- 2013 Dec 06
New Bookstore for Plattsburgh
Lake City Books, in Plattsburgh, N.Y., will offer new and gently read titles.
- 2013 Dec 05
Meet the Amazon Drone Squad Team
Amazon’s drone delivery dream might be a mere flight of fancy — vaporware for a good PR press blitz. But fruitful or not, the company still has an entire team (albeit a small one) working on the project.
Malibu Bookstore Up for Sale
Nine years after first opening their Malibu location, the owners of Diesel, A Bookstore, have put their Malibu Country Mart location up for sale, citing financial constraints and a need to focus on a growing number of independent shops outside of Malibu.
Canadian Booksellers Pick Top Kids Books
Quill & Quire contacted independent booksellers across Canada to find out which Canadian kids’ books were most popular in 2013.
- 2013 Dec 04
Iconic S.F. Store Closer to Being Saved
Marcus Books, one of the country's oldest African American-run bookstores, may be able to stay indefinitely in its San Francisco location under a new agreement that the owners have reached with the couple who purchased the bookstore property earlier this year.
New Indie Store for Durham
Letters, a new bookshop opening in downtown Durham, N.C., will be selling mostly used and rare books, and some selections of new titles.
Waterstone's response to the Amazon drone announcement.
- 2013 Dec 03
Ft. Collins's Indie Bookstores
Shops in the Colorado town are both thriving and dying in the digital revolution.
- 2013 Nov 26
Indies Hope for Amazon Backlash
Independent booksellers are hoping customers will turn to the high street after a BBC Panorama documentary last night revealed working practices inside an Amazon warehouse.
The Ten Best Bookstores in NYC
"A town isn't a town without a bookstore," Neil Gaiman once wrote. Thankfully, New York City has nothing to worry about.
- 2013 Nov 21
Costco Apologizes for Stocking 'Error'
A Costco store branch in Simi Valley, Calif. is under fire after a local pastor discovered that Bibles had been cataloged in the fiction section of the books aisle.
Iconic Toronto Bookstore to Close
The Cole family is selling World’s Biggest Bookstore, a Toronto landmark since 1980, to the developer behind the Four Seasons Hotel and Liberty Market Lofts.
- 2013 Nov 20
Saving Truckee's Only Bookstore
The story of the Truckee Bookshelf in California is nearing its final chapter if it doesn’t see an increase in sales.
- 2013 Nov 18
Black Stone Bookstore Opens in Mich.
The Black Stone Bookstore & Cultural Center is the first bookstore to open in Ypsilanti in several years, making it the second independent one in the city. However, Black Stone is the only bookstore in the area to cater to specialize in African American books and culture.
- 2013 Nov 13
Amazon's Sunday Delivery Scheme
Amazon and its brick-and-mortar competitors are on a collision course.
Kindle Launches in Australia
Amazon has launched a dedicated Australian Kindle store, selling more than 2 million e-books. The retailer will also sell its latest e-reader, the Kindle Paperwhite, and tablets, the Kindle Fire HD and Kindle Fire HDX, at Australian electronics chain Dick Smith and department store chain Big W.
- 2013 Nov 12
Page One Moving to Mountain Run
The bookstore will take over a 7,000-square-foot space formerly used by Consignment Interiors.
- 2013 Nov 11
Bookstore Trilogy Sprouts in Bloomfield
Bloomfield, also known as Pittsburgh's Little Italy is, for now, home to more independent bookstores than any city neighborhood.
- 2013 Nov 08
Ethical for Bookstores to Sell Galleys?
Galleys are great for many things -- mostly, for letting bookstores and reviewers get a preview. But it’s not the version any author wants to make a lasting impression with.
Landmark B&N to Close in Forth Worth
Employees of the iconic Barnes & Noble bookstore in downtown Fort Worth are hoping to keep the location open.
- 2013 Nov 05
10 Great Things about Brick-and-Mortars
Ordering online or downloading through your e-reader may be convenient, but nothing compares to the magic of a real bookstore.
- 2013 Nov 04
Renaud-Bray Employees Begin Strike
Employees at about a third of Renaud-Bray bookstores in Quebec are not at work today after unionized workers launched a general strike, demanding higher wages, more control of their work schedules and recognition of their job skills as booksellers.
- 2013 Nov 01
Finally Found Books Finds New Home
Finally Found Books co-owners Jill Sena and Todd Hulbert have found a new home for their large bookstore in Auburn, Wash. The bookstore has one of the largest collections of books in the area.
- 2013 Oct 31
Bookstores Play the Print Card
A recent standoff in the book business shows how good old-fashioned, brick-and-mortar bookstores are still trying to wield their influence in the industry.
- 2013 Oct 25
Satellite Library in Old Borders
A library satellite located inside a former Borders bookstore in Norman, Okla. will open on November 1.
- 2013 Oct 23
Hanover Bookstore to Stay Open
Storybook Cove, in Hanover, Mass. was facing financial difficulty that threatened to close its doors last month. As a result of the efforts of many loyal customers, storeowner Janet Bibeau said she has been able to work out a new agreement with her landlord to remain in the space.
- 2013 Oct 15
Book Delivery by Drone?
An Australian university textbook rental outfit called Zookal has promised to deliver its wares by drone.
- 2013 Oct 10
Odd Bookshops Around the Globe
A bookstore in an underground car park in China, the Book Barge floating on the waterways of U.K. with just a speed of 4 mph, and more of the world's strangest stores.
- 2013 Sep 09
B&N to Close Two Texas Stores
The retail chain is shuttering two of its locations in Fort Worth.
- 2013 Aug 12
Conn. Indie Byrd Books Relocates
The Bethel bookstore is moving into a new ground floor space to expand.
- 2013 Jul 12
Bookstore Closes After 83 Years
Herbert Hoover was president when Aladdin Book Shoppe opened.
- 2013 Jul 11
Christian Bookstores Succeed
As B&N struggles.
- 2013 Jul 10
B&N Not Dead Yet
Riggio bets on the chain.
- 2013 Jul 05
5 Good Reasons To Support Indies
Guardian: "Without independent bookshops your reading matter would get blander, and authors such as Hilary Mantel might never hit the big time."
- 2013 Jul 03
New Age for Indies?
As highlighted by Austin's Farewell bookstore.
Bartlett Bookstore to Close
After over 30 years.
- 2013 Jul 02
B&N CityPlace Closes
After 12 years.
- 2013 Jul 01
Majority Admits to Showrooming
A report by the Booksellers Association (BA) into consumer spending habits shows that 63 per cent of shoppers admit to so-called showrooming.
Oldest LGBT Bookstore Revitalized
"At a time when several of Toronto’s independent book stores have shut their doors, Glad Day Bookshop is still here, and still queer."
Williams' Book Store Closes
After 104 years.
- 2013 Jun 27
Sewickley's Penguin Bookshop For Sale
- 2013 Jun 25
How to Open a Bookstore
Using Granada Books as an example.
- 2013 Jun 24
Evolution of Elliott Bay Book Co.
The story behind one of the U.S.'s most renowned bookstores.
Atlanta Vintage Books Thrives
Despite digital revolution.
Two New Indies
For the first time in many years, not one, but two independent bookstores will open their doors in Marin County.
- 2013 Jun 21
Bookstore Thrives 87 Years On
Johore Central Store has been satisfying readers' desire for knowledge by providing a vast collection of books since it opened in Jalan Ibrahim in 1926.
China Closes Book on Taiwan Chain
China has long banned the sale of certain books, but now it has banned media reports on the opening of a Taiwanese book chain in Shanghai.
- 2013 Jun 20
City Lights Celebrates 60
City Lights is celebrating its 60th birthday this Sunday with a party in Jack Kerouac Alley, where there will be music, flash readings and special in-store discounts.
- 2013 Jun 19
Adobe Books Closing
After 25 years.
- 2013 Jun 18
Closing a Bookstore
25 things learned.
- 2013 Jun 17
RiverRun to Open New Location
The Portsmouth bookstore was recently saved from going out of business.
- 2013 Jun 11
Bookstore Saved by Community
Dog-Eared Pages Used Books in northeast Phoenix gets to keep living the dream a little longer because of customers and help from start-up Scott’s Marketplace.
Cleveland's New Indie
Guide to Kulchur is a "bookstore-cum-zine-making-paradise-cum-hangout."
- 2013 Jun 10
Indie Prairie Lights Thrives
Despite age of e-books.
- 2013 Jun 07
Bookstore Saved by Customer
One day, Danya Simkus walked into Mr. B’s Bookery in the business complex off Highway 104, and found her favorite bookstore was going out of business.
- 2013 May 31
'The Book That Made Me'
Waterstones launches project that asks readers to share how a book has affected them.
- 2013 May 30
NY's Best Lesser-Known Bookstores
Including Book Thug Nation and Bluestockings.
Smaller Bookstores Still Growing
"We're figuring it out," says Oren Teicher, CEO of the American Booksellers Association. "Stores are reinventing themselves and responding to change. And we're fighting back."
Astoria's Only Indie
Astoria Bookshop will offer a full line of titles and sell e-books online — as well as host readings, children’s story hours and book groups.
- 2013 May 28
Bryn Mawr Bookstore Sees Niche
"Fiebach seeks to fill the book gap created by the demise of three nearby Borders and Barnes & Noble stores in an area crammed with colleges and rife with educated readers."
- 2013 May 24
Raleigh Gets Bookstore
The story of So & So Books.
- 2013 May 23
BAM Moves Into Old Borders Locations
Books-A-Million, one of the nation’s leading book retailers, has opened two stores in southeast Michigan in recent months and plans an aggressive search for more brick-and-mortar properties.
- 2013 May 21
Waterstones Management Restructure
Waterstones has begun a company-wide consultation with around 560 management-level staff as it prepares for a restructure set to put more emphasis on traditional shop floor bookselling.
- 2013 May 20
Sarah McNally's Unique Business Approach
Entrepreneur bucks book-selling downturn, opens second business in New York City.
- 2013 May 16
Radioshack Wants Shelf Space
In college bookstores.
- 2013 May 15
NJ Bookstore Wins Hosseini Competition
Words Bookstore is the winner of a nationwide window display competition to win a visit by Khaled Hosseini, who will visit the bookstore this fall for a special event to promote his new book, And the Mountains Echoed.
Why Bookstores Don't Reflect Lit Health
“Bookstores can no longer live on every corner, because corners are expensive,” said Mitchell Kaplan. “It’s also that people are getting their books from different places.”
- 2013 May 13
Small College Bookstores Pinched
"The Huston-Tillotson bookstore will temporarily close its doors and clear its shelves in a few weeks while the university searches for a new vendor to run it."
- 2013 May 09
Best Indie Bookstores
Hilary Davidson tours North America and picks her favorites.
How to Shop at a Bookstore
A 20-step guide for authors.
- 2013 May 08
Bookstores' Pricing Hell
Over Dan Brown's "Inferno."
The Book Nook Closes
A business that has been a staple in this region for 45 years is closing the book on its service to the community at the end of this month.
- 2013 May 03
10 Weird Things Said in Bookstores
"Excuse me, do you have any signed copies of Shakespeare plays?"
- 2013 May 02
Vintage Books in Hopkington Closes
After 25 years, Vintage Books, one of the region's few antiquarian bookstores, will close its doors around September.
- 2013 Apr 30
Half Price Books Closes in Irving
"There was a spike in sales after the two Barnes & Noble stores closed, but not enough to make a big difference," Thomas said. "The demographics aren’t there for book sellers,"
- 2013 Apr 24
South Station Bookstore Shuttered
Barbara’s Bestsellers, the small, independent book stall at Boston’s South Station, has closed.
- 2013 Apr 23
In a Future with One Last Bookstore
A boy falls in love with reading.
Brooklyn's New Bookstores
Dominate TimeOut NY's list.
- 2013 Apr 18
Maine Children's Bookstore Going Strong
A profile of The Children's Book Cellar in Waterville, Maine.
Jersey Shore Bookshop Closes
The town's only bookstore will be closing on April 30 after more than 20 years in business.
- 2013 Apr 17
Why Dymocks Chief is Up on Bookstores
Steve Cox says Dymocks isn’t retreating. It’s opening more stores this year, on top of several it opened in late 2012. The company has 74 stores in Australia along with 12 in Hong Kong.
- 2013 Apr 16
Doctor Buys Children's Bookstore
Dr. John Hutton splits his time between his medical career and running The Blue Manatee Bookstore for kids in Oakley, Cincinnati.
- 2013 Apr 08
Inside Mellow Pages
"Lucas Pinheiro and Magda Mortner entered the Mellow Pages Library in Brooklyn on Saturday afternoon, greeted the others there, and began to look at some of the library’s inventory of 1,300 books, many of them from obscure presses or by little-known writers."
- 2013 Apr 05
Bookstore Employee Steals $98k
A Cleveland woman who worked at the Lorain County Community College bookstore pleaded guilty to theft, after pocketing $98,000 by selling books belonging to the college to online businesses and bookstores.
- 2013 Mar 27
Bookstore Fraud Admitted
At Missouri State University bookstore.
- 2013 Mar 25
Swampscott Bookstore Closes
HugoBooks Inc. closed its Spirit of ’76 Squared bookstore in Vinnin Square on March 17 after a one-year trial period, according to a notice on the door.
- 2013 Mar 22
Bookshop Browsing Vital for Publishing?
Research says so.
- 2013 Mar 18
The Resurgence of Indie Bookstores
Defying the onslaught of the e-book revolution, many small bookshops see a rise in sales, aided by savvy business practices and the 'buy local' movement.
- 2013 Mar 15
New Indie Bookstore Promotions
Following on the success of last year’s holiday season multi-publisher promotion, Thanks for Shopping Indie, four new promotions created just for independent bookstores are launching this spring under the banner “Celebrate (With) Indies.”
- 2013 Mar 14
Word Up Targets Spring Reopen
Word Up Community Book Shop, an all-volunteer bookstore that closed its doors last summer, is closing in on a Washington Heights location with the hope of reopening before the end of the spring.
- 2013 Mar 13
Two Penn. Indies Close
Book Swap in Edwardsville and its sister store in Scranton are closing at the end of the month.
- 2013 Mar 12
A Bookstore Weathers the Digital Age
Elizabeth Bluemle reflects on the struggles and joys of running the Flying Pig Bookstore.
Waterstones Offers Book Bonus Materials
Waterstones are exclusively selling books with extra chapters and 'bonus materials' in an attempt to compete with rival online retailers.
- 2013 Mar 11
Lafayette's Newest Bookstore
Echoes in Ink combines the old with the new.
- 2013 Mar 07
Couple Ties Knot at Bookstore
Welcome to the Annapolis Bookstore wedding of Mark Hutson and Melanie Frances, a couple who on Wednesday proved neither rain, snow nor a government shutdown could prevent them from uniting in holy matrimony.
- 2013 Mar 06
Man Runs Free Bookstore
For four years running, the Jersey City Free Books store on Griffith Street in the Heights has been Anthony Olszewski’s labor of love.
Bookstore Cat's Happy Ending
The story of Footnote the cat.
- 2013 Feb 14
Blizzard Destroys Longfellow's Stock
One of the last independent bookstores in Portland, Maine, is getting an outpouring of support in recovering from heavy damage from the blizzard of 2013.
- 2013 Feb 13
Ann Arbor Booksellers Give Advice
“I think they’re doomed,” says Bill Gilmore, owner of Dawn Treader Book Shop in downtown Ann Arbor, speaking about Literati Bookstore.
- 2013 Feb 12
Carrbor, NC, Indie Closing
Nice Price Books in Carrboro, NC, is set to close after 27 years in business.