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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Powell's Rehires Some Employees to Handle Online Orders

A surge in online sales at Powell's Books in Portland, Ore., has allowed the bookseller to rehire 49 previously laid off union employees, ILWU Local 5 has confirmed. They are now working alongside more than 50 people in management to fulfill orders. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-03-30 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Mission-Driven Indie Bookstores Drop J.K. Rowling's Books

Three mission-driven indie bookstores well-known for their commitment to social justice have ceased stocking books written by J.K. Rowling, accusing the Harry Potter author of promoting hatred towards transgender people. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-07-03 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

[ Book Riot | 2020-03-31 20:01:01 UTC ]
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Book Expo 2019: Indie Bookstores Grow in Number, Profits

American Booksellers Association CEO Oren Teicher addressed members at the organization's town hall and annual meeting at BookExpo, noting the ABA added 99 members last year and members increased profitability. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-05-30 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Indie Bookstores Find New Love for Romance Books

Politics and Prose and Harvard Book Store both have newly minted sections for romance books, signs of growing interest in a genre that indie booksellers have traditionally paid little attention to. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-05-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Indie Bookstore Cries Censorship After Gay Marriage Title Pulled from School Book Fair

A middle grade title called 'The Best Man' has sparked tensions in Athens, Ga., after complaints from parents led to the book's removal from an indie bookstore's display at a school book fair. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-03-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Australia to tax online book orders

Australia will reportedly begin a 10% tax on books ordered online from within Australia and shipped from abroad. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-08-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Australia to Tax Online Book Orders Shipped from Abroad

In July 2018, Australia will begin collecting a 10% tax on books ordered from within Australia online and shipped from abroad. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-08-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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This Publishing Startup Wants To Crowdfund Books For Indie Bookstores

Inkshares, a crowdfunded book publishing platform, is working with indie bookstores to help them launch their own imprints.A fledgling publishing company is offering a new tool to indie bookstores: crowdfunded imprints.Read Full Story Continue reading at Fast Company

[ Fast Company | 2015-06-20 00:00:00 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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Powell’s Books will stop selling books through Amazon due to its “detrimental impact” on stores.

With this year’s Independent Bookstore Day occurring at a particularly rough time for booksellers, the iconic Powell’s Books in Portland has decided to make a statement and stop selling through Amazon. In a statement, owner Emily Powell notes that the occasion, this year, feels “especially... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-08-27 19:29:44 UTC ]
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Miss going to the bookstore? Here are some books about books to help get you through.

‘”Confessions of a Bookseller’” and other wonderful titles remind us of the joys of shelf-browsing. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-04-15 15:59:07 UTC ]
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Best Online Book Clubs: 15 Online Clubs to Join in 2020

So you want to join a book club but don't have time to commit to real-life meetings? Here are the 15 best online book clubs to join right now. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2020-02-27 11:38:07 UTC ]
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Books: An indie publisher with a vision, Halloween in August and more book news

Welcome readers! I’m L.A. Times books editor Carolyn Kellogg with this week’s newsletter. THE BIG STORY It’s not easy starting a publishing house; it’s even harder if you try to do it outside typical distribution channels, including Amazon. But that’s what J.C. Gabel has done with his L.A.-based... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2018-08-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Best books of 2017: indie publishers on their favourite books of the year

India’s answer to Lear, a teen tale set amid the London riots and the first great book on grime. Experts pick 2017’s smartest, oddest and most overlooked readsCo-director, Tramp Press Continue reading... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2017-12-29 00:00:00 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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Microsoft wants to help small businesses book appointments online with Bookings service

Small business owners are getting a new feature tailored just for them in Microsoft Office 365—a full-service system for scheduling appointments for their services over the internet. Microsoft Bookings is a new service that makes it possible for business owners to create their own scheduling... Continue reading at PC World

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BEA 2015: Bookstore of the Year: Books & Books

In the late 1970s, Mitchell Kaplan dropped out of law school in Washington, D.C., with the dream of opening an independent bookstore in South Florida, where he grew up. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-05-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Books & Books Named PW Bookstore of the Year; Sheridan Rep

Given the outsized influence of the 33-year-old South Florida bookstore and owner Mitchell Kaplan, the biggest surprise was that it hadn't received the award earlier. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-03-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
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