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Independent Bookstore

Indie Bookstores Are Making A Comeback

Kevin O'Kelly | Posted 11.29.2014 | Home
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.

Ferguson: We Are Not All Having the Same Experience

Allison K Hill | Posted 11.23.2014 | Home
Allison K Hill

When my mother was four years old, she met a black person for the first time. After shaking the woman's hand, she looked at her own to see if any of the 'black' had rubbed off. She shared this story with me when I was growing up to illustrate what a white world she was raised in.

WATCH: Why You Should Shop At Indie Bookstores

Posted 11.27.2013 | Home

Last year, the Obamas spent Small Business Saturday pursuing a local bookstore, and a number of indie stores held events to celebrate. This year, a mo...

Bookstore Of The Year Is...

Posted 04.02.2013 | Home

Every year, industry bible Publishers Weekly names a Bookstore of the Year, and it announced yesterday that the 2013 award would be given to to Square...

What's YOUR Favorite Independent Bookstore? (VOTE)

Posted 07.05.2012 | Home

It's Independent Booksellers Week in the UK, but given that we're the ones who came up with Independence Day, we thought we'd celebrate by asking you ...

Technology and the Independent Bookstore (Part 2)

Christin Evans | Posted 08.22.2011 | Home
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.

How To Keep An Independent Bookstore In Business | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Question: What is BookEnds, and how long has it been in business? Answer: BookEnds is a used, new and rare bookstore that also sells bookends, book...

17 Amazing Bookstores

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

It's been a tough decade for bookstores with a record number of closings. We've done the bookstore obituaries and then we decided to celebrate the liv...

End Of Days For Bookstores? | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

There was a time, not so long ago, when chain bookstores had a pretty bad reputation. Barnes & Noble and Borders were seen as predators eager to destr...

Indie Bookseller Lauches Anti-Amazon Blog

GalleyCat | Jason Boog | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Jeff Waxman from Chicago's indie bookstore, 57th Street Books, has launched a Tumblr account called Against Amazon. MobyLives has more details: "[It ...

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

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...

Three Lives And Co. Bookstore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

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...

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

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

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...

The End of the Bookstore?

Steve Leveen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Steve Leveen

Some said they would disappear, be out-boxed by the big-box bookstores in the twentieth century, or outmoded by digital books in the twenty-first. And yet here they are. Welcome to your independent community bookstore.

Bookstore Sells Half Of All Copies of WWII Book; Sales Take Off At Author's 330 Book Signings

Publishers Weekly | Claire Kirch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

What a difference one bookstore can make. In less than two years, a small bookstore housed inside the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center near Washington Dull...

Brooklyn Bookstore Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary

The New York Times | CHRISTINE HAUGHNEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Spoonbill & Sugartown Booksellers observed its 10th anniversary Tuesday morning with a ceremony on the sidewalk in front of the shop, on Bedford Avenu...