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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...

Indie Bookstore Wants To Help Ex-Borders Employees

Dallas/Fort Worth | By | Posted 10.01.2011 | Home

About 130 North Texans will lose their jobs after bookstore megachain Borders recently announced it would fold. A total of 17,000 Borders employees ac...

The eBook vs. Physical Book Debate Continues

Fosters | Posted 08.27.2011 | Home

Baldface Books is celebrating a milestone....

Green Charity To Open Free Bookstores All Over England

The Bookseller | Posted 08.27.2011 | Home

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....

PHOTOS: Bookstores We Love For Their Spirit Of Independence--What's Your Favorite?

Posted 08.27.2011 | Home

Independence Day 2011--it's approaching next week, and we wanted to celebrate the spirit of independence in books. In a difficult economy and a landsc...

2011 Indie Book Award Winners Announced

Posted 08.08.2011 | Home

Independent Book Publishing Professionals Group has named the best indie books of 2011....

Why You Should Read More Physical Books | By Jacob E. Osterhout | Posted 08.07.2011 | Home

There's a theory that independent bookstores can't survive in the age of digital tomes....

Dispatches From the (Book Tour) Front

Meg Waite Clayton | Posted 06.14.2011 | Home
Meg Waite Clayton

I'm on book tour with The Four Ms. Bradwells. That's the good news and the bad.

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...

What Shop Made Publisher's Weekly Bookstore Of The Year? | Judith Rosen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

In a clean sweep for the heartland, Anderson’s Books, which includes Anderson’s Bookshops in Naperville and Downer’s Grove, Ill., ABCFairs, and ...

Old Saybrook Independent Bookstore Closing

The Middletown Press : Serving Middletown, CT | Randall Beach, New Haven Register | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

DONNA BOOKMAN, the appropriately named manager of Emerson and Cook Book Co. in Old Saybrook, has been having some dispiriting conversations with her o...

Independent Booksellers Choice Awards Announced: Join The Debate On Who Should Win!

The Huffington Post | Zoe Triska | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Yesterday, Melville House, in addition to many other independent publishers, announced the first Independent Booksellers Choice Awards. They are doing...

Independent Alternatives To Closed Borders Bookstores | Edward Champion | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The list of 200 Borders bookstores was obtained from court records. I located the alternative bookstores using a variety of online sources (Indiebound...

eBooks: How Do Small Indie Stores Survive The Digital Age? | Bob Minzesheimer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Increasingly, consumers are ordering print books online and reading e-books delivered instantly to mobile devices and e-readers such as Amazon's Kindl...

Weirdest Things Bought In Bookstores (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

With Borders Books in trouble but Barnes and Noble doing well, and with indie bookstores getting so much positive attention, it seems like so many wac...

How Did This Georgetown Indie Bookstore Thrive?

The Munch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Levy opened Bridge Street Books in 1980, and was the sole employee for the first six months. The independent bookstore, which now has four part-time e...

Indie Bookstore Tour With Creator Of The Moth

George Dawes Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
George Dawes Green

We call ourselves the Unchained Tour. We're a posse of fiddlers and singers and raconteurs and we're headed for a performance.

Literary Underdogs

The Guardian | Benedicte Page | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The eight books chosen for the inaugural Fiction Uncovered will be announced in spring 2011 and go into a Waterstone's "3 for 2" promotion. Foyles and...

It's Okay to Be Ambidextrous, but Don't Let Either Hand Do All the Work: on Jaron Lanier and Book Buying

John Mesjak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
John Mesjak

Indie bricks and mortar bookstores may not always be able to satisfy that desire for "search-find-click-done" instantaneity, but online search & shop can only take us so far.

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...

Will Independent Bookstores Be The Last Bookstores Standing?

Portfolio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

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...

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 | Home

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...

"The Market Is Even Bigger Than We Thought." Maybe.

John Mesjak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
John Mesjak

A shiny new Kindle or iPad or Kobo or Nook won't convert a non-book buyer into a rabid book buyer. It might give us some incremental growth. But not revolutionary growth. The market isn't bigger than we thought. It's exactly the size we were afraid it might be.

Bookstores We Love For Their Spirit Of Independence (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

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...

The 8 Best Independent Bookstores In Britain

Telegraph UK | Nina Caplan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

[F]or the moment, the death of the independent bookshop has been greatly exaggerated, so I have selected these rather as one chooses books in a good s...