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 unpreparedness means […] Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-06-25 14:02:32 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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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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On stories of Black struggle, an iconic L.A. bookstore surges

Sales at Eso Won Books in Los Angeles and other Black bookstores have skyrocketed as Americans seek to educate themselves about the Black experience. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2020-06-12 19:36:21 UTC ]
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On stories of Black struggle, an iconic L.A. bookstore surges

Sales at Eso Won Books in Los Angeles and other Black bookstores have skyrocketed as Americans seek to educate themselves about the Black experience. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2020-06-12 19:36:21 UTC ]
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On stories of Black struggle, an iconic L.A. bookstore surges

Sales at Eso Won Books in Los Angeles and other Black bookstores have skyrocketed as Americans seek to educate themselves about the Black experience. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2020-06-12 19:36:00 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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Denver's Tattered Cover Bookstore Is Now the Largest Black-Owned Bookstore in the U.S.

Denver's iconic Tattered Cover Bookstore, which has been owned by Len Vlahos and Kristen Gilligan since 2015, has been sold to two entrepreneurs and Denver natives, Kwame Spearman and David Back. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-12-09 05:00:00 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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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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One of the country’s oldest Black-owned bookstores is closing.

Los Angeles’ Eso Won Books has announced that they will be shutting their doors at the end of the year. Since the 1980s, this independent bookstore has dedicated itself to celebrating the voices of Black writers. They are known for their large selection of books on every subject relating to... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2022-06-14 15:53:11 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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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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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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Keum Suk Gendry-Kim on the Symbolism of Trees and the Power of Black and White Illustration

Keum Suk Gendry-Kim (The Waiting) and Alexander Chee (How to Write An Autobiographical Novel) spoke to one another as part of D+Q Live, a fall event series by the graphic novel publisher Drawn & Quarterly. The driving force behind November’s conversation was Gendry-Kim’s second... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2021-12-13 09:49:57 UTC ]
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Black bookshop owners urge others to embrace the opportunity for change

Black bookshop owners are finding that their efforts are paying off by sharing stories and bringing communities closer together through their local store. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-12-03 08:27:39 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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Think of it this way: at least you're not locked down with drunken, misanthropic bookshop owner Bernard Black

The lead protagonist in the British TV comedy series Black Books might even relish being in lockdown. If you don’t, you might enjoy watching this show. Continue reading at The Conversation

[ The Conversation | 2021-08-27 00:11:11 UTC ]
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‘We Always Rise.’ A Black-Owned Bookstore in Newark Navigates the Pandemic

Source of Knowledge has been a Newark mainstay for decades. It survived the past year thanks to the generosity of its customers and an owner who provides more than just books. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2021-05-22 09:00:26 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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