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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.

What Comes After Television, Bookstores and Banks?

Brett King | Posted 10.17.2011 | Business
Brett King

There's been a great deal of discussion lately about the impact of technology on traditional businesses such as bookstores, media, TV, newspapers and ...

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...

Bird and Beckett Bookstore -- A San Francisco Treasure

Louise Nayer | Posted 10.15.2011 | San Francisco
Louise Nayer

The store offers a way of life -- a cultural center -- that reminds all of us of what's important: community, friendships, exchange of ideas, music and of course BOOKS.

'My Name Is Wendy, And I’m A Bookstore Junkie'

Talking Writing | Posted 10.09.2011 | Books

It’s not so bad that I’ve got piles of books dotting the floor. But now piles have sprouted on my nightstand, radiator covers, and coffee table as...

Why Did Bookstores Survive The UK Riots?

Posted 10.09.2011 | Books

British bookstores seemed largely unaffected by the rioting that took place last night across the UK, according to a report on The Bookseller website....

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...

Best Credit Cards for Back-to-School Expenses

Curtis Arnold | Posted 10.02.2011 | Business
Curtis Arnold

With nearly 20 million American students heading for college and another 55 million kids in K-12 schools, parents often have to scramble for the extra...

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 ...

Ms. Benjamin's Guide to Etiquette for the Polite Reader (and Author)

Melanie Benjamin | Posted 09.24.2011 | Books
Melanie Benjamin

As I prepare to embark upon that perilous -- and perilously rare -- adventure called the "book tour," I think it behooves us both to be reminded of our obligation to one another. Herewith, I propose these simple rules for governing our behavior.

"Kissing" Books Could Have Saved Borders

Gail Vida Hamburg | Posted 09.23.2011 | Books
Gail Vida Hamburg

As men wearing suits analyze the death of Borders, it's become clear that none of them grew up kissing books. They blame book readers, digital books, Amazon, and the recession for the demise of the chain when they should be blaming the executives.

Bestselling Author Opens Independent Bookstore

AP | By CHRIS TALBOTT | Posted 09.23.2011 | Books

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Ann Patchett lives in a different era. The best-selling author of "State of Wonder," "Bel Canto" and other novels doesn't tweet, ...

Secondhand Book Serendipity | Posted 09.20.2011 | Books

I'm off on holiday to Pembrokeshire for a week tomorrow (yes! dry your tears) and stopping over for a night in beautiful, book-laden Hay-on-Wye on the...

Why Borders Failed While Barnes & Noble Survived | All Things Considered | Posted 09.19.2011 | Books

It appears to be all over for the Borders bookselling chain. The company will be liquidated — meaning sold off in pieces — and almost 11,000 emplo...

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...

The Rise And Fall Of Borders: By The Numbers

The Week | Posted 09.17.2011 | Books

After filing for bankruptcy protection in February and closing nearly one-third of its stores, Borders now stands on the brink of a total liquidation,...

10 Unconventional Bookstores You Should Visit

Posted 09.16.2011 | Books

From Flavorwire: This week, the Paris Review let us in on a little secret — an illegal, speakeasy-style bookstore right here in our fair city of ...

The 5 Most Frequently Stolen Books From Bookstores | Posted 09.14.2011 | Books

Yesterday, historian and author Barry H. Landau was arrested on charges of stealing historical documents, including ones signed by Abraham Lincoln, fr...

Police ID Suspect In Borders Bombing Case

AP | Posted 08.29.2011 | Books

LAKEWOOD, Colo. -- Police say a man suspected of leaving two suspicious devices in a Colorado bookstore is in custody. Chief Kevin Paletta said Tuesd...

The eBook vs. Physical Book Debate Continues

Fosters | Posted 08.27.2011 | Books

Baldface Books is celebrating a milestone....

Green Charity To Open Free Bookstores All Over England

The Bookseller | Posted 08.27.2011 | Books

A green charity offering books for free aims to open an outlet in every town in the UK, and has called on publishers to donate titles....

Technology and the Independent Bookstore (Part 2)

Christin Evans | Posted 08.22.2011 | Books
Christin Evans

IndieCommerce is a clunky response to Amazon's efficient and elegant solution to selling books online. Independent bookstores need their own efficient and elegant solution.

Come Meet The Author, But Be Prepared To Open Your Wallet | JULIE BOSMAN and MATT RICHTEL | Posted 08.22.2011 | Books

Independent bookstores, squeezed by competition from Internet retailers like Amazon, have long done something their online brethren cannot emulate: au...

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...

Borders To Name Bidder By July 1

Yahoo! News || Posted 08.20.2011 | Books

Bankrupt bookstore chain Borders Group Inc (BGPIQ.PK) said it will name a "stalking horse" bidder by July 1 and is looking to complete the sale of al...