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Little Miracles Everywhere, or How Billings, Montana Got Its Bookstore Mojo Back

Carrie La Seur | Posted 04.13.2016 | Books
Carrie La Seur

Last Friday night in Billings, Montana, a little miracle occurred, and I was part of it. It has been a season of miracles here in big sky country, and...

Who Tries to Open a Bookstore in This Day and Age?

Carol Hoenig | Posted 06.17.2014 | Books
Carol Hoenig

Yes, I read about how the smaller, independent bookstores couldn't stay afloat against the behemoth big-box bookstores, and felt a tiny bit of guilt while reading how one store and then another was forced to close up shop.

Astoria Characters: The Man Who Has His Way With Words

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 03.30.2014 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Words, words, words. When they flow from Ron Kolm's mouth, they are not so much a stream of consciousness as a river of remembrance.

Staying Alive in a Digital World: A Talk With an Indie Bookstore Owner

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 02.08.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Fewer and fewer independent bookstores have survived the onslaught of online retailing. I thought it would be illuminating to talk with Annie Philbrick, co-owner of the Bank Square Bookstore.

Author Platform: Use the News to Boost Your Book & Platform

Jennifer S. Wilkov | Posted 08.12.2013 | Books
Jennifer S. Wilkov

Using the news can help boost the visibility of your book, your platform and you! Themes run through your platform and book, whether it is fiction or...

BookExpo America: Behind the Scenes for How to Write a Book

Jennifer S. Wilkov | Posted 07.30.2013 | Books
Jennifer S. Wilkov

When you build a career in any industry, it is important to get into the thick of things and learn as much as you can about the business activities involved so you can become more of an insider as opposed to just a spectator.

Barnes & Noble Makes A Desperate Move

Reuters | Posted 05.22.2013 | Technology

(Reuters) - Barnes & Noble Inc said on Friday it would give away a free Nook Simple Touch e-reader to any customer who buys its high-definition Nook H...

When Bad Books Happen to Good People

Allison K Hill | Posted 10.28.2012 | Books
Allison K Hill

I admit that for many years I subscribed to the policy that a book, any book, was always better than no book. In recent years though, I have come to believe that it is the dirty little secret of the bookselling world that some books just suck.

Another Blue Serge Suit

Daniel Krotz | Posted 09.24.2011 | Politics
Daniel Krotz

I am sure you have heard the expression "offering an opinion is like peeing on yourself in a blue serge suit. It feels warm and no one knows you've do...

Keep Your Pants On

Daniel Krotz | Posted 09.05.2011 | Politics
Daniel Krotz

A recurring theme in the novels of Charles Dickens is referred to by economists as "The Victorian Compromise." Summarily, it promotes the idea that i...

Booksellers Afraid: Amazon Snaps Up British Online Rival | Zoe Wood | Posted 09.04.2011 | Books

Amazon acquired its rival The Book Depository yesterday in a move that industry experts warned could tighten the American company's "stranglehold" ove...

Separating The Sheep From The Goats

Daniel Krotz | Posted 08.22.2011 | Religion
Daniel Krotz

Which one among the 39,000 different Christian denominations in the world today is the genuine Christian article? In our pursuit of becoming a Christian nation "again" how will we separate the sheep from the goats?

Guns and Butter

Daniel Krotz | Posted 07.19.2011 | Politics
Daniel Krotz

Ever since the Reagan administration both liberal and conservative members of Congress have shared the belief, if for different reasons, that military...

Portland Bookseller Powell's Books Lays Off 31 Employees

GalleyCat | Maryann Yin on February 9, 2011 11:10 AM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Powell's Books has laid off 31 employees. The employees worked in four different locations at the Portland bookseller....

Barnes And Noble:

Publishing Perspectives | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

B&N was the bookseller whose massive expansion into superstores in the '80s and '90s was seen as the catalyst for the closure of numerous independent ...

If Borders Folds, Should We Mourn?

Washington City Paper | Lydia DePillis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Borders Books and Music is in trouble. It's not done well in the rough-and-tumble world of online bookselling, and according to the people who follow ...

Life After Borders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Although Borders has been struggling financially for years, for the first time the book industry is openly, and in many cases actively, planning for w...

Weirdest Things Bought In Bookstores (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

With Borders Books in trouble but Barnes and Noble doing well, and with indie bookstores getting so much positive attention, it seems like so many wac...

Books Sold By Their Covers: New Market In Digital Age

The New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Book lovers, you can exhale. The printed, bound book has been given a stay of execution by an unlikely source: the design community. In this Kindle-an...

Nook To Thank For Great End-Of-Year For Barnes And Noble

DailyFinance | SARAH WEINMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

For the nine-week holiday period ending Jan. 1, comparable store sales for Barnes & Noble's brick-and-mortar business was up 9.7% compared to last yea...


The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

For the first #WriterWednesday of the new year, amidst news of turmoil at Borders and sales records at Amazon, let's celebrate what goes on in booksto...

Book Publishers Scramble For Chinese Readers | DAN LEVIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The novel "The Persian Boy," by Mary Renault, has it all. In the West, the book, which is filled with scenes of pederasty and homosexual passion, rais...

17 Amazing Bookstores

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

It's been a tough decade for bookstores with a record number of closings. We've done the bookstore obituaries and then we decided to celebrate the liv...

Politics And Prose Searches For New Owner | Danielle Douglas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The field of candidates vying to take over iconic independent bookstore Politics and Prose in the District is narrowing as the January deadline for bi...

Amazon Grants Nielsen BookScan Information To Authors

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

In a move to provide authors with a service their publishers have not, Amazon is making current Nielsen BookScan sales data available to authors on it...