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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...

I Need Coffee: Become Your Own Retailer, for Real

Katie Rose Guest Pryal | Posted 01.14.2016 | Books
Katie Rose Guest Pryal

I don't mind schlepping my books around. I don't mind befriending bookstore owners and delivering a sales pitch. That's just part of an author's job. I do mind all that work not counting.

How to Find an Agent: The Book Doctors and Andy Ross

David Henry Sterry | Posted 05.18.2016 | Books
David Henry Sterry

The Book Doctors first met Andy Ross at Cody's Books, which was one of the most influential bookstores on the West Coast, smack dab in the middle of Telegraph Avenue in book-crazy Berkeley, California.

Four Great Ways to Find Indie Books You'll Love

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 10.20.2014 | Books
Brandi Megan Granett

"What book will really capture your heart and mind?"

If He Looks Like Woody Allen

Sheila Blanchette | Posted 10.01.2014 | Fifty
Sheila Blanchette

I do know one thing. I need to trust my instincts. If he looks like Woody Allen, he is Woody Allen.

Vacation Reading

Allison K Hill | Posted 09.22.2014 | Books
Allison K Hill

I go to work and browse the bookshelves. Ask my fellow booksellers for recommendations. Buy more books. Then I evolve and start "surfing" online. Reading reviews and blogs. Spying on staff picks from other bookstores.

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.

Crimes of Passion

Allison K Hill | Posted 08.01.2013 | Books
Allison K Hill

My teen years are a blur of loitering and prowling, in libraries, bookstores, and books themselves. And there may have been some trespassing along the way. (The statute of limitations hasn't expired though, so I'll leave it at that.)

Adventures of a First Time BEA Attendee: A Mildly Helpful Guide to BookExpo America

Lelia Nebeker | Posted 08.03.2013 | Books
Lelia Nebeker

Despite not getting all the books on my BEA wish list and the fact that I still can't feel my feet, I would consider my first BookExpo America a success. Here is a list of what I learned.

Shopping Is Political: A Lesson From '70s Feminists

William Petrocelli | Posted 07.21.2013 | Books
William Petrocelli

This is the illusion of bargain shopping, rather than the reality. And for every one of those, there is probably someone like me who passes by two national supermarket chains on a trip to a family-owned grocery store in my home town of Mill Valley. Is there an economic rationale for that?

The Title Dilemma

Warren Adler | Posted 10.13.2012 | Books
Warren Adler

A great title is an art form unto itself. Indeed, a great title does not necessarily signify a great book and vice versa.

Book Justice for All

Colleen Jaurretche | Posted 12.20.2011 | Los Angeles
Colleen Jaurretche

Lending and owning books is basic to culture and the building of community, and essential to democracy. It is a gesture of basic humanity that we cannot afford to lose.

Technology and the Independent Bookstore

Christin Evans | Posted 08.15.2011 | Books
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.

You Are the Future of Publishing

Richard Nash | Posted 07.18.2011 | Books
Richard Nash

I wish to restore what I believe to be the natural balance of things, an ecosystem of writing and reading. Not out of nostalgia but fundamentally because every time culture becomes more democratic, it becomes better.

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 ...

'True Grit' Book Sales Up, Thanks To Movie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

For True Grit, Oscar buzz intersects with book buzz. And there's more buzz: Angelina Jolie pens a blurb for Gayle Lemmon's Dressmaker of Khair Khana, ...

Used Booksellers Threatened By Utah Law | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Bookseller Ken Sanders, who owns Ken Sanders Rare Books, posted a call to action on his Web site earlier this week alerting customers to a Utah state...

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...

Oprah Book Club Of England Equivalent | Posted 01.02.2012 | Books

The selected titles were announced yesterday and include four debut novels. Among those on the list are Trespass by Rose Tremain, The Blasphemer by...

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...

Publishers Said About Borders Proposal: 'Not Going To Fly' | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Publishers seemed unimpressed with Borders proposals that seek new financing and payment terms. According to sources familiar with negotiations, Borde...

Making Books Do Things eBooks Can't, And Vice Versa | David L. Ulin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Mainstream publishers say printed books are far from extinct. Nonetheless, their role in publishing is changing. now sells more e-books tha...

Simon And Schuster Year End Results: Children's Division 'Strongest In Their History' | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

In a year-end letter to employees that dealt heavily with digital developments and its impact on the industry and Simon & Schuster, company CEO Caroly...

Huffington Post Readers' Picks

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

After thinking about the too many bookstores that closed this decade, we wanted to celebrate the excellent bookstores that still remain. So, we asked ...