis as the Midwest Independent Booksellers Association's bookseller of the year. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-10-27 04:00:00 UTC ]
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