- 2016 Jul 20
Publishers vs. China in Hong Kong
Hong Kong's publishing industry vowed to take on China by selling books critical of Beijing as a major annual book fair began Wednesday.
- 2016 Jul 18
How to Work at the Strand
Want to work in 18 miles of books? You'd better be able to prove your mastery of the literary canon.
- 2016 Jul 13
Amazon's Not So Prime Day
Amazon's checkout process appeared to be experiencing problems, preventing customers from buying items on Prime Day.
- 2016 Jul 12
Amazon Eyes New York
Rumors say that Amazon will launch a new brick-and-mortar bookstore in the Hudson Yards area of Manhattan.
- 2016 Jul 07
B&N Layoffs in Westbury
Barnes & Noble announced on Wednesday that it will lay off fewer than 50 IT workers at its Westbury, N.Y. offices.
1,000 New U.K. Amazon Jobs
The retailer will create 1,000 new permanent jobs in the U.K., on top of the 2,500 roles announced in January.
Icelandic Soccer Kicks Up Book Sales
Iceland’s recent victory in France has produced a surge of interest in the country’s literary output.
- 2016 Jul 05
Amazon Quietly Kills List Prices
The retailer that built a reputation by offering deals has begun to drop any mention of a product's list price.
- 2016 Jun 21
Save Our Barnes & Noble
An argument in the retailer's favor, and a warning of the ripple effect should it go out of business.
Rare 'Thor' Art Goes On Sale
Cover artwork for a 1968 Marvel cover goes to auction after decades on a bedroom wall.
- 2016 Jun 20
Why Indie Presses Are Opening Bookstores
Minneapolis's Milkweed Editions and Chicago's Curbside Splendor have both opened storefronts. Will it help?
- 2016 Jun 16
New Amazon Books in Portland
The e-commerce giant continues to expand its brick and mortar presence with a new shop in Oregon.
- 2016 Jun 15
A Reading Place for Refugees
Istanbul's Pages Bookstore and Cafe is the first Arabic bookstore in the ancient Turkish city, and a haven for Syrian refugees.
- 2016 Jun 13
Amazon in India
A look at Kindle's marketing strategy in India."We're not bothered whether print is big in India; readership is."
- 2016 Jun 09
B&N Ed to Match Prices at College Stores
The company will offer a price-match guarantee against Amazon and other national retailers.
- 2016 Jun 08
Germans Are Buying More Books Online
Germany's massive book market may be making the transition to online purchases, in both e-book and paper formats.
- 2016 Jun 07
An Interview with Galiano Island Books
The owners of a family-run bookshop on a sparsely-populated Canadian island talk about loving books and surreal customer exchanges.
- 2016 Jun 06
A Chicago Co-Op in Danger
Deep in the red, Chicago's Seminary Cooperative Bookstore begs its members to buy more books.
- 2016 Apr 14
N.C. Law Hurts Bookstores
Malaprop Bookstore/Cafe in Charleston is suffering from business boycotts thanks to a new law its owners condemn.
- 2016 Apr 12
Hong Kong Shutters Bookstores
This year, 11 of 16 bookshops have closed in the Hong Kong International Airport, leading some to fear the silencing of free speech.
- 2016 Apr 11
Why Cats Love Bookstores
Jason Diamond lays out why bookish establishments prefer felines over canines.
- 2016 Apr 08
London Bookshop Robbed, Gifts Pour In
After a burglary, the Little Green Bookshop has received thousands of dollars in donations.
- 2016 Apr 04
10 Books to Read This Month
Avoid the April showers by curling up with some of this month's new releases, such as 'The Haters' by Jesse Andrews.
11 New Baseball Books for 2016
If you like baseball, check out these new titles including 'The Selling of the Babe: The Deal That Changed Baseball and Created a Legend.'
- 2016 Apr 01
Amazon Books and What We Can Learn
Find out the implications behind Amazon Books' brick-and-mortar store, according to Impact Mobile's Gary Schwartz.
- 2016 Mar 29
A Guide to Book Promotion
Nail the timing for promoting your book with these key tips, including lead times for all media.
Booktopia Forges Ahead with IPO Plans
Australia's online book retailer moves ahead with plans to issue a $150M initial public offering despite competition with Amazon and the Book Depository.
- 2016 Mar 24
Dime Store Novels Are Making A Comback
Pulp fiction and dime store novels are getting a second wind as both print and digital publishers push for shorter books.
- 2016 Mar 23
Good News for a Young Bookstore
Once Upon a Storybook will stay open thanks to a friend and benefactor.
- 2016 Mar 22
Danielle Steel's 'Really Exciting' Book
On Monday, the bestselling author previewed her new book, 'Property of a Noblewoman,' on live TV.
Why Self Help Books Rarely Work
Here are five ways to guarantee results from a self-help book, including "take notes."
- 2016 Mar 21
Amazon Pushes Hard on Delivery
The retail giant is spending millions in Washington in an effort to become a logistics and delivery powerhouse.
- 2016 Mar 18
Bookstore Owners Question FBI
The owners of Burning Books in upstate New York are questioning the legitimacy on the FBI's two-year investigation of them.
Five Philosophy Titles for Today
Try to understand the current political climate with these short books on philosophy, including 'A Question of Trust' by Onora O’Neill.
- 2016 Mar 15
Amazon Wants Patent for Pay-By-Selfie
The retail giant filed a patent for an application that allows buyers to authenticate purchases with a photo of themselves.
- 2016 Mar 14
'Valley of the Dolls,' 50 Years Later
Grove Press is re-releasing Jacqueline Susann's 1966 novel in hopes of reaching a new generation.
Neil Gaiman Supports Indie Bookstores
'The Neil Gaiman Coloring Book' will be available at indie U.S. bookstores only on April 30.
- 2016 Mar 11
Elton John Honors Book Store
The singer recently paid tribute to L.A.'s Book Soup, saying if the store closed, that he would "throw myself off a cliff."
Amazon Outage Causes Stir
Amazon.com was briefly down in multiple locations across the U.S. on Thursday, sparking complaints from thousands of users.
- 2016 Mar 09
Four Rock Reads for March
Check out a list of must-read Rock 'n' Roll books publishing this month, including the bio 'What Happened, Miss Simone?'
Carson and Trump's Bestseller Battle
Carson may have dropped out of the presidential campaign, but his books have collectively sold more copies than Trump's title, 'Trump.'
- 2016 Mar 07
10 Books for 'Downton Abbey' Fans
The TV series may be over, but fans can still enjoy British society dramas set in the 1900's with this list of books.
- 2016 Mar 04
Amazon Plans to Take Over Living Rooms
The retail giant released two new Echo-like products that are compatible with smart thermostats from Nest and Honeywell.
Seven Must-See Bookstores
Check out a list of seven stunning indie bookstores from around the world, including San Francisco's City Lights.
13 Operas Adapted From Famous Novels
See classic novels such as 'The Great Gatsby' set to music with this list of 13 operas.
- 2016 Mar 03
More Marvel Adult Coloring Books Coming
Marvel Comics announced plans for new ‘Color Your Own’ books: ‘Women of Power,’ ‘Doctor Strange,’ and ‘Star Wars.’
- 2016 Mar 02
10 Must-Reads for March
Get through March with this list of 10 books publishing throughout the month, including Dana Spiotta's 'Innocents and Others.'
- 2016 Mar 01
A 'Walking Dead' Coloring Book
Insight Editions is publishing an 80-page coloring book based on AMC's 'The Walking Dead' television series.
Judging Chip Kidd's Covers
The graphic designer behind David Sedaris' essay collection and Michael Crichton's 'Jurassic Park' opens up about his book covers.
- 2016 Feb 26
A Publishing Expert's Bookstore
Former editor, literary agent, journalist, and author Lynn Rosen explains why she opened an independent bookstore.
The Northern Lights- In Pictures
Preview how physicist Melanie Windridge captured the mysteric cosmic wonder in her new book 'Aurora.'
- 2016 Feb 25
Visiting the Oldest American Bookstore
Learn about the 270-year-old Moravian Book Shop in Bethlehem, Pa., and its resident ghost.
New UC Davis Bookstore Opening in June
The renovated bookstore will reopen by June 6 featuring an Amazon store, e-book services desk, and more.
- 2016 Feb 24
A 'Doctor Who' Coloring Book
The coloring book trend has reached the Who-niverse with the BBC's new 'Doctor Who Coloring Book.'
- 2016 Feb 23
'Hamilton' Star Launches #BuyABook
Lin-Manuel Miranda took to Twitter and YouTube to rally support for NYC's damaged Drama Book Shop.
'X-Files' for Adolescents
The YA publisher Imprint is releasing two new books based on the 'X-Files' that will follow Mulder and Scully as teenagers.
400 Rare Books Lost in Theft
A Chicago bookseller says his van full of $350K worth of rare books was stolen during his visit to California's Bay Area.
- 2016 Feb 22
A Look at 'Girl' in Book Titles
After 'Gone Girl' and 'Girl on the Train,' experts weigh in on why book titles with 'Girl' in them is more than a marketing trend.
Kobo vs. Amazon and Apple
Kobo CEO Michael Tamblyn says the company's goal isn't to be the largest manufacturer of e-readers, but to be a great bookseller.
- 2016 Feb 19
Details Emerge on Amazon's Tax Plan
The internet giant’s court battle with the IRS has revealed a complex deals that delivered major savings in taxes.
More Anger Over Hong Kong Booksellers
PEN and the AAP are among the worldwide organizations that are once again demanding the release of five Hong Kong booksellers.
A Look at Book Ads from 1910
Long descriptions and small photos show how much advertising has changed over the past century.
A Guide to NY's Specialty Bookstores
Check out New York City's impressive list of bookstores with specialties including out-of-print cookbooks and more.
- 2016 Feb 18
'Little Shop' to Get Bigger
Little Shop of Stories in Decatur is expanding.
Amazon Employees Sound Off
Upset Amazon employees can post anonymous reviews on a website just for them, and its organizers are demanding a union.
- 2016 Feb 17
What Happened to Original Book Titles?
An opinion writer explores the trend for dramatic one-word titles for many of today's books.
Borders CEO Reflects on Bankruptcy
The former CEO of the book chain, Mike Edwards, reveals that the company's 2011 bankruptcy filing was "a painful time for all of us involved."
Top Five Thrillers for 2016
If you liked 'Gone Girl,' here are five new books that promise the same level of thrill this year.
- 2016 Feb 16
New Covers for Classic Books
Check out 26 revamped book covers for titles including Bram Stoker's 'Dracula' and Dante's 'Inferno.'
Powell's Books CEO on Amazon Rumors
Miriam Sontz said Amazon's rumored 200 physical bookstores are a nod to the brick-and-mortar business model.
- 2016 Feb 12
Lee Child on Amazon Bookstores
As rumors swirl of Amazon opening 299 physical bookstores, the crime writer weighed the possible outcomes.
- 2016 Feb 10
Introducing the Dollar Book Outlet
Selling $1 books, Book Enterprises in Fall River, Mass., changed its name to Dollar Book Outlet this month.
- 2016 Feb 08
Students Prefer Physical Books
A survey of more than 300 college students indicated that 92% prefer to do "serious reading" on physical books rather than on e-readers.
- 2016 Feb 05
Shooting Down Book Prices with Guns
Brave New Books, a bookstore in Austin, Tex., is offering discounts to customers who carry guns.
Amazon's Job Posts Leave Clues
Amazon's highly specialized job postings indicate plans for a bookstore business beyond Seattle’s University Village.
- 2016 Feb 04
Inside Amazon's Secret Store Plans
Amazon is planning to open more bookstores as well as other types of retail stores, according to Re/code.
- 2016 Feb 02
Barnes & Noble Tries Personalized Books
Barnes & Noble is partnering with Sourcebooks to sell personalized children's books.
Sales Up with Amazon's Book Depository
Amazon's subsidiary The Book Depository is pushing into the Australian market with a new distribution agreement.
Malibu's Bank of Books Closing
The independent bookstore is closing its doors in April just four years after opening.
Books that Boost Writing Skills
Lessons from these three books will improve the quality of your writing.
- 2016 Feb 01
Havana Book Fair Preview
Havana's annual International Book Fair will see more American authors, publishers, and book distributors than ever later this month.
- 2016 Jan 28
Why Books Have Blank Pages
A layout artist explains the purposes blank pages serve, noting that they actually don’t cost publishers money.
- 2016 Jan 27
10 Books for Harry Potter Fans
If you liked the magic in the Harry Potter series, then read these 10 books, including 'The Night Circus.'
A Book of 'Dad Poems'
Three comedians are behind a coffee table book of "Dad poems" entitled 'Leaves of Grass I Trimmed With My Mower.'
- 2016 Jan 25
'Making A Murderer' Book Coming
Ken Kratz, the prosecutor on the Netflix docuseries, says he’s writing a book with more information about the victim, Teresa Halbach.
- 2016 Jan 15
Parnassus Books Expanding in Spring
Patrons of Parnassus Books are relieved that the Nashville bookstore is doubling in size.
Five Tips About Book Covers
Aimed at authors, here are five things to know about book cover design, including, "it needs to look good thumbnail-size."
The Amazon Tax Truth
Find out how much business Amazon loses when it charges a sales tax, after rounding up.
- 2016 Jan 13
Is 'Mein Kampf' Still Dangerous?
The 'New York Times' explores whether or not Adolf Hitler's anti-Semitic manifesto should be available.
- 2016 Jan 12
The Science Behind Coloring Books
A neuroscientist examines the adult coloring book trend, pointing out that "not everything we do must be in pursuit of productivity."
- 2016 Jan 11
Amazon Dials Up Delivery
Amazon's move to acquire a French package-delivery company makes it a direct competitor of delivery giants such as UPS and FedEx.
- 2016 Jan 06
Reddit Book of Best AMAs Coming
Reddit is publishing a hardback book of its most popular feature, the Ask Me Anything (AMA) threads.
- 2015 Dec 23
Japan's One-Book Bookstore
Yoshiyuki Morioka, owner of the bookstore Morioka Shoten, says selling one book at a time adds up to a dedicated exhibition for each volume sold.
Saudi Bookstore Pulls Trump Books
In response to an online campaign to boycott Trump, Jarir bookstore has withdrawn books by the controversial 2016 presidential candidate.
- 2015 Dec 22
Germany Losing Largest Indie Bookstore
Stern-Verlag, the nation's largest brick-and-mortar independent bookstore, will close in early 2016.
Jet.com Suffers Shipping Delays
Amazon's rival said it cannot guarantee Christmas deliveries due to a tangle of shipping delays this holiday season.
- 2015 Dec 21
Car Crashes Into Raleigh Bookstore
No one was injured at Quail Ridge Books after a car crashed through the entrance on Sunday afternoon.
Can B&N Avoid Borders' Fate?
Professors at Wharton business school discuss the chance B&N has to successfully remake itself in the digital age.
Rodale Fires More Execs
Two months after the company president's departure, four long-serving executives and 10 other employees were let go at Rodale Inc.
- 2015 Dec 18
Book Riot Readers' Top Picks
Book Riot polled their readers' favorite books of 2015, revealing surprising results.