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James Patterson and 11 Other Authors Who Love Independent Bookstores

Zola Books | Posted 02.21.2014 | Books
Zola Books

Move over, Avengers, there’s a new superhero in town. Over the last year, bestselling author James Patterson has been donating grants to indepen...

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...

WATCH: Why You Should Shop At Indie Bookstores

Posted 11.27.2013 | Books

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...

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...

A NYC Queer Bookstore Needs Your Help!

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 09.10.2013 | Gay Voices

Book stores are an endangered species these days and queer book stores like the Oscar Wilde Memorial Bookshop and A Different Light, both of which rec...

Dear Oprah

Allison Hill | Posted 09.06.2013 | Books
Allison Hill

I guess I miss the good ol' days. President Clinton was in office and was frequently photographed with a book in hand, or seen visiting a bookstore. You had your book club. But I still want to say thank you for everything you've done to support books and promote reading.

Obama's Disappointing Letter To Indie Booksellers

Zoë Triska | Posted 08.30.2013 | Books

President Obama recently responded to a letter from New England Independent Booksellers Association director Steve Fischer in reference to Obama's rec...

The Truth About Amazon and Job Creation

Stacy Mitchell | Posted 09.29.2013 | Business
Stacy Mitchell

Of all the places President Obama might give a speech on job creation, an Amazon warehouse is a particularly perplexing choice. Here are five ways Am...

In New York, The Real Vanity Publishers Converge

Michael_Levin | Posted 08.05.2013 | Books
Michael_Levin

The reality is that bookstores are disappearing. That book readers are finding other things to do with their time and money.

11 Lessons Authors Should Learn

M.J. Rose | Posted 07.22.2013 | Books
M.J. Rose

Buy other authors' books when you go to their events. Even if you aren't going to read it. Even if you are going to give it away. Even if you aren't interested. Not just for the author but for the bookstore. It's karma and just plain good manners.

Gayle Shanks of Changing Hands Bookstore on How Writers Can Work with Booksellers to Achieve Success

David Henry Sterry | Posted 06.09.2013 | Books
David Henry Sterry

"It's not necessary to write about the impact Amazon has had but more interesting I think is the innovative ways that indie stores have struggled and evolved and managed to stay around in spite of the stiff and often unfair practices from the chains."

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...

Authors Caught Between Inky Mom & Paper Dad

Randy Susan Meyers | Posted 05.26.2013 | Books
Randy Susan Meyers

Judging from how much the order for my new novel, The Comfort of Lies, was reduced, I am firmly in the "lesser known" camp of writers in the standoff between Barnes & Noble and Simon & Schuster.

The Best Ghost Stories I've Heard on my Book Tour

Wendy Webb | Posted 05.26.2013 | Books
Wendy Webb

No, I believe in ghosts now because, at every reading I've done, no matter where in the country I am, people tell me about the otherworldly experiences they've had.

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.

Nanny Emma's Picks: The Best Books for Kids, Part I (ages 1-6)

Emma Jenner | Posted 04.13.2013 | Parents
Emma Jenner

It's hard to tell which recently published books will stand the test of time, but in my decades of experience as a nanny, I've learned what to look for: Books that are designed to be read with children, not to them. Here are some of my recent favorites.

What Are America's Best Bookstores?

Travel + Leisure | Posted 03.19.2013 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

These 6 indie shops are definitely worth a visit.

Why We Can't Counter Corporate Power by Being Better Shoppers

Stacy Mitchell | Posted 02.13.2013 | Business
Stacy Mitchell

Choosing independent businesses and local financial institutions is a great idea. But a purely consumer-oriented response won't get us where we need to go, in part because it fails to fully grapple with how we got here in the first place.

By the Time You Read This, Another Independent Bookstore Will Be Closed

William Henderson | Posted 12.24.2012 | Books
William Henderson

The writing had been on the wall, though Yolanda Stratter, who says she has read more than 10,000 books, refused to read it. The time to get out of the used book and music retail business had come, gone, and come again.

Book Trails: Reacquainting Children With Reading (VIDEO)

Bus 52 | Posted 11.04.2012 | Books
Bus 52

Before there were video games and the internet, there were books. Ask a baby boomer what it was like growing up and you'll hear about all of the wonderful outdoors and the magic that a good book has on the imagination.

28 Ways To Save Bookstores

Posted 08.10.2012 | Books

Real-world bookstores are suffering. We all know why. However, they are far from gone from our lives, and the iconic San Francisco bookstore Keple...

Nate C. Hindman

Struggling Bookshop Turns To Crowdfunding In Fight To Survive

HuffingtonPost.com | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 08.22.2012 | Small Business

At a rally last fall in New York’s East Village celebrating the end of a long battle between the 35-year old St. Mark’s Bookshop and its landlord,...

Why Independent Bookstores Matter

Gina Barreca | Posted 09.29.2012 | Books
Gina Barreca

Independent bookstores do everything big corporate bookstores do, with only one significant difference: Independents do it better.

Unquantifiable

Rachael Berkey | Posted 08.13.2012 | Books
Rachael Berkey

I'm still trying to figure out how electronic bookstores are going to replace this past time. I don't know that they can.