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The New Barnes & Noble: Attracting Readers, Not Authors

Kallen Diggs | Posted 08.05.2016 | Business
Kallen Diggs

For most indie authors, Barnes & Noble can be their worst enemy. Why? Well, there are not very friendly. I only got a book signing there because of my publisher (Morgan James Publishing). Although, it was not worth my time there at all.

A Bookshop Grows in Queens

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 05.17.2016 | Books
Brandi Megan Granett

The Queens Bookshop Initiative wants to help the 2.3 million residents of Queen, through the creation of a general interest bookshop worthy of Queens....

Nonagenarians Ditch Dating Apps, Go On Blind Date At Bookstore

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 04.21.2016 | Good News

These nonagenarians went on a date and it was old school cool. Miriam Steiner, 93, and Harold Sharlin, 90, went on a blind date this past Sunday at P...

When a Publishing Expert Opens a Bookstore

Fauzia Burke | Posted 02.25.2016 | Books
Fauzia Burke

Lynn Rosen has viewed the book publishing business from every perspective. She has worked as an editor, literary agent, journalist, and author. I sat down with her to ask her about her latest and maybe bravest endeavor -- independent bookstore owner.

Atlantis, Lost?

Stella Kasdagli | Posted 01.05.2016 | Books
Stella Kasdagli

The iconic bookstore of Santorini is facing extinction but the people who have supported it throughout the years are not ready to lose the battle. Who...

Notes From My (Book) Shelf: Holiday 2015

Roxanne Coady | Posted 12.11.2015 | Books
Roxanne Coady

Wouldn't it be great if we could figure this out? Most of us muddle through the dilemma, trying to get it right and every once in a while there is a beautiful day when it works. I find myself yearning for those moments since everything feels so high-speed, creating demands and the need to always be rushing.

20 Customers Spent Night of Terror At Shakespeare & Co. Bookstore

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 11.14.2015 | World

A famous Parisian bookstore turned into a makeshift shelter Friday, housing 20 customers who waited out the attacks, according to Twitter users. Patro...

Are e-Books a Good Idea for Latino Authors?

Daniel Cubias | Posted 05.27.2016 | Books
Daniel Cubias

It was not my intention to create a trilogy on Huffington Post about the Latino publishing scene, but that is what has happened. My previous two artic...

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.

Strand Books Used Sprinklers On Homeless

| Posted 11.15.2013 | New York

By Rosa Goldensohn GREENWICH VILLAGE — The Strand Book Store used its sprinkler system to drive away homeless people from beneath its famous red...

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. ...

The Faithful Shopper: Best for Books

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 09.09.2013 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

It's been a couple of years since I've written about the independent bookseller scene - and thank the literary gods, it's as strong as ever! Between t...

Zoë Triska

WATCH: Penguin's Book Truck IS SO AWESOME | Zoë Triska | Posted 06.12.2013 | Books

As a book lover, I saw a lot of things I adored last week at Book Expo America. But even though I got to meet Grumpy Cat, the coolest thing at BEA thi...

9 Awesome Picture Books That Need Rescuing From Obscurity

Jay Bushara | Posted 06.03.2013 | Books
Jay Bushara

There are many good reasons you missed the latest literary wonder in this age of picture book plenty. It came from a tiny publishing outpost in Michig...

This Book Will Change Your Life

Allison K Hill | Posted 05.05.2013 | Books
Allison K Hill

A decision to save $6.00 by buying a book online, multiplied by thousands of customers every day, means that your local bookstore -- the place where you meet friends, met your partner, or found the book that changed your life -- may not be there next year.

Rizzoli: Your Fantasy Bookstore

GloboMaestro | Posted 04.28.2013 | New York

For nearly 50 years, Rizzoli Bookstore has captured the imaginations of bibliophiles with its sophisticated and stunning Old-World charm along with a drool-worthy collection of coffee-table books that the Italian publisher, is known for.

Midtown's Secret Sanctuary

GloboMaestro | Posted 04.21.2013 | Travel

There is a discreet spot in midtown Manhattan with 100 loose-leaf tea varieties from all over the world -- and with every type of pot and glass for serving them.

Awesome Song Promotes Local Bookstores

Posted 03.07.2013 | Books

This awesome cover by booksellers Molly and Colin of a Ricky Nelson and Lorrie Collins song comes from Common Good Books, the bookstore founded by Gar...

PHOTOS: Is This The World's Most Elegant Bookstore?

Posted 04.10.2012 | Books

Rizzoli has just opened a stunningly beautiful new store inside luxury department store Saks Fifth Avenue in New York. Positioned on the ninth floor, ...

Is Hitler's Book 'The Perfect Present'?

Posted 07.29.2013 | Books

Britain's largest bookstore chain has apologized for promoting Adolf Hitler's book "Mein Kampf" (My Struggle) as "the perfect present" for Christmas, ...

East Harlem Bi-Cultural Bookstore Needs Your Help

Posted 12.21.2011 | Latino Voices

Don’t tell Aurora Anaya-Cerda small bookshops are dying. Her mission: an independent Latino bookstore in the heart of East Harlem. “It’s a pr...

The Faithful Shopper: Uniquely New York

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 11.29.2011 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

I've often said that New York is the retail capital of the world, and that no international shop or designer is truly global without a location here. But we also have a number of shops that are ONLY here.

Wrecking Recs: Go to the Bookstore!

Rachael Berkey | Posted 10.31.2011 | Books
Rachael Berkey

At least once a month, I get email from a friend asking for a recommendation. The friend in question has finished a book and cannot decide on what to read next. They've come to me for inspiration.

WATCH: Comedian John Hodgman On The Future Of Bookstores

Posted 10.17.2011 | Books

The Daily Show last night featured a piece on the decline of the bookstore. Author and comedian John Hodgman asked Jon Stewart, "Did you know books us...

Adjusting to the Vanishing Bookstore

Tom Alderman | Posted 10.03.2011 | Books
Tom Alderman

For book lovers, nothing is quite so disheartening as seeing our local Borders or Barnes & Noble with a "For Lease" sign on the door. It's the indigestible realization that an increasing number of books now require a battery to read.