News and interviews from the wild, wild world of independent bookselling.
Yes, everyone with a brain loves coffee. Artistic writerly types have relied on the delicious drug for centuries, and bibliophiles are renowned for savoring a cuppa while they peruse all… Read more »
Christin Evans bought the historic San Francisco bookstore The Booksmith in 2007. In the ensuing decade, both the demise and the triumph of the indie bookstore scene have been frequently touted. And… Read more »
Are you eagerly awaiting Philip Pullman’s first Book of Dust volume, La Belle Sauvage? Perhaps you’re thinking about pre-ordering it. And perhaps you will shop around to find it at the best… Read more »
In an endearing (read: pitiable) swell of testosterone-fuelled solidarity against the evil F-word (“fffeminism”), the alphas and betas of the MRA world (that’s Men’s Rights Activists, if you’re lucky enough not… Read more »
If you’ve ever been to Bluestockings Bookstore, Activist Center, and Fair Trade Café on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, you would probably agree that “minimalist” is not a particularly apt descriptor of the… Read more »
Dear readers, writers, book lovers, and book buyers, I’ve run WORD bookstore in Brooklyn since 2007 (and a small indie on Long Island for six years before that). For most of… Read more »
Back in October, we wrote about a new California law concerning the sales of signed memorabilia, which booksellers were worried might affect sales of signed stock. Shelf Awareness reports that independent… Read more »