- 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?
- 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.