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10 Reasons to Shop at Your Local Indie Bookstores This Holiday Season

Wendy Webb | Posted 02.03.2015 | Home
Wendy Webb

People who own indie bookstores and the people who work there are your neighbors trying their best to make a small business succeed. By spending your money there, you're keeping it in the community, and vibrant small businesses make vibrant towns.

A Band of Determined Eccentrics

William Petrocelli | Posted 04.01.2012 | Home
William Petrocelli

What accounts for an upsurge in confidence among independent booksellers? In part, it's because of an increase in sales in many of these stores within the last quarter.

The Johnny Appleseed of Books

William Petrocelli | Posted 03.25.2012 | Impact
William Petrocelli

Carl Lennertz has a new job. As anyone who knows him would have predicted, Carl's job isn't an easy one. His immodest goal is to revolutionize the way Americans look at books.

How Will We Read: On Main Street?

C. M. Rubin | Posted 02.12.2012 | Home
C. M. Rubin

Many independent book stores are already redefining their role for the future by finding new and compelling ways to differentiate themselves from online retailers.

Technology and the Independent Bookstore (Part 2)

Christin Evans | Posted 08.22.2011 | Home
Christin Evans

IndieCommerce is a clunky response to Amazon's efficient and elegant solution to selling books online. Independent bookstores need their own efficient and elegant solution.

Technology and the Independent Bookstore

Christin Evans | Posted 08.15.2011 | Home
Christin Evans

The American Booksellers Association has unfortunately failed to provide effective support and leadership in realizing a sustainable model for the future of independent bookselling.

Is Someone Reading Over Your Shoulder? Reader Privacy Fight Resumes In Congress

The Huffington Post | Zoe Triska | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Last week, Senator Patrick Leahy introduced the reauthorization of a bill that would restore protections for reader privacy that were formerly elimina...

Independent Bookstore Spotlight: Interview with Claudia Maceo Sharp of The Twig Book Shop, San Antonio

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Anis Shivani

In focusing on independent bookstores, I introduce you to The Twig Book Shop, long a fixture in San Antonio's literary community.

Amazon's eBook Deal With Andrew Wylie Bad For Business Says ABA President

Bookselling This Week | Dan Cullen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Last week's news of literary agent Andrew Wylie's exclusive agreement with to publish Kindle editions of 20 backlist titles by notable writ...

eBooks: Google As Independent Bookstores' Ally?

The New York Times | Brad Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Independent bookstores were battered first by discount chains like Barnes & Noble, then by superefficient Web retailers like Now the ele...

Why I Held My Book Launch Party in a Hair Salon

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dr. Irene S. Levine

Although many people were surprised before I explained why, deciding to have my launch party at Donna Hair Design in Chappaqua was a no-brainer