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Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here -- What Will Be Your First Step?

Jane Carlin and Barb Macke | Posted 01.23.2014 | Education
Jane Carlin and Barb Macke

As a poet and a bookseller, Beau recognized that Al-Mutanabbi Street would have been his home, and sought to raise awareness and to promote the role of the artist in social activism and the commonality between Al-Mutanabbi Street and any street that holds a bookstore, library, university, or arts organization.

Should You Do a Book Tour On Your Own Dime?

Holly Robinson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Holly Robinson

We writers quake in our slippers at the thought of actually having to get dressed and emerge from behind our laptop shields. Whether we're indie or tr...

Interview With 2013 Acker Award Winner for Fiction, Rami Shamir

Lisa Chau | Posted 10.06.2013 | Books
Lisa Chau

Rami Shamir is the author of Train to Pokipse. A former Zuccotti Park Occupier with Occupy Wall Street, he strives to set an example for a new type of author.

This Book Will Change Your Life

Allison Hill | Posted 05.05.2013 | Books
Allison Hill

A decision to save $6.00 by buying a book online, multiplied by thousands of customers every day, means that your local bookstore -- the place where you meet friends, met your partner, or found the book that changed your life -- may not be there next year.

A Band of Determined Eccentrics

William Petrocelli | Posted 04.01.2012 | Books
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.

How Will We Read: In Book Chains?

C. M. Rubin | Posted 01.09.2012 | Books
C. M. Rubin

If you've ever been to one of the 6 extraordinarily beautiful Daunt bookshops in London (a tourist attraction in travel guides) you will understand why people call James Daunt one of the all-time great booksellers.

Q.R. Markham | Posted 12.25.2011 | Books
Q.R. Markham

Editor's Note: This post has been removed from the Huffington Post because it was determined, after its original publication, that large segments had ...

America's 10 Hottest Retailers

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 10.11.2011 | Business

The Great Recession has hardly put the average American in a spending mood -- but some retailers have a knack for attracting new customers. Looking...

Borders Bookstore Will Eliminate 11,000 Jobs, Close 400 Remaining Stores

Posted 09.17.2011 | Business

Bankrupt Borders Group Inc said it has canceled its auction and will sell itself to a group of liquidators. Borders announced the decision on M...

Beyond Bookstores

nytimes.com | STEPHANIE CLIFFORD and JULIE BOSMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Kitson, a group of boutiques based in Los Angeles, is the kind of store that appears regularly in the tabloids for both its stylish clothes and its ce...

Small Farms and the Farm Subsidies Scandal

Daniel Krotz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Daniel Krotz

From 1995 to 2009, taxpayers shelled out nearly a quarter-trillion dollars in farm subsidies. But while ten percent of farmers received 74% of this money, 62% of American farmers got no subsidy at all.

Publishers Said About Borders Proposal: 'Not Going To Fly'

publishersweekly.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Publishers seemed unimpressed with Borders proposals that seek new financing and payment terms. According to sources familiar with negotiations, Borde...

Huffington Post Readers' Picks

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

After thinking about the too many bookstores that closed this decade, we wanted to celebrate the excellent bookstores that still remain. So, we asked ...

How to Term Limit Lunatics

Daniel Krotz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daniel Krotz

One of the lunatics Arkansans routinely sends to the State Legislature wrote an opinion piece on the new Health Care Reform legislation that has pushe...

Follett's 'Fall Of Giants,' Connelly's 'Reversal'

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

HARDCOVER FICTION 1. "The Reversal" by Michael Connelly (Little, Brown)...

Amazon Might Start Charging For 'Look Inside!' Feature

DailyFinance | SARAH WEINMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

But a new patent granted earlier this week by the U.S. Trademark & Patent Office suggests Amazon may be rethinking its free preview concept. According...

WSJ Book Review

publishersweekly.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Robert Messenger, the new editor for Books, talked with PW about what he plans on reviewing, the importance of keeping long-form book coverage intact,...

Great American Novelist

The Stranger | Tao Lin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Lin isn't the richest or most famous living American human, but you could argue--I would argue--that he is one of the most nonjudgmental (for years he...

Jay-Z Book Cover Revealed

billboard.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Featuring an image of Andy Warhol's "Rorschach" on the cover, the fully-illustrated book decodes 36 songs from Jay-Z's extensive catalog, offering an ...

Lost Library

Lost libraries | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The news of Liddell's discovery quickly spread through Facebook and Twitter's literary districts, and Markson's fans realized that his personal librar...

Susan Lehman Appointed Publisher Of Twelve

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

Susan Lehman, a communications executive, editor and lawyer, has been chosen to replace Jonathan Karp as publisher and editor in chief of Twelve, a ti...

Oprah's Book Club: Will She Forgive Franzen Or Pick Mandela?

Sammy Perlmutter and Gabe Habash | Posted 12.11.2011 | Books

After 25 years on the air, Oprah's farewell season began this week and on Friday, September 17, the media mogul will announce her final Book Club sele...

Bookstore Sales Drop In July

Publishers Weekly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The downward trend of bookstore sales continued in July with sales declining 2.3%, to $1.08 billion, according to preliminary estimates from the U.S. ...

eBook: Google To Launch Service In Japan Next Year

thebookseller.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Google has announced it will launch its Editions platform for e-books in Japan in 2011 despite a "chilly" reception from major Japanese publishers, ac...

Vatican Library Reopens After 3-Year Restoration

AP | NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

VATICAN CITY — The Vatican's Apostolic Library is reopening to scholars following a three-year, euro9-million ($11.5- million) renovation to ins...