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Indie Bookstores Are Making A Comeback

Kevin O'Kelly | Posted 09.29.2014 | Books
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.

An American Entrepreneur in Paris: How Sylvia Beach fought censorship

Steve Mariotti | Posted 09.26.2014 | Books
Steve Mariotti

Her story is legendary: an American bibliophile who brought her love of literature to Paris and created one of the most well-known and influential bookstores of the twentieth century, Shakespeare and Company.

My First Bookstore

Celeste Ng | Posted 09.25.2014 | Books
Celeste Ng

This was back in the mid-1980s, when going to the mall was a fairly typical way to spend a weekend afternoon, at least in the suburbs of Pittsburgh.

Striking Gold in Princeton: 5 Tips for Any Aspiring Collector

Steve Mariotti | Posted 09.12.2014 | Business
Steve Mariotti

I stumbled upon a hidden treasure recently, right in my backyard of Princeton, New Jersey. The Gilded Lion is a wonderful antique store, located at 24 Chambers Street, where it has stood since 1989.

My Three Favorite Rare Book Stores in Europe

Steve Mariotti | Posted 08.27.2014 | Books
Steve Mariotti

I traveled to Europe a few weeks ago and, for the first time, I didn't attend a conference on youth education, or meet with leading business people on how we can innovate startups worldwide. Instead I explored the opportunities provided by a few select bookstores.

Top 10 Art and Design Bookstores Around the World

ARTPHAIRE | Posted 08.22.2014 | Arts
ARTPHAIRE

For lovers of art and design, a travel itinerary should always include a good bookstore among its listings of local museums and art galleries. After all, a great bookstore is often a destination unto itself. Here are of ten of the most sensational bookstores for art and design around the world.

Vacation Reading

Allison Hill | Posted 09.22.2014 | Books
Allison Hill

I go to work and browse the bookshelves. Ask my fellow booksellers for recommendations. Buy more books. Then I evolve and start "surfing" online. Reading reviews and blogs. Spying on staff picks from other bookstores.

Book Clubs Are Badass

Allison Hill | Posted 09.13.2014 | Books
Allison Hill

The gravity of choosing a club name. The ongoing battles to select titles. The no holds barred opinions and heated debates. Kicking members out for failing to read the book or stay on topic. The wine! These readers are the masters of their literary domain.

Calling All Authors: Amazon Isn't the Worst Offender

Lisa Kirchner | Posted 09.07.2014 | Books
Lisa Kirchner

As a first-time author who's just written a book for a small publisher, I'm organizing my own book tour. I've been contacting bookstores to a variety of responses, from enthusiastic acceptance to blinding indifference. Nothing I wouldn't expect. Until I got the email from one particular book seller.

Dave Jamieson

Indie Bookstore Rehires Workers It Fired For Supporting The Union

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 07.05.2014 | Business

The owners of an independent bookstore in New York City have rehired four workers who were fired shortly after they voted in favor of union representa...

Dave Jamieson

Workers Vote Union, Get Immediately Fired

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 07.02.2014 | Business

On June 24, Bec Goodbourn and Kerry Henderson cast ballots in a union election held for the staff of Book Culture, the independent bookstore where the...

Bookstore Tour of Los Angeles

Michelle Chahine | Posted 07.23.2014 | Los Angeles
Michelle Chahine

At thisbookstore, It's the second floor that will amaze you.

Dracula, Dark Magic and the Truly Terrifying: Relationships

Wendy Webb | Posted 04.29.2014 | Books
Wendy Webb

One of the things I love best about going on a book tour when I have a new book that has hit the shelves is meeting readers, bookstore owners and book...

In 10 Years, Will Kids Even Know What Bookstores Are?

Steven Zacharius | Posted 05.03.2014 | Books
Steven Zacharius

Ten years from now will our children or grandchildren even know what a bookstore was? I live on Long Island, and we no longer have a major chain bookstore within ten miles of our home. I'm talking about Long Island, a highly populated are, not somewhere in the middle of nowhere.

Why I Love Libraries

Gina Barreca | Posted 03.28.2014 | Books
Gina Barreca

It's the weight of the book that calms me, the feel of the paper under my fingertips as I turn the page that grabs me. This pleasure is sharpened by understanding that what I love at this moment has only been loaned to me. I can possess it fully, but temporarily.

How to Save Local Bookstores In Two Easy Steps

Eytan Levy | Posted 03.11.2014 | Books
Eytan Levy

Amazon beats local bookstores on price, and beats them on digital sales completely. Most people think local bookstores don't stand a chance. Plenty have done well enough, but there's a way out of this mess anyway. We can fix bookstores so they survive for decades to come. In two easy steps.

Could Barnes & Noble's Struggles Be Good For Indie Bookstores?

| Posted 01.23.2014 | Books

By Danny O. Snow for IndieReader: Does art imitate life, or vice versa? Back in 1998, we all rooted for the charming little bookshop around the...

Staying Alive in a Digital World: A Talk With an Indie Bookstore Owner

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 02.08.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Fewer and fewer independent bookstores have survived the onslaught of online retailing. I thought it would be illuminating to talk with Annie Philbrick, co-owner of the Bank Square Bookstore.

Claire Fallon

8 Unexpected Places To Find Your Next Favorite Book

HuffingtonPost.com | Claire Fallon | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books

We live in an age of soaring e-book sales. More and more readers are dumping their heavy hardcovers for a Kindle stocked with digital downloads. There...

Obama Visits Politics & Prose Bookstore

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 11.30.2013 | Politics

For the third year in a row, President Barack Obama celebrated Small Business Saturday with his daughters by visiting a local bookstore. According ...

Presidents: They're Just Like Us!

The Huffington Post | Erin Ruberry | Posted 11.26.2013 | DC

Presidents: they're just like us! In what may be one of our favorite Obama family traditions, President Obama and daughters Sasha and Malia have c...

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...

The First Civil Rights Movement Began -- in a Bookstore

William Petrocelli | Posted 10.14.2013 | Books
William Petrocelli

2013 marks a pair of Civil Rights milestones. We celebrated both the 150th anniversary of President Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation and the 50th a...

Deleting Tolstoy

Carl Pettit | Posted 12.08.2013 | Comedy
Carl Pettit

Tackling Tolstoy was an emotional, as well as a financial investment. Even if you couldn't wade through the hefty prose, that beautiful hardback edition would display prominently on your oak bookshelf, right next to your edition of Finnegans Wake, by James Joyce.