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WATCH Ann Patchett: Can Online Shopping Make You The Unabomber?

Posted 02.21.2012 | Home

Last night, Ann Patchett appeared on "The Colbert Report" to defend physical bookstores everywhere. Colbert introduced her by praising the amount ...

Farmer's Market Breakfast

Maria Rodale | Posted 04.18.2012 | Home
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Maya Rodale, writer of historical tales of true love and adventure This dish is so named because we pick up most of the ingredients...

Why Do Writers Need Readers? Not for the Reason You Might Think

Holly Robinson | Posted 04.09.2012 | Home
Holly Robinson

For most writers, every book takes months, even years, to write. We don't know how, or even if, that book will ever be published in the end, but something compels us to keep going. That "something" is the reader.

Super Bowl Snack: Easy Guacamole

Maria Rodale | Posted 04.04.2012 | Home
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Maya Rodale, writer of historical tales of true love and adventure There are only two things I like about sports: 1) dramatic mome...

Think Again: When Books Disappear

Eric Alterman | Posted 04.03.2012 | Media
Eric Alterman

Here is my attempt just to give a small flavor of what we're missing -- not by reading and reviewing all the books I discuss below, but rather by providing a few examples of new, important books that should inform our discourse.

A Band of Determined Eccentrics

William Petrocelli | Posted 04.01.2012 | Home
William Petrocelli

What accounts for an upsurge in confidence among independent booksellers? In part, it's because of an increase in sales in many of these stores within the last quarter.

New Jersey Bookstore "The Raconteur" Closes Today

The Huffington Post | Jessica Kramer | Posted 03.27.2012 | Home

"They paved paradise and put up a parking lot." Joni Mitchell's landmark lyrics are often overused to the point of triteness, but in this case they...

Observing Weekends

Maria Rodale | Posted 03.28.2012 | Home
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Maya Rodale, writer of historical tales of true love and adventure. My name is Maya, and I am a workaholic. I love working so muc...

What Is The Most Literate City In The U.S.?

USA Today | Posted 01.25.2012 | Home

For the second consecutive year, Washington, D.C. , is ranked as the most literate city in the country, according to an annual statistical survey to b...

Why We Need to Save the World's Last Remaining LGBT Bookstores

Oscar Raymundo | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Oscar Raymundo

If every LGBT bookstore in the world is set to fade, who will proudly stock our queer, oftentimes "unpublishable" stories? Who will help us validate our fight against mainstream censorship? What will be our gayborhoods' living rooms? certainly won't.

Literary Seductions

Allison K Hill | Posted 11.29.2011 | Home
Allison K Hill

I once slept with a man because he gave me a copy of Murakami's The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle. Before you judge me, read the book. It's lyrical and seductive and changes the way you think about reality, about life.

A Truly Black Friday With No Borders

Adam Benson | Posted 01.25.2012 | Home
Adam Benson

There is one difference about this holiday. I won't be visiting one of my favorite haunts today. This Friday, without Borders Books, is truly a Black one for me.

How To Save Bookstores

Maria Rodale | Posted 12.27.2011 | Home
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Maya Rodale, writer of historical tales of true love and adventure. Lately, I've been craving the experience of browsing in booksto...

Confessions of an E-Book Virgin

Dave Astor | Posted 12.21.2011 | Home
Dave Astor

Some people continued to ride a horse-and-buggy after many other people switched to cars. Maybe I'm one of those late-adopter types. But at least for now, I'm sticking with print books.

Book Justice for All

Colleen Jaurretche | Posted 12.20.2011 | Los Angeles
Colleen Jaurretche

Lending and owning books is basic to culture and the building of community, and essential to democracy. It is a gesture of basic humanity that we cannot afford to lose.

Is It Best to Buy or Borrow Books?

Dave Astor | Posted 11.28.2011 | Home
Dave Astor

Now stepping into the ring: buying books vs. using a library! That bout might never make pay-per-view, but it's a contest often on the minds of avid readers.

Wrecking Recs: Go to the Bookstore!

Rachael Berkey | Posted 10.31.2011 | Home
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 | Home

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 | Home

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 | Home

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 | Home

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 | Home

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 ...