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Indie Bookstores

Indie Bookstores Are Making A Comeback

Kevin O'Kelly | Posted 11.29.2014 | 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.

Four Great Ways to Find Indie Books You'll Love

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 10.20.2014 | Books
Brandi Megan Granett

"What book will really capture your heart and mind?"

So You Want to Be a (Successful) Writer?

Carrie La Seur | Posted 06.10.2014 | Books
Carrie La Seur

Aren't there authors who stay outside the mainstream and are better for it? To satisfy myself, I concocted a version of objective analysis sufficiently rigorous to help a fiction writer relax. Scientists, shut your eyes.

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...

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...

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...

You Can Stick Your Stigma

Neal Wooten | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Neal Wooten

In case you're an Indie author reading this looking for the silver lining, let me say now that it does not exist, not yet anyway.

Bestselling Author To Donate $1 Million To Indie Bookstores (VIDEO)

Posted 09.16.2013 | Books

James Patterson said on "CBS This Morning" that he intended to help children become better readers. His announcement comes at a time when one in every...

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...

Who Needs Publishers & Bookstores? Writers, Readers & Everyone Else

William Petrocelli | Posted 10.18.2012 | Books
William Petrocelli

An idea has taken root in certain quarters that publishers aren't necessary any more. And for that matter, who needs bookstores? It's a seductive idea, but it gnores the fundamental realities of the book business.

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...

Why Local Bookstores Are Important

Wendy Welch | Posted 10.02.2012 | Books
Wendy Welch

When I say, "local bookstore," odds are good the first thing that comes to mind is not a book you've bought, but a person, a sense of place, even just a vague cozy feeling.

What's YOUR Favorite Independent Bookstore? (VOTE)

Posted 07.05.2012 | Books

It's Independent Booksellers Week in the UK, but given that we're the ones who came up with Independence Day, we thought we'd celebrate by asking you ...

WATCH Ann Patchett: Can Online Shopping Make You The Unabomber?

Posted 02.21.2012 | Books

Last night, Ann Patchett appeared on "The Colbert Report" to defend physical bookstores everywhere. Colbert introduced her by praising the amount ...

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.

Why We Need to Save the World's Last Remaining LGBT Bookstores

Oscar Raymundo | Posted 03.10.2012 | Gay Voices
Oscar Raymundo

If every LGBT bookstore in the world is set to fade, who will proudly stock our queer, oftentimes "unpublishable" stories? Who will help us validate our fight against mainstream censorship? What will be our gayborhoods' living rooms? Amazon.com certainly won't.

How Will We Read: On Main Street?

C. M. Rubin | Posted 02.12.2012 | Books
C. M. Rubin

Many independent book stores are already redefining their role for the future by finding new and compelling ways to differentiate themselves from online retailers.

Upstairs, Downstairs: Torn Between My Books and My Kindle

Holly Robinson | Posted 02.12.2012 | Books
Holly Robinson

My husband gave me a Kindle for my birthday. At first I protested. As a writer, avid reader, and patron of indie bookstores with cats curled on floral armchairs, what did I want with this devilish contraption?

Occupy the Book: Is It Author Spring?

Brenda Peterson | Posted 12.26.2011 | Books
Brenda Peterson

Are we now seeing the power shift from publishers to authors? A kind of Occupy Publishers' Row by enterprising authors? Or perhaps an Author Spring?

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...

Indie Bookstore Wants To Help Ex-Borders Employees

Dallas/Fort Worth | By | Posted 10.01.2011 | Books

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 | Books

Baldface Books is celebrating a milestone....

Green Charity To Open Free Bookstores All Over England

The Bookseller | Posted 08.27.2011 | Books

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 | Books

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 | Books

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