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Laredo: No Bookstore For City With A Quarter-Million People?

AP | PAUL J. WEBER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

LAREDO, Texas — The final chapter has been written for the lone bookstore on the streets of Laredo. With a population of nearly a quarter-milli...

Brooklyn Bookstore Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary

The New York Times | CHRISTINE HAUGHNEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Spoonbill & Sugartown Booksellers observed its 10th anniversary Tuesday morning with a ceremony on the sidewalk in front of the shop, on Bedford Avenu...

Chicago Bookstore Doing Things Differently

Publishers Weekly | Claire Kirch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Considering that in 1967 Don Barliant bought a four-year-old Chicago bookstore largely to provide some "diversion" from his day job as a practicing at...

Barnes & Noble Ranked No. 1 In Customer Experience Index: Do You Agree?

Business Wire | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the world's largest bookseller, today announced that it has been ranked the number one company in Forrester Research...

Publishers Pay For Bookstore Displays

Fast Company | Adam Penenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Step into any Barnes & Noble and the first thing you see are tables covered in books. 'Tis the season, so there's the "Happy Holidays" table, with its...

Fire Sale on Bestselling Books? Not Quite.

Geoffrey Jennings | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Geoffrey Jennings

For major online retailers the entire category of books is a loss leader. They want to sell you anything and everything; their lure is cheap books.

I Sell Books. More Specifically, I Sell Time.

Geoffrey Jennings | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Geoffrey Jennings

The number of independent booksellers is growing, and the explanation is very simple. Independent booksellers sell books.

Borders Plans To Sell eBooks

AP | MAE ANDERSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

NEW YORK — Book seller Borders Group Inc. is entering the electronic book market, partnering with a Canadian digital book company to sell e-book...

Overshadowed But Still Awesome: Indie Booksellers Shine A Light On Four Great Reads

John Mesjak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
John Mesjak

I asked some of the independent booksellers that I work with to choose a book that, for whatever reason, is overshadowed but still awesome.

Why I Bought a Bookstore

Jeff Mayersohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jeff Mayersohn

In October of 2008, as the financial world was crumbling, my wife and I bought a bookstore. This might strike some as slightly crazier than buying up the world's supply of phone booths or carbon paper.

Sam's Club Launches Book Club | Jason Boog | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

As smaller bookstores struggle through the recession, one major retailer has launched a book club--highlighting a single title in cavernous stores aro...

A Grouch's Guide to Un-Christmas Books

Laurence Hughes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Laurence Hughes

An un-Christmas book takes place at Christmastime, but its tone, story and subject matter have nothing to do with the season. It provides perfect cover when the Noël nags accuse you of being a holiday poop.

Consequences For Our Actions

Kenneth Kales | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Kenneth Kales

If you don't love the book, how can you sell it? My passion for each and every book is in part why I am told by others how successful I am at garnering so much media attention for Kales' publications.

Books-A-Million, Winn-Dixie Join Haiti Relief Effort

Birmingham Business Journal | Lauren B. Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Two more local stores said they're gathering funds to help relief efforts in earthquake-ravaged Haiti. Birmingham-based Books-A-Million said it will ...

Book Review Bites The Dust: The End Of Kirkus

Huffington Post | Jessie Kunhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Kirkus Reviews announced yesterday that, after 76 years of publication, it would be shutting down. The subscription-based periodical, offering short r...

Indie Bookstores Reject Bestseller Price Wars

The Cleveland Plain Dealer | Janet Cho | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Independent booksellers say they have no intention of joining the fight among the bigger chain stores over the $9 prices of 10 highly anticipated best...

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

Touring the Ozarks, One Crime at a Time

Daniel Krotz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Daniel Krotz

"I enjoy spending time with characters who learn, grow, and change through challenges, and who present human strengths of value to us all," Radine said.

All Literature is Gossip

Daniel Krotz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Daniel Krotz

The modern world does not wear its heart on its sleeve," John said, to no one in particular, apropos of nothing. He sipped a cup of coffee and stared off into space. "It wears it up its sleeve like a card shark."