News and interviews from the wild, wild world of independent bookselling.
With sadness, we report that Fred Bass, the man behind the beloved Strand bookstore, passed away last Wednesday at the age of eighty-nine. In a New York Times obituary, William Grimes lays out… Read more »
We often read in the book trade news about feminist bookstores, LGBTQ bookstores, and ongoing efforts to bring visibility to female writers in stores as well as hearts and minds. But, of course, these… Read more »
Philip Pullman’s long-awaited La Belle Sauvage, the first in his new Book of Dust trilogy (prequels to His Dark Materials), is selling like proverbial hotcakes. Back in July we wrote about the… Read more »
Earlier this month, we told the story of Hazel Millar and Jay MillAr [sIc], who together run the Canadian indie press known, until recently, as BookThug. Now, that name is being changed in light of increasingly… Read more »
To be a bookseller is to be one of the finest representatives of our species. This idea holds even before they contribute to the overall happiness of the population in… Read more »
Boooooooo. Boooooooooooooooo. BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO[ks]. All Hallows’ Eve is nigh upon us. Spider webs on the chandeliers. Zombie arms reaching out of lawns. Everyone seeing It and then immediately going to a bookstore and… Read more »
In troubling times like these, you do what you can with what you have (that’s what we always say, anyway) and what Larkspur, California’s excellent DIESEL, A Bookstore has is a keen… Read more »