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Johannes Cabal: The Detective

Michael Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Michael Jones

I sped through 'Johannes Cabal' laughing all the way. I recommend the book highly. It is silly, erudite, and part a playful modern variant of the locked door murder mystery.

Print To Digital: What Can You Do With All Those Books?

New York Times | Rob Walker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

In July, Amazon.com announced that, during the previous three months, it sold more e-books than hardback books. This may or may not portend something ...

Will Independent Bookstores Be The Last Bookstores Standing?

Portfolio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Is the time of the independent bookstore--that almost mythical place that caters to a niche not easily found elsewhere, or deals in used books, and is...

Independent Bookstore Spotlight: Interview with Claudia Maceo Sharp of The Twig Book Shop, San Antonio

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Anis Shivani

In focusing on independent bookstores, I introduce you to The Twig Book Shop, long a fixture in San Antonio's literary community.

Barnes & Noble May Put Itself Up For Sale

AP | EMILY FREDRIX | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

NEW YORK — Book retailer Barnes & Noble Inc., facing a potential proxy fight with shareholder activists unhappy about the company's stock price ...

Indie Bookstores Rising: New York Mag Gets Up Close And Personal With New York City's Independents

The Huffington Post | Jessie Kunhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

New York Magazine has a great feature in its Books section today celebrating the independent bookstores of New York City. It consists of six different...

High-End Art Book Publisher Taschen Opens Its Own Dedicated Bookstores All Over The World

The Los Angeles Times | Liesl Bradner, Special to the Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

When you walk into the Taschen bookstore in Beverly Hills, it feels as if you are entering the lavish private library of an art scholar. Illuminated s...

New York City's 'Small Army Of Neighborhood Bookshops'

New York Magazine | Joe Keohane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

New York's independent bookshops were supposed to be long gone by now. After a decade of slow financial strangulation at the hands of the big-box stor...

Barnes & Noble To Put 1,000-Square-Foot Nook Boutiques In All Stores

The New York Times | JULIE BOSMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

In September, the chain will begin an aggressive promotion of its Nook e-readers by building 1,000-square-foot boutiques in all of its stores, with sa...

'Independent Bookstore On Wheels': Bay Area Bookstore Takes To The Streets

Booktryst | Stephen J. Gertz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The Bay Area Bookmobile, as Simpson's enterprise is called, proudly bills itself as an "Independent Bookstore on Wheels." Bookstores don't get more in...

Most Amazing Bookstores In The World (PHOTOS, POLL)

The Huffington Post | Caroline Eisenmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

It's a difficult time for bookstores. Online booksellers offer seductively low prices and the convenience of ordering from home. eBooks are poised to ...

8 Tips for Getting into Bookstores

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

Let's face it: regardless of the odds, we authors still want to get into bookstores. But if you've been having a hard time, take heart.

'Pop-Up Bookstore' Comes To Hawaii For Two Weeks Only

Honolulu Weekly | Ryan Senaga | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Interisland Terminalʻs "small step" is being engineered by famed New York artist jeffstaple of Staple Design. The establishment is being called a "po...

Bookstore Bingo: 13 Of The Most Ridiculous Things Overheard In Bookstores (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

As in any retail job, people who work in bookstores have to deal with their fair share of strange comments from customers on a daily basis. But the as...

Can Electronic Reading Devices Bring The Book To Life?

Los Angeles Times | Alex Pham and David Sarno | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

More than 550 years after Johannes Gutenberg printed 180 copies of the Bible on paper and vellum, new technologies as revolutionary as the printing pr...

Saturday Night at the Bookstore

Arielle Ford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Arielle Ford

My friend, "Cathy" is very aware of my love of books and my passion for helping people make connections. She knew I would enjoy her tale about a recent trip to her local Borders on a Saturday night and I am sure you will also.

Authors Duke It Out For NYC Book Signing Outlets

The Wall Street Journal | JOANNE KAUFMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Which authors get to sign at which New York locations is a tricky gavotte involving publishers, chain bookstores and other venues. In fact, independen...

Investment Tips For the Aspiring Writer

Melanie Benjamin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Melanie Benjamin

You would be surprised, in other words, by how many people who want to publish a book haven't actually read one. In a very, very long time.

Indigo To Develop In-Store Photo Departments

The Financial Post | Hollie Shaw | Posted 05.26.2011 | Books

Indigo Books & Music Inc. is branching into photography and will sell its own branded gift items to third-party retailers to offset a global slide in ...

Small Bookstore Survives Economy

Naperville Sun | David Sharos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Some might call it "the little engine that could." Others might just see it as an iconic symbol of Naperville. Or maybe it proves that the mom and pop...

Waterstone's Founder's New Novel Features Real Book World Treachery

The Guardian | Vanessa Thorpe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The entrepreneur Tim Waterstone, founder of the book chain that bears his name, has set an intriguing summer puzzle for his friends and former associa...

Bookstores We Love For Their Spirit Of Independence, Part Two (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Last week, we posted a list of some of our favorite independent bookstores across the country, and asked you to submit your own favorites too. The sub...

Ron Burkle Company Files Complaint Against Barnes & Noble

AP | MAE ANDERSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

NEW YORK — Los Angeles billionaire Ron Burkle's Yucaipa Cos. has filed a lawsuit in Delaware court against Barnes & Noble Inc., saying the books...

A Writer's First Year: "Do Not Snort on NPR" and Other Tips for Flogging Your Book

Holly Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Holly Robinson

Nobody is better qualified than you are to advocate for your book. Here are a few helpful tips about book flogging that I've learned during my first year as a published writer:

Bookstores We Love For Their Spirit Of Independence (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Bookstores have been in the news lately and the subject has been their survival. This is a topic that has been debated since the rise of the chain sto...