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Writing In An Ambivalent Time

Diana Abu-Jaber | Posted 11.20.2011 | Books
Diana Abu-Jaber

It's strange to be a writer these days, when the entire medium seems to be wavering mirage-like before our eyes and under our hands. Once upon a time, I couldn't have imagined anything more certain than the act of writing.

Former Borders Employee: 'My Life At The Dumbest Bookstore Chain'

The Stranger, Seattle's Only Newspaper | By Paul Constant | Posted 10.04.2011 | Books

It's embarrassing now, but on the day that I was hired to work at Boston's flagship Borders store in 1996, I was so happy that I danced around my apar...

Will Apple Actually Buy Barnes & Noble?

InvestorPlace | Posted 10.02.2011 | Books

It’s far from confirmed, but there’s a very good reason investors should be intrigued by early rumors that Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) might acquire book ...

Readers Thank Their Librarians

Posted 09.27.2011 | Books

The e-book has undoubtedly been gaining popularity for quite some time now, and this summer has seen a bigger boom in the e-reader market than ever be...

Do We Still Need Brick-And-Mortar Bookstores?

DailyFinance | Catherine New | Posted 09.18.2011 | Books

In the early 1980s, before the crackle and hum of a dial-up modem invaded our living room, my dad and I went to a local bookstore most Saturday evenin...

WATCH: Building A Bookstore In 77 Seconds

Posted 09.13.2011 | Books

While book stores all over the country continue to shut down at an alarming rate, one of our favorite independent book stores, Half Price Books, is op...

Will The Home Library Survive The Surge Of The eBook?

The Independent | Posted 08.20.2011 | Books

"I've not actually read any of them. I just love the bindings." So said the actress Davinia Taylor earlier this year when she decided to put her house...

How One Bookseller Is Growing When Everyone Else Is Closing | By ELAINE WALKER | Posted 08.06.2011 | Books

You won't find Kaplan wringing his hands over the impact of online book sales or the growth of digital books on the traditional bookselling industry. ...

Verdict In On Borders Case

GalleyCat | Maryann Yin on June 3, 2011 12:07 PM | Posted 08.03.2011 | Books

Judge Martin Glenn granted Borders an extension to finalize its reorganization plans following news that “several bidders” are interested in the b...

Borders To Make A Final, Desperate Attempt At Survival

Business | Posted 08.01.2011 | Books

The future of Borders Group Inc. may become clearer Thursday when a bankruptcy judge considers the bookseller's request for more time to craft a turna...

Borders Is Seeking HOW Much In Additional Financing? | Posted 06.22.2011 | Books

Borders Group, the bookstore chain under bankruptcy protection, is seeking at least $50 million in additional financing as sales trail expectations an...

'Do You Have Any Shakespeare Translated Into English?' And 12 Other Ridiculous Things Overheard In Bookstores (PHOTOS)

Posted 06.19.2011 | Books

Is it really possible that some people don't know who Dante is, or, more shockingly, Shakespeare? According to bookstore employees, there are such peo...

Bookseller's Inventory Being Auctioned: What Will Happen To The Stores? | Scott Sloan | Posted 06.18.2011 | Books

The future of Lexington's most prominent book retailer will be decided this week. On Wednesday, Joseph-Beth Booksellers' five remaining stores, includ...

Borders Finally Has Plan To Show Creditors, Publishers

Sources | Posted 06.06.2011 | Books

Borders Group Inc. plans to tell publishers and landlords Wednesday it has achieved major cost savings, including more than $30 million in rent reduct...

Barnes & Noble Image Makeover?

Advertising Age | Rupal Parekh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Bookseller Barnes & Noble has tapped Interpublic Group of Cos.' Mullen, Boston, as its creative agency. The retailer is planning to refresh its brand ...

UPDATED: Bookstore Obituaries

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

As the year comes to a close, we're all slammed with hoards of "best of" lists -- Best Books, Best Kids Books, Best Cook Books, etc. On top of that, ...

Shallow Reporting or Hidden Agendas: A Rant About Newspapers

Christin Evans | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Christin Evans

Our biggest complaint with newspapers is the shallow reporting that is regularly printed in the name of news. For an example of such reporting, we turn to the world of independent bookstores.