Lauren Groff Prepares to Open Her Bookstore—with a Little Help from Her Bookseller Friends

Fortified by advice and tips from Ann Patchett and Emma Straub, her fellow authors-turned-indie-booksellers, the author of 'Fates and Furies' and 'Matrix' readies to open her new bookstore, the Lynx, in downtown Gainesville, Fla., this spring. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2024-03-18 04:00:00 UTC ]
News tagged with: #bookseller friends #ann patchett #emma straub #fellow authors-turned-indie-booksellers #downtown gainesville #bookseller

Other Publishing stories related to: 'Lauren Groff Prepares to Open Her Bookstore—with a Little Help from Her Bookseller Friends'


Lauren Groff Prepares to Open Her Bookstore—with a Little Help from Her Bookseller Friends

Fortified by advice and tips from Ann Patchett and Emma Straub, her fellow authors-turned-indie-booksellers, the author of 'Fates and Furies' and 'Matrix' readies to open her new bookstore, the Lynx, in downtown Gainesville, Fla., this spring. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2024-03-18 04:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #ann patchett #emma straub #bookseller


Lauren Groff on Opening a Bookstore in Florida

Novelist Lauren Groff joins co-hosts Whitney Terrell and V.V. Ganeshananthan to discuss the new independent bookstore she and her husband are planning in Gainesville, Florida. The Lynx, which Groff aims to open this spring, will feature banned books, an act of resistance in a state where more... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2024-01-11 09:04:26 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #lauren groff #school districts #independent bookstore #bookstore


How to open a bookstore during a pandemic: Prepare for delays and lots of cleaning.

Timing is everything, but during the pandemic, it largely hasn’t been on the side of businesses. So I was recently surprised to see The Strand, whose iconic storefront in Union Square attracts thousands of visitors a year, opening a new branch in my neighborhood last month—and in a space where,... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-08-12 19:56:27 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #months prior #bookstore


Friend of booksellers James Patterson will donate $500,000 to indie bookstores.

James Patterson has a long history of helping independent bookstores. In in 2014, he donated $1 million to indie bookstores, and staring in 2015, his Holiday Bonus program has given payments between $500 and $5,000 to bookstore employees each year. Now, as bookstores struggle to keep afloat... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-04-03 14:23:07 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #james patterson #indie bookstores #long history #bookstore employees #donating $500 #bookstore


Booksellers Prepare For Independent Bookstore Day

With less than a week to go, 435 independent bookstores are getting ready for Independent Bookstore Day on Saturday. Bookstores intend to make it a party with everything from music to food to promotions and giveaways. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-04-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #booksellers prepare


Is Amazon Opening More Bookstores? It's Hiring Booksellers.

While the mall operator who said on Tuesday that Amazon intends to open up to 400 bookstores is backtracking, the tech giant has posted job openings for several bookstore positions in the San Diego/La Jolla area. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-02-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #amazon opening #mall operator #amazon intends #tech giant


San Diego Bookseller Undergoes Surgery, Other Booksellers Keep His Store Open

After San Diego bookseller Seth Marko, the co-owner of the Book Catapult, underwent emergency heart surgery last week, other indie booksellers in San Diego and beyond stepped forward to keep the store open while he convalesces. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-02-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #indie booksellers #san diego


Free Children’s Bookstore Opens in Pittsburgh

B Is for Books allows kids and families to browse, read, and select up to three books to take home. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2024-06-07 04:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #free children #bookstore opens #bookstore


Independent Bookstore Day 2024: 'An Indie Bookseller's Christmas'

For this year's Independent Bookstore Day, held on April 27, hundreds of indies across the country extended their celebration across the entire weekend as crowds crawled from one shop to the next, snapping up books. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2024-04-29 04:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #indie bookseller #independent bookstore #bookstore day


Lauren Groff on Writing Her Own Robinson Crusoe

Books & Books recently had the pleasure of hosting three-time National Book Award finalist and best-selling author Lauren Groff, presenting her new novel, The Vaster Wilds. The New York Times calls it “a lonely novel of hunger and survival.” The brilliant Groff reads from her adventure novel... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2023-10-20 08:11:49 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #lauren groff #robinson crusoe #vaster wilds #answers questions #best-selling author #national book award


Libro.fm Opens, Audiobook Sales Through Local Bookstores

The seven-year-old Seattle-based Libro.fm opens a Bookshop.org-style audiobook-selling service in the UK, Australia, and New Zealand. The post Libro.fm Opens, Audiobook Sales Through Local Bookstores appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2023-07-26 13:34:20 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #audiobook sales #local bookstores #audiobook


Independent bookselling expanded again in 2022, with new and diverse stores opening nationwide

The independent bookselling community continues to grow, with membership in the American Booksellers Association reaching its highest levels in more than 20 years Continue reading at ABC News

[ ABC News | 2023-05-22 13:34:43 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #highest levels #american booksellers association


Independent bookselling expanded again in 2022, with new and diverse stores opening nationwide

The independent bookselling community continues to grow, with membership in the American Booksellers Association reaching its highest levels in more than 20 years Continue reading at ABC News

[ ABC News | 2023-05-22 13:32:22 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #highest levels #american booksellers association


U.S. Book Show 2023: Lauren Groff

Lauren Groff will discuss her forthcoming novel, 'The Vaster Wilds,' with novelist Meg Wolitzer on May 24. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-05-12 04:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #lauren groff #vaster wilds


Co-opening a bookstore is the new driving off a cliff with your bestie.

One day, the friends have had enough with their husbands, their jobs, their lives, and decide to make a break for it. They grip hands, stuff their weapons* into the glove box, and… open a bookstore together. It’s a thing. “Over a drink in the pub one evening, we started to sketch out what our […] Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2023-03-08 14:08:31 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #bookstore


PW's 2023 Bookstore, Rep of the Year Nominations Open

Authors, booksellers, publishers, distributors, and others with ties to the book industry are invited to nominate their favorite bookstores and sales representatives for PW's annual Bookstore and Sales Rep of the Year Awards. Deadline for submissions is March 1. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-02-02 05:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #sales rep #year awards #bookstore #book industry


A new indie bookstore named for Octavia Butler is opening in the author’s hometown.

Here’s a piece of good literary news to start the year: a new independent bookstore named after the legendary Octavia E. Butler is opening in Pasadena, California, where the late Sci-Fi icon was born and raised. I took the leap and quit my job to open my very own bookstore. Octavia’s Bookshelf... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2023-01-03 17:31:27 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #octavia butler #independent bookstore #bookstore