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It's All About the Grape

Tom Falco | Posted 01.22.2015 | Miami
Tom Falco

I'm honored that the Bookstore in the Grove (in Coconut Grove) has come up with a new smoothie/shake named The Grapevine, after the Coconut Grove Grapevine, which is the daily news of Coconut Grove, Florida, of which I am the editor and publisher.

Five Ways Ghostwriting Is Good for the Soul

Danielle Wolffe | Posted 01.15.2015 | Books
Danielle Wolffe

Ghostwriting is the craft of translating people's spoken stories onto the page. Ghostwriters either share credit with the person the story is about; or disappear and gracefully let him/her take full credit.

The World's Most Beautiful Bookshops Will Stop You In Your Tracks

Posted 01.15.2015 | Books

Originally published on AbeBooks A bibliophile cannot walk past a bookshop without slowing their step. We will linger at the window, gazing through...

The Faithful Shopper: Coming Attractions

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 01.15.2015 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

It's finally 2015, and this year promises to be a spectacular one for New Yorkers and visitors who love to shop! Among top news, the first stores will open at Brookfield Place and the World Trade Center - and I'll have more on those in the future.

6 Off-The-Beaten-Path Bookstores That Are Worth The Trek

Posted 12.30.2014 | Books

By Richard Davies for AbeBooks.com. Thousands of easy-to-find bookshops are concentrated in the great cities of the world - London, New York, Paris...

10 Reasons to Shop at Your Local Indie Bookstores This Holiday Season

Wendy Webb | Posted 02.03.2015 | Books
Wendy Webb

People who own indie bookstores and the people who work there are your neighbors trying their best to make a small business succeed. By spending your money there, you're keeping it in the community, and vibrant small businesses make vibrant towns.

The Rottenest City On The Pacific Coast

Findery | Posted 01.13.2015 | Travel
Findery

Originally established as a "pleasure town", Chief Justice of the US, Earl Warren, dubbed Emeryville as "the rottenest city on the Pacific Coast" in...

Is This Why Indie Bookstores Are Dying Out? A Personal View

Rachel Thompson | Posted 12.17.2014 | Books
Rachel Thompson

It's no big secret that the best way to sell books is via word of mouth. You read a book, love it, become a fan of the author, buy more of their work, tell your family and friends, who then love the author and buy all their books, and so it begins.

Indie Bookstores Are Making A Comeback

Kevin O'Kelly | Posted 11.29.2014 | Books
Kevin O'Kelly

For avid readers, a bookstore is as much part of the social fabric of the community as is an old-fashioned town square or a beloved park.

An American Entrepreneur in Paris: How Sylvia Beach fought censorship

Steve Mariotti | Posted 11.25.2014 | Books
Steve Mariotti

Her story is legendary: an American bibliophile who brought her love of literature to Paris and created one of the most well-known and influential bookstores of the twentieth century, Shakespeare and Company.

My First Bookstore

Celeste Ng | Posted 11.25.2014 | Books
Celeste Ng

This was back in the mid-1980s, when going to the mall was a fairly typical way to spend a weekend afternoon, at least in the suburbs of Pittsburgh.

Striking Gold in Princeton: 5 Tips for Any Aspiring Collector

Steve Mariotti | Posted 11.12.2014 | Business
Steve Mariotti

I stumbled upon a hidden treasure recently, right in my backyard of Princeton, New Jersey. The Gilded Lion is a wonderful antique store, located at 24 Chambers Street, where it has stood since 1989.

My Three Favorite Rare Book Stores in Europe

Steve Mariotti | Posted 10.25.2014 | Books
Steve Mariotti

I traveled to Europe a few weeks ago and, for the first time, I didn't attend a conference on youth education, or meet with leading business people on how we can innovate startups worldwide. Instead I explored the opportunities provided by a few select bookstores.

Top 10 Art and Design Bookstores Around the World

ARTPHAIRE | Posted 10.22.2014 | Arts
ARTPHAIRE

For lovers of art and design, a travel itinerary should always include a good bookstore among its listings of local museums and art galleries. After all, a great bookstore is often a destination unto itself. Here are of ten of the most sensational bookstores for art and design around the world.

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.

Book Clubs Are Badass

Allison K Hill | Posted 09.13.2014 | Books
Allison K Hill

The gravity of choosing a club name. The ongoing battles to select titles. The no holds barred opinions and heated debates. Kicking members out for failing to read the book or stay on topic. The wine! These readers are the masters of their literary domain.

Calling All Authors: Amazon Isn't the Worst Offender

Lisa Kirchner | Posted 09.07.2014 | Books
Lisa Kirchner

As a first-time author who's just written a book for a small publisher, I'm organizing my own book tour. I've been contacting bookstores to a variety of responses, from enthusiastic acceptance to blinding indifference. Nothing I wouldn't expect. Until I got the email from one particular book seller.

Dave Jamieson

Indie Bookstore Rehires Workers It Fired For Supporting The Union

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 07.05.2014 | Business

The owners of an independent bookstore in New York City have rehired four workers who were fired shortly after they voted in favor of union representa...

Dave Jamieson

Workers Vote Union, Get Immediately Fired

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 07.02.2014 | Business

On June 24, Bec Goodbourn and Kerry Henderson cast ballots in a union election held for the staff of Book Culture, the independent bookstore where the...

Bookstore Tour of Los Angeles

Michelle Chahine | Posted 07.23.2014 | Los Angeles
Michelle Chahine

At thisbookstore, It's the second floor that will amaze you.

Dracula, Dark Magic and the Truly Terrifying: Relationships

Wendy Webb | Posted 04.29.2014 | Books
Wendy Webb

One of the things I love best about going on a book tour when I have a new book that has hit the shelves is meeting readers, bookstore owners and book...

In 10 Years, Will Kids Even Know What Bookstores Are?

Steven Zacharius | Posted 05.03.2014 | Books
Steven Zacharius

Ten years from now will our children or grandchildren even know what a bookstore was? I live on Long Island, and we no longer have a major chain bookstore within ten miles of our home. I'm talking about Long Island, a highly populated are, not somewhere in the middle of nowhere.

Why I Love Libraries

Gina Barreca | Posted 03.28.2014 | Books
Gina Barreca

It's the weight of the book that calms me, the feel of the paper under my fingertips as I turn the page that grabs me. This pleasure is sharpened by understanding that what I love at this moment has only been loaned to me. I can possess it fully, but temporarily.

How to Save Local Bookstores In Two Easy Steps

Eytan Levy | Posted 03.11.2014 | Books
Eytan Levy

Amazon beats local bookstores on price, and beats them on digital sales completely. Most people think local bookstores don't stand a chance. Plenty have done well enough, but there's a way out of this mess anyway. We can fix bookstores so they survive for decades to come. In two easy steps.

Could Barnes & Noble's Struggles Be Good For Indie Bookstores?

| Posted 01.23.2014 | Books

By Danny O. Snow for IndieReader: Does art imitate life, or vice versa? Back in 1998, we all rooted for the charming little bookshop around the...