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Dreams Are Alive Around Us Daily; Brass Lamp Book Bar Realizes Another

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.31.2016 | Los Angeles
Charles Karel Bouley

Dreams. We witness their creation, their completion and yes, their destruction almost every single moment often without realizing or acknowledging it; even when they're our own.

Closing of Treasured Bookstore Signals New Life for Local Author Community

Steve Mariotti | Posted 04.25.2016 | Arts
Steve Mariotti

Businesses generally come and go--for better or worse--to service the needs of consumers. While watching a beloved shop or home-away-from-home cafe cl...

My Love Affair With Piles And Piles Of Books

Lori Duff | Posted 03.20.2016 | Fifty
Lori Duff

None of us know exactly how we are going to die, but if I had to take a guess now it would be that I'll get crushed to death under a pile of unread books.

Celebrating the Bank Street Book Store

Monica Edinger | Posted 04.25.2015 | Books
Monica Edinger

There are two major independent children's bookstores in New York City's borough of Manhattan, the downtown Books of Wonder and the uptown Bank Str...

The Power to Bid by Title: How One Independent Bookstore Is Innovating This Centuries-Old Model

Steve Mariotti | Posted 11.04.2014 | Books
Steve Mariotti

In 8th-century Baghdad, the warraqueen (those that handle paper) were the paper masters, the human photocopiers, copying texts and creating tomes to fill shelves throughout the Islamic world.

A Writer's Defense of Amazon

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 08.10.2014 | Books
Frank Schaeffer

As a mid-level author of more than a dozen books and several best-sellers -- would like to offer. I love Amazon and here's why.

13 Reasons You Should Always Buy Used Books

Posted 09.04.2013 | Books

Ah, used books. They smell like childhood, and they're good for the environment. What could be better? Of course, we salute devoted library-goers. ...

Simon & Schuster vs. Barnes & Noble

Terence Clarke | Posted 05.25.2013 | Books
Terence Clarke

The current dispute between the book retailer Barnes & Noble and the publisher Simon & Schuster has caused much handwringing and worry. But the dispute is one that has visited all changing industries fighting a rear-guard action against newer, more visionary competition.

WATCH: Bestselling Author Ann Patchett: 'Bookstores Aren't Dead'

Posted 01.31.2013 | OWN

Some may say that the neighborhood bookstore is dead -- that books are dead -- but Ann Patchett, the award-winning author of "Bel Canto," has proven ...

Romance In Bookstores

Rebecca Joines Schinsky | Posted 02.02.2013 | Books
Rebecca Joines Schinsky

A personal romantic history through the lens of (what else?) bookish moments.

Why Aren't Indie Books In Bookstores?

| Posted 04.13.2012 | Books

Written by Terri Giuliano for Indiereader.com Just a few years ago, readers paid little attention to books published by independent (indie) authors...

Who's Snooping Around Bookstores? Lots of People

William Petrocelli | Posted 03.04.2012 | Books
William Petrocelli

Browsing in a bookstore is one of the world's greatest forms of entertainment. But when does browsing become a bit abusive?

WATCH: Neil Gaiman On The Simpsons

Posted 12.06.2011 | Books

Available free to watch online for one week (click above), the new episode of The Simpsons, called "The Book Job", features Neil Gaiman ("The British ...

Borders Bidding Deadline Passes With No Offers

Posted 09.17.2011 | Business

Borders Group Inc inched closer to liquidation on Sunday after a bidding deadline passed without offers, the Wall Street Journal said, citing people f...

Big Sales At Borders Hurts Barnes & Noble's Profits

Posted 08.21.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (Phil Wahba) - Barnes & Noble Inc (BKS.N), the largest U.S. bookstore chain, reported a deeper quarterly loss on Tuesday as sales came under ...

Barnes & Noble Likely To End Up WIthout Buyer?

Businessweek | Jeffrey McCracken, Matthew Townsend and Jonathan Keehner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Barnes & Noble Inc., the largest U.S. bookstore chain, is likely to end its months-long search for a buyer without a sale of the company, said five pe...

More Bad News For Borders Books Parent Company

Sydney Morning Herald | Chris Zappone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Administrators for Borders and Angus & Robertson have announced new lay-offs and warned that more bookshops could close. The loss of 26 positions fro...

Should Authors Avoid Bookstores?

Lev Raphael | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Lev Raphael

When it comes to promotion, it's not enough to have crafted a great book. You need to figure out what your target audiences might be, where to find them, and how to reach them.

Indie Bookseller Lauches Anti-Amazon Blog

GalleyCat | Jason Boog | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Jeff Waxman from Chicago's indie bookstore, 57th Street Books, has launched a Tumblr account called Against Amazon. MobyLives has more details: "[It ...

The Demise of the Bookstore

Grant Cardone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Grant Cardone

Are traditional bookstores headed for the same demise as Blockbuster? If the traditional brick and mortar book stores cease to exist, it will be blame...

Harvard Book Store Launches Bicycle Delivery Program

GalleyCat | Jason Boog | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Harvard Book Store will now deliver all local orders for as little as $5, six days a week, using emissions-free vehicles. And all in-stock orders plac...

Borders Second Quarter Loss Widens

Yahoo! Finance | Mae Anderson, AP Retail Writer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The company is also closing underperforming stores and introducing a paid loyalty program as it continues to battle tough competition from online reta...

Getting a Head Start on Holiday Sales

Penny C. Sansevieri | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Penny C. Sansevieri

The key to successful holiday promotion is planning along with enough advanced marketing so that you're not spinning your wheels in the fall wondering why you're not making any traction.

How the Book Industry Can Save $3 Billion Dollars and 12 Million Trees

Jennifer Havenner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jennifer Havenner

On average, 40% of all books are returned to the publisher and then recycled or destroyed. That means over 1.5 billion books produced each year never reach the hands of a book buyer.