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Is Apple Using Gift Cards To Prop Up A Sagging iBookstore?

DailyFinance | SARAH WEINMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

So no wonder Apple is now selling gift cards for iBooks, its e-bookstore platform, in its own stores and also in places like Target (TGT), according t...

Barnes & Noble Selling Toys

DailyFinance | SARAH WEINMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

According to Reuters, five B&N store locations in the tri-state area now contain 3,000-square-foot play areas with educational toys and games. This si...

Barnes And Noble Has Become Like Indie To Local Residents | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Today, however, as e-books begin to capture their share of the bookselling market, the distinction between big-box booksellers and the smaller guys ma...

How Did This Georgetown Indie Bookstore Thrive?

The Munch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Levy opened Bridge Street Books in 1980, and was the sole employee for the first six months. The independent bookstore, which now has four part-time e...

Bookstore Bingo

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

With eBook sales up, you'd think we'd overhear fewer ridiculous things in bookstores. But it seems there's no end to the crazy scenarios booksellers e...

Bestselling Authors and the Move to Self-Publishing

Nina Lassam | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Nina Lassam

With the launch of services like Fast Pencil Premiere and the high profile moves of established authors to Indie publishing, AJ answers questions about the model's appeal for major authors.

Nook Kids From Barnes And Noble

Christian Science Moniter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

It was only a matter of time. Modern parents, constantly pressed to limit their children's screen time and send them off instead with a good book, now...

Indie Bookstore Tour With Creator Of The Moth

George Dawes Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
George Dawes Green

We call ourselves the Unchained Tour. We're a posse of fiddlers and singers and raconteurs and we're headed for a performance.

A Bookstore Flourishes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Fortunately for the two new booksellers, their previous careers accustomed them to working long hours for months at a time. Before moving to rural nor...

Bookstore Bingo

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

"Can you tell me who the author of Shakespeare is?" Yes, someone really did say that ... And it's probably one of the reasons #bookstorebingo started ...

New Model For Publishing Based On Readers' Interest

The Guardian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

And Other Stories's approach is probably the only way this could work in literary terms. Building a community of subscribers and a spirit of collectiv...

Shop For Books And Charge Your Electric Car?

Dallas Business News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The charger is relatively slow, and some cars will take hours to get a full charge. So the idea is to change consumer thinking about refueling, from w...

Bookstore Bingo

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

We ran it once, we ran it twice, and now we're back for more! It's Bookstore Bingo -- the popular Twitter hashtag #bookstorebingo -- and it never stop...

Stephen Colbert To Author Sean Wilentz About Bob Dylan: 'He's No Britney' (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Scroll down to watch video of the interview Author Sean Wilentz, professor of history at Princeton, has written books on Jefferson, Jackson and Reaga...

Tim Waterstone

The Guardian | Alex Clark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

He was certainly bucking the trend when he started Waterstone's in 1982; he describes a grim landscape, in which the demise of the book was regularly ...

Three Lives And Co. Bookstore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

How is it that when other bookshops in the neighborhood are shutting their doors or moving to spots with more favorable leases, Three Lives keeps stan...

Father's Book Survives Plane Crash, Son Opens Bookstore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

"Everyday could be your last day, accidents happen and it is kind of a wake up call to stop screwing around and stop talking about what you want to do...

Barnes And Noble Nook: Better Than Kindle?

Fast Company | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

But Barnes & Noble has a fine ebook reader of its own, the Nook, and its multi-platform Nook software (iPad, iPhone, Android, BlackBerry, PC, Mac) is ...

Obama Accepts Unreleased Jonathan Franzen Novel From Bookseller

New York Times | JULIE BOSMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Little did President Obama know that by accepting an early copy of "Freedom," the new Jonathan Franzen novel, he would set off a small panic in the pu...

Barnes And Noble's Fate

New York Magazine | Andrew Rice | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Riggio was trying to say that, whatever becomes of books as physical objects in this new age of digital distribution, he is certain people will still ...

Bookstore Bingo:

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Last month we gave you the most ridiculous, unbelievable, and downright hilarious things ever overheard in a bookstore. The hashtag is called "booksto...

Barnes And Noble Failure

Wall Street Journal | JAMES B. STEWART | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

My hunch is that B&N never really embraced the Internet or e-books, tied as it was to the old-fashioned world of physical books and stores. As B&N foc...

Borders, Barnes And Noble Stock Dying: Amazon's eBook To Blame?

MarketWatch | Brett Arends | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

You could hardly dominate an industry more than B&N has dominated the landscape of traditional bookstores. Yet its fortunes have fallen so far that ma...

Bookstore Cats: Where Do They Live In California?

SFGate | John McMurtrie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

A bookstore cat is a shop's mascot and keeper, equally adept at charming customers and, when the lights go out, chasing away rodents. And so let us ce...

Beyond the Bookstore: Holding Book Events in Non-Traditional Venues

Penny C. Sansevieri | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Penny C. Sansevieri

If you're tired of hearing "no" every time you try and secure a book signing, take heart. Signings have become a lot more challenging. What's an author to do?