- 2017 Apr 21
How Amazon Is Taking Over Everything
The e-commerce site isn't just disrupting bookselling anymore—it's on a path towards world domination. Here's a look at how.
Amazon Plans New Santana Row Store
Amazon Books is coming to San Jose, Calif., marking a rare occurrence in the turbulent world of Bay Area retail: a new bookstore.
- 2017 Apr 19
Bookselling Scots Hope to Curb Amazon
The Scottish book trade will urge the Scottish government to end subsidies to Amazon when they meet ministers at Holyrood tonight.
IDF Shuts Down Palestinian Booksellers
Israeli forces raided Hebron city in the southern occupied West Bank on Monday, sealing off two bookstores after confiscating materials.
- 2017 Apr 18
Donald Trump's Book Plug
The president recommended a book called 'Reasons to Vote for Democrats' on Twitter. But there's a couple of catches.
- 2017 Apr 13
Wild Rumpus Bookstore of the Year
Publishers Weekly names Wild Rumpus the best bookstore of the year.
Jeff Bezos's Letter to Shareholders
In his latest letter to Amazon shareholders, Bezos says centering a business on "obsessive customer focus" is the best way to succeed.
- 2017 Apr 10
Wal-Mart Rallies In Amazon's World
Wal-Mart is belatedly but aggressively expanding its e-commerce business to keep pace with the seismic shift in consumer shopping.
- 2017 Apr 06
Phoenix Books Begins Self-Publishing
The Vermont bookseller has launched Onion River Press, led by Burlington store manager Tod Gross and bookseller Rachel Fisher.
- 2017 Apr 05
A Leftist Neighborhood Book Haven
On Unoppressive Non-Imperialist Bargain Books in Greenwich Village, a 25-year-old bookstore with high concepts and low prices.
- 2017 Mar 31
Russia and Amazon, Entangled
Publishers believe Russians are behind the Amazon listing of a fake book parodying a manual for resisting President Donald Trump.
The Philosophy of Book Shelving
A recollection of reorganizing the cookbooks at the now-shuttered BookCourt.
- 2017 Mar 28
Amazon's Expanding Physical Presence
Amazon’s pop-up stores keep popping up in malls across the U.S., with its total number of kiosks now up to 29 across 15 states.
- 2017 Mar 27
Amazon Wins Tax Battle With IRS
Amazon.com scored a big victory against the IRS in a case related to its Luxembourg subsidiary that could have cost the company $1.5 billion.
- 2017 Mar 23
Amazon Caves In Sales Tax Battle
After almost two decades of struggle, the retailer will collect and remit sales tax in every state that collects it, the ABA reports.
- 2017 Mar 22
Indie Booksellers and Their Publishers
A look inside the strange symbiosis between independent booksellers and publishers.
- 2017 Mar 21
Amazon New Maine Tax
The retailer said it will begin collecting sales taxes on purchases shipped to Maine addresses next month.
- 2017 Mar 16
Tattered Cover Book Buyer to Retire
Cathy Langer, director of book buying for Denver's iconic bookstore, is retiring after 40 years next spring.
Pennsylvania Bookstore Rides the Storm
Free hot chocolate attracted readers to Elkins Park's Open Books bookstore despite the snow on Tuesday.
- 2017 Mar 15
A French Bookstore's Take on 'Facebook'
Creative photos featuring book covers with the faces of readers at Librairie Mollat in Bordeaux have gone viral on social media.
A Love Letter to All Bookstores
In a tribute to bookstores everywhere, one writer calls her local store a safe haven, a friendly meeting place, and the center of good memories.
- 2017 Mar 14
Amazon Bookstore May Be Coming to L.A.
Los Angeles brokers reported that the retail giant is scouting bookstore space in the region.
A Bookstore-Bar Coming to the Bronx
Owner Noelle Santos discussed the challenges of opening The Lit.Bar in a stigmatized neighborhood.
- 2017 Mar 09
Amazon's Next West Coast Bookstore
Amazon is bringing its brick-and-mortar bookstore experiment to Bellevue Square in Bellevue, Wash., later this year.
- 2017 Mar 08
Amazon vs. the Cuomo Tax
Online sellers are ready to fight Gov. Cuomo’s plan to require online marketplaces collect sales taxes on transactions involving New York buyers.
America's First Romance-Only Bookstore
Two sisters learn just how far they're willing to go to empower women and bring lustful love stories to the masses.
- 2017 Mar 07
Reynolds Looks at Amazon as Opportunity
Peter Reynolds isn't concerned about the Amazon store moving close to Blue Bunny Books.
- 2017 Mar 01
Eyeing Harvard Square's Indie Bookstores
On March 25, the Square will bid a final farewell to Schoenhof’s Foreign Books. Here's what's left.
- 2017 Feb 28
A New Bookstore for the Bronx
Bronx residents are one step closer to welcoming a bookstore back to their borough after a successful fundraising campaign for Lit Bar.
- 2017 Feb 27
A Look at Amazon's New Store
The online retailer held a preview of its first brick-and-mortar store in Dedham, Mass. on Saturday.
The Feminist Bookstore Movement
A history of feminist bookstores, some of the most successful feminist capitalist innovations—until they weren't.
Literary Sanctuaries in Calif. Schools
Mentors work one-on-one with youth in Berkeley and Oakland to advance their reading skills and provide literacy support.
- 2017 Feb 24
Bookstores Brace for Murakami Rush
Japanese bookstores are prepared for a torrent of fans hurrying to purchase Haruki Murakami's long-awaited new novel.
- 2017 Feb 21
Inside a Black-Owned Indie Bookstore
The owner of the Philly-based Black and Nobel, Hakim Hopkins, says he's a self-avowed hustler who will always sell books.
- 2017 Feb 15
Bookstores Stoke Trump Resistance
In the protest movement that has sprung up since President Trump took office, bookstores have entered the fray.
- 2017 Feb 14
Amazon to Open Bookstore in Bay Area
The online giant has opened three brick-and-mortars on the West Coast in two years, and will now open a store in Walnut Creek, Calif.
- 2017 Feb 13
Turmoil and Turnover at Kramerbooks
The longtime management team at Kramerbooks and Afterwords Cafe, a D.C. institution, quit last week, its new owner Steve Salis confirmed.
'The Handmaid's Tale' Sales Bump
Margaret Atwood has said worries about women’s issues have made her book the latest dystopian novel to shoot back up bestseller lists.
- 2017 Feb 10
Seeking to Open a Bronx Bookstore
Noëlle Santos wants the the Bronx to get lit, with literature—which is why she's raising funds to open its only bookstore.
Phoenix Nabs Fifth Vermont Location
Phoenix Books, which has stores in Burlington, Chester, Essex, and Rutland, will open a new location in Woodstock.
- 2017 Feb 09
50 Indies In 50 Weeks
HarperCollins is highlighting a different independent bookstore from around the country on Facebook Live each Saturday in 2017.
- 2017 Feb 07
Amazon Looks for London Storefronts
Amazon is said to have begun searching for high street locations in central London.
- 2017 Feb 02
Waterstones, Back In the Black
The British bookseller has posted its first year of profit since the 2008 financial crash, reporting a £9.8m pre-tax profit.
#BuySingLit Movement Hits Singapore
Publishers, distributors, and bookstores are coming together in a new movement to get Singaporeans to buy more local literature.
- 2017 Jan 31
Is 'Inclusive Access' the Future?
Textbooks aren't selling like they used to, but a new business model is beginning to take shape.
- 2017 Jan 19
Raleigh Bookstore Raising Funds
Read With Me, a new bookstore coming to Raleigh, is seeking donations.
- 2017 Jan 13
Beloved London Bookshop Lives On
Mayfair's unique bookstore Heywood Hill is celebrating 80 years in business despite the era of Amazon and Kindle.
- 2017 Jan 12
New Bookstore for Raleigh
Read With Me, a new children's bookstore, is opening in downtown Raleigh.
An Employee-Free Bookstore in Seoul
A new bookstore in South Korea offers customers a few selected books for sale, with no owner or employees on the premises.
- 2017 Jan 11
Booksmith Takes Aim at S&S
The San Francisco bookseller will sell no books published by Threshold Editions, halve its S&S orders, and donate profits from all S&S sales to the ACLU.
- 2017 Jan 06
Meet A 'Bookseller From Hell'
A bookseller in the U.K. is charging customers to enter his secondhand shop, inciting complaints and poor reviews.
- 2017 Jan 05
In Memory of Tina Moore
An obituary for bookseller Tina Moore.
- 2016 Dec 21
Ingram's New Indie Booksellers Program
Ingram Content Group is preparing two new programs to help ABA members grow their businesses in the new year.
German Amazon Workers Strike
Workers at German Amazon warehouses were called out on strike on Wednesday as part of a long-running dispute over pay and conditions.
- 2016 Dec 14
'Beedle the Bard' Sells for $470,000
A rare handwritten copy of J.K. Rowling's 'The Tales of Beedle the Bard' sold for £370,000 in London today.
- 2016 Dec 12
Bookstores Thrive in Berlin
Germans like to give books as Christmas gifts, but that's not the only reason the number of bookstores in Berlin is growing.
- 2016 Dec 07
7 Writers on Their Favorite Bookstores
Geraldine Brooks, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Pamela Paul and others in the literary world reveal their favorite places to buy books.
- 2016 Dec 01
Lowering VAT Rates for E-books
E.U. booksellers will be able to sell e-books with low VAT rates to match the discounts applied to paper books.
- 2016 Nov 30
What It Takes to Open a Bookstore
Plenty of bookworms have fantasized about working in, or owning, a bookstore...but it’s not quite as relaxing as it looks.
- 2016 Nov 29
Amazon Cuts 149 Warehouse Jobs
Amazon is closing a book-making facility in North Charleston, S.C. next year, taking almost 150 local jobs with it.
- 2016 Nov 18
'It Can Happen Here' Sees Sales Bump
Some voters are rushing to buy Sinclair Lewis's book, which Donald Trump’s critics say may have predicted his rise 80 years ago.
- 2016 Nov 17
Amazon vs. the Trump Trolls
An online war is taking place over on the Amazon page for Megyn Kelly’s new book, with one-star reviews popping up and being deleted immediately.
- 2016 Nov 11
Eastchester B&N Will Open Next Week
A week after reported delays pushed back the opening of the alcohol-serving Barnes & Noble, the store is slated to open Thursday.
Booksellers Relieved as Election Ends
Retail CEOs including Len Riggio are breathing sighs of relief as the distraction of the election season finally ends.
- 2016 Nov 08
Paperchase to Open U.S. Stores Next Year
The greeting cards chain is expected to open its first standalone stores in the U.S. next year after growing U.K. sales by almost 12%.
- 2016 Nov 04
B&N Concept Store Opening Delayed
Barnes & Noble had projected to open its first alcohol-serving store in Eastchester, N.Y. in October, but has pushed that date back.
- 2016 Nov 02
Amazon's Prime Bookstore Strategy
Amazon is making non-Prime members pay higher prices at its brick-and-mortar bookstores.
- 2016 Oct 28
LifeWay Bookstores Ban Author
LifeWay, a chain of Christian bookstores, has banned Christian author Jen Hatmaker over her recent support of LGBT rights.
Gone Girl With Dragon Tattoo On Train
Why are there so many books with “girl” in the title? And when will the madness stop? Emily St. John Mandel investigates—with charts!
- 2016 Oct 26
Amazon Execs 'Pleased' With Stores
Amazon’s plan to open physical bookstores is an experiment going well so far, according to Amazon Web Services head Andy Jassy.
- 2016 Oct 25
University Bookstore Goes Fair-Trade
The University of Louisiana at Lafayette bookstore commits to stocking fair-trade apparel made by workers receiving living wages.
- 2016 Oct 24
A Sneak Peek at Amazon's Portland Store
The Washington Square store generating the most excitement this weekend wasn't selling Teslas or diamonds, but books.
Barnes & Noble's Blind Spot
Leonard Riggio is looking to emulate the independent bookstores B&N once threatened—but he may be missing the bigger lesson.
- 2016 Oct 17
Deep Vellum's New Owner
Meet Anne Hollander, a marketing consultant and the new operator of Dallas bookstore Deep Vellum Books.
- 2016 Oct 12
Booksellers Recommending Books
On the difficulty of recommending books as a contemporary bookseller, and whether to buy into consumer-driven algorithms.
- 2016 Oct 11
The Inventor of Bookselling
On James Lackington's Temple of the Muses, "the cheapest bookstore in the world," and how it made bookselling as we know it.
- 2016 Oct 06
The Internet, Unlikely Bookstore Ally
In a twist of fate, it is the Internet—the very thing that was supposed to wipe out small bookstores—that is helping to drive sales.
- 2016 Oct 05
Amazon Seeks E.U. Settlement
Amazon is talking to European Union antitrust regulators about settling a year-long investigation into its e-book deals with publishers.
- 2016 Oct 04
An Amazon Crackdown
The e-retailer has banned almost all reviews that are posted in exchange for free or discounted products.
Amazon Dispute in Japan
The e-retailer pulled more than 1,000 titles from Kodansha over the weekend amid negotiations over their contract.
- 2016 Sep 30
Feminist Bookshop Cuts 'Portlandia' Ties
Portland, Ore. store In Other Words, featured on 'Portlandia,' said the show mistreated its staff and hurt local businesses.
- 2016 Sep 29
New Law for Signed Books
Your signed books and artwork just got much harder to sell in the state of California.
- 2016 Sep 16
When Amazon is Your College Bookstore
SUNY Stony Brook's partnership Amazon has made the e-retailer the university’s official book provider.
118-Year-Old Greek Bookstore Capsizes
The largest bookstore in Greece, Eleftheroudakis, will be closed on September 30 due to the seven-year debt crisis.
- 2016 Sep 15
Amazon Books Opens in San Diego
The e-commerce giant’s seemingly incongruous brick-and-mortar venture is now open at Westfield UTC mall in San Diego, Calif.
Dunham Backs Indie Bookstores
Lena Dunham has a new role—spokesperson for a national campaign on behalf of independent bookstores.
- 2016 Sep 14
Bookselling in the 21st Century
Introducing a new 'Literary Hub' series on the state of the independent bookstore in 2016 and beyond.
- 2016 Sep 13
NCAC Decries Bookstore Boycott
The National Coalition Against Censorship denounces boycott of Oregon bookstore over "offensive" display.
- 2016 Sep 07
Oprah Picks 'Love Warrior'
Oprah has named Glennon Doyle Melton's memoir 'Love Warrior' her next nonfiction book club selection.
- 2016 Sep 02
The Furry Faces of Bookselling
Bookstore pets inspire an extra smile from customers browsing the stacks for their next great read.
- 2016 Aug 24
The Bookseller Who Became Mayor
Bookseller Karin Wilson is the unlikely mayor-elect of one of the fastest growing cities in Alabama.
- 2016 Aug 23
The Fall Entertainment Generator
An experiment in media suggestions at 'Vulture' will generate reading and watching suggestions.
- 2016 Aug 22
The Art of the Catalog
Bulky, heavy, pricey, and yet still flourishing. Can art catalogs keep print alive in the digital era?
- 2016 Aug 18
The Birth of Black Dog Books
A former nurse from Wyoming brings a bookstore to the small town of Newton, N.J.
- 2016 Aug 15
Interview With a Bookstore
In New Hope, Pa., the iconic Farley's Bookshop, built with help from James Michener and Mr. Rogers, is about to turn 50.
- 2016 Aug 09
London Bookstores Ditch the Wi-Fi
A crop of bookshops is rebelling against frenzied online engagement and making their stores Internet-free.
- 2016 Aug 08
Japan Raids Amazon
Japanese police raided Amazon's Tokyo offices as part of an investigation into alleged sales of images of child sexual abuse.
- 2016 Aug 05
A Clinton in Time
Sales of 'A Wrinkle In Time' skyrocketed on Amazon after Chelsea Clinton mentioned it during her DNC speech.
Shipping Amazon's Cargo
Amazon is unveiling one of 40 branded jetliners that will make up its air transportation network as it takes more control of its deliveries.
- 2016 Jul 27
The Technology of Indie Bookstores
The resurgence of the indie is “small, but noticeable, sustained, and continuous.” Is tech helping?