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Who Tries to Open a Bookstore in This Day and Age?

Carol Hoenig | Posted 06.17.2014 | Books
Carol Hoenig

Yes, I read about how the smaller, independent bookstores couldn't stay afloat against the behemoth big-box bookstores, and felt a tiny bit of guilt while reading how one store and then another was forced to close up shop.

Strand Books Used Sprinklers On Homeless

| Posted 11.15.2013 | New York

By Rosa Goldensohn GREENWICH VILLAGE — The Strand Book Store used its sprinkler system to drive away homeless people from beneath its famous red...

13 Reasons You Should Always Buy Used Books

Posted 09.04.2013 | Books

Ah, used books. They smell like childhood, and they're good for the environment. What could be better? Of course, we salute devoted library-goers. ...

The Faithful Shopper: Best for Books

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 09.09.2013 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

It's been a couple of years since I've written about the independent bookseller scene - and thank the literary gods, it's as strong as ever! Between t...

Zoë Triska

WATCH: Penguin's Book Truck IS SO AWESOME

HuffingtonPost.com | Zoë Triska | Posted 06.12.2013 | Books

As a book lover, I saw a lot of things I adored last week at Book Expo America. But even though I got to meet Grumpy Cat, the coolest thing at BEA thi...

9 Awesome Picture Books That Need Rescuing From Obscurity

Jay Bushara | Posted 06.03.2013 | Books
Jay Bushara

There are many good reasons you missed the latest literary wonder in this age of picture book plenty. It came from a tiny publishing outpost in Michig...

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.

Rizzoli: Your Fantasy Bookstore

GloboMaestro | Posted 04.28.2013 | New York
GloboMaestro

For nearly 50 years, Rizzoli Bookstore has captured the imaginations of bibliophiles with its sophisticated and stunning Old-World charm along with a drool-worthy collection of coffee-table books that the Italian publisher, is known for.

Midtown's Secret Sanctuary

GloboMaestro | Posted 04.21.2013 | Travel
GloboMaestro

There is a discreet spot in midtown Manhattan with 100 loose-leaf tea varieties from all over the world -- and with every type of pot and glass for serving them.

Awesome Song Promotes Local Bookstores

Posted 03.07.2013 | Books

This awesome cover by booksellers Molly and Colin of a Ricky Nelson and Lorrie Collins song comes from Common Good Books, the bookstore founded by Gar...

PHOTOS: Is This The World's Most Elegant Bookstore?

Posted 04.10.2012 | Books

Rizzoli has just opened a stunningly beautiful new store inside luxury department store Saks Fifth Avenue in New York. Positioned on the ninth floor, ...

Is Hitler's Book 'The Perfect Present'?

Posted 07.29.2013 | Books

Britain's largest bookstore chain has apologized for promoting Adolf Hitler's book "Mein Kampf" (My Struggle) as "the perfect present" for Christmas, ...

East Harlem Bi-Cultural Bookstore Needs Your Help

Posted 12.21.2011 | Latino Voices

Don’t tell Aurora Anaya-Cerda small bookshops are dying. Her mission: an independent Latino bookstore in the heart of East Harlem. “It’s a pr...

The Faithful Shopper: Uniquely New York

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 11.29.2011 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

I've often said that New York is the retail capital of the world, and that no international shop or designer is truly global without a location here. But we also have a number of shops that are ONLY here.

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.

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...

Adjusting to the Vanishing Bookstore

Tom Alderman | Posted 10.03.2011 | Books
Tom Alderman

For book lovers, nothing is quite so disheartening as seeing our local Borders or Barnes & Noble with a "For Lease" sign on the door. It's the indigestible realization that an increasing number of books now require a battery to read.

UK's Biggest Chain About To Fail, Pins Hopes On Social Book Selling App

Publishing Perspectives | Posted 07.19.2011 | Books

LONDON: Troubled UK chain Waterstone’s is pinning its hopes on the aNobii app which it officially launches next month....

Amazon Launches German-Language Kindle Bookstore

BusinessWeek | Posted 06.22.2011 | Books

Amazon.com Inc. said Thursday that it has launched its Kindle e-book store in Germany, bolstering a catalog of German-language books that it had alrea...

A Bookstore That Sells Only One Book

GalleyCat | Jason Boog on April 15, 2011 3:54 PM | Posted 06.15.2011 | Books

What if a bookstore only stocked one book? To celebrate the launch of his new book about the Phoenix Mars mission, author Andrew Kessler constructe...

Should Barnes & Noble Go From Bookstore To Nookstore?

Fortune Tech | ScottWoolley | Posted 06.13.2011 | Books

In the late 1990s, the book industry was upended by the rise of the superstore. With big footprints in exurban shopping centers, Barnes & Noble (BKS) ...

"Where Are Jane Eyre's Books?" The Most Ridiculous Things Overheard In Bookstores

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The Twitter hashtag #bookstorebingo has been yielding hilarious results lately. Bookstore owners and employees tweeted some of the funniest things the...

Google Books Case May Go To Congress

nytimes.com | CLAIRE CAIN MILLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

SAN FRANCISCO — Now that a judge has curtailed Google’s ambitions to create a giant digital bookstore and library, the company is left with few ap...

To the Employees At The Borders' Stores Scheduled To Close: Open A Bookstore

Toby Barlow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Toby Barlow

Just because headquarters can't figure out how to make your location viable does not mean you can't. You've been sitting behind the cash register for years now saying, "If it was up to me..." So, do it!

Barnes And Noble:

Publishing Perspectives | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

B&N was the bookseller whose massive expansion into superstores in the '80s and '90s was seen as the catalyst for the closure of numerous independent ...