- 2019 Feb 11
NYC's McNally Jackson to Add Two More
New stores are in the works for Manhattan and Brooklyn.
North Carolina Store is Back in Business
Sassafras on Sutton bookstore has reopened after storm damage in December.
Atlanta's For Keeps is For Posterity
The artist-owned bookstore offers readers a place to reflect on African-American heritage.
Parents Opened Bookstore for Their Kids
EyeSeeMe in St. Louis, Mo., opened in 2015, caters specifically for African-American families.
- 2019 Feb 08
Connecticut Store Adds Alcohol
That Bookstore in Wethersfield, Conn., which opened last summer, is now serving beer and wine.
The Oldest African-American Bookstore
San Francisco's Marcus Books opened in 1960, making it America's most venerable Black bookstore.
A Gay L.A. Bookstore's Amazing Legacy
The owners of Circus of Books, which is closing, recount the store's storied 37-year history.
Maryland Mini-chain to Expand
Wonder Book, with three stores, is planning a bookstore-bar for the town of Frederick.
- 2019 Feb 07
Illustrator Finalists for 'Howl's'
A peek at the finalists for the contest to illustrate a new edition of "Howl's Moving Castle."
Books for Black History Month
Seventeen children's books to read for Black History Month--or any month.
Feeling the Love
Eighteen children's books about love.
Familiar books get new covers in 2019.
New YA By Black Authors
A look at 31 new YA books by black authors.
Pittsburgh to Join Library Program
Pittsburgh reaches out to Dolly Parton's Imagination Library.
Popova Talks Books
Maria Popova talks about the books in her life.
How Do You Do
A look at 2019 "how to" children's books.
A Compassionate History
An article looks at a history of "queer compassion" in children's books.
ABA Announces New Programming
The ABC Children's Institute will feature a range of new programming.
ABA Announces Board Candidates
Four booksellers are vying to join the board of the American Booksellers Association.
- 2019 Feb 06
A New Indie for the Philippines
In the city of Naga, the Savage Mind, a rare independent bookstore outside Manila, is molding an art scene.
Thirty Stores Worth Discovering
A columnist at 'Front Porch Republic' offers an eclectic list of her favorite U.S. spots for book hunting.
Charity Bookstore Pops Up in Maryland
Velocity of Books is a new pop-up in Wheaton, Md., which gives away books to parents and children.
Books Thrive in Maine's Largest City
The East End of Portland boasts a thriving bookstore scene.
Where to Buy Books in Rio
A handy guide to buying English-language books in Brazil's Rio de Janeiro.
Rumiko Takahashi Wins French Grand Prix
Rumiko Takahashi, creator of such manga classics Ramna ½, Inuyasha, and Maison Ikkoku, and one of the most acclaimed manga artists in Japan, was awarded the prestigious Grand Prix award at the recent Angoulême International Comics Festival. She is only the second women (and second manga artist) to win the French prize.
- 2019 Feb 05
Oregon Store Crowdfunds Debt Relief
Roundabout Books in Bend is using Indiegogo to raise $40,000 to pay off an outstanding loan.
Where to Buy Comics in Belgium
La Maison de La Bande Dessinée is one of many stores in Brussels selling bandes dessinée, or comic books.
U.K.'s HMV Sold to Canadian Company
HMV has been sold to Sunrise Records & Entertainment. Books are 2% of sales at HMV's 100 stores.
Mahogany Books Has a Mission
A video profile of Washington, D.C.'s Mahogany Books explains how the bookstore is a retailer of intent.
St. Mark’s Comics to Close
The "OG" of downtown Manhattan comics shops, St. Mark’s Comics is closing its doors after 36 Years. Store owner Mitch Cutler said 36 years of working 90 hours a week is enough.
Harlem’s Black Comic Book Festival
Library Journal provides a detailed account of the exhibitors, programming and lively atmosphere at the recent Black Comic Book Festival, an annual and fast-growing weekend library comics convention focused on African American fans and creators, held at the historic Schomburg Center in Harlem.
Comics, Graphic Novels on Kickstarter
Comics continue to thrive on the crowdfunding platform. In 2018 Kickstarter raised $15.3 million to successfully fund a variety of comics and graphic novel projects, an increase of 27% over 2017 and success rate of 70%.
'Battle Angel Alita' Film Opens in Feb.
Written by James Cameron, directed by Richard Rodriquez and starring Rosa Salazar and Mahershala Ali, Alita: Battle Angel, the much-anticipated live action/CGI film adaptation of Yukito Kishiro’s cult manga classic, opens February 14.
- 2019 Feb 04
A New Bookstore Comes to N.H.
Still North Books, a bookstore/bar, is planned for Hanover, New Hampshire, replacing Dartmouth Bookstore.
San Francisco Store Starts Journal
Browser Books has launched a new literary journal called 'Stories from the Street.'
Curation Over Clicks
An essayist makes an appeal for bookstores that prize curation, preservation, and staying put over Instagram appeal.
Chinese Store Inspired by Trees
The design of Shenyang Jiuwu Culture City, a 24-hour "book mall" in Shenyang, China, resembles a forest.
U.K.'s Waterstones to Streamline Buying
Prompted by a slight sales dip in 2018, the bookseller is revising how it buys from publishers.
Marlon James Spins a Tale of Tales
In conversation with PW, novelist Marlon James breaks down the writing process and literary legacy of his newly released epic fantasy work, Black Leopard, Red Wolf, the first book in his Dark Star trilogy and a self-described African reimagination of Game of Thrones.
- 2019 Feb 02
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- 2019 Feb 01
Women of Color in Publishing
Ten women of color frankly discuss how they actually feel about working in book publishing.
Dylan Thomas Prize Longlist Unveiled
A nurse-turned-novelist and a Costa novel award winner are among the nominees for the £30,000 award.
Brad Meltzer Returns to Morrow
Meltzer has a new three-book deal with the HarperCollins imprint, which released his debut novel, 'The Tenth Justice,' in 1997.
Don’t @ Me, Reader
Authors have a good case against people who bad-mouth their books on Twitter, then drag them into the conversation.
The Instagram Era of Book Covers
While fine details once thrived on book covers, splashy prints with blocky lettering have taken over in the digital era.
North Dakota Bookstore on the Move
The Huntington Bookstore in Mandan, N.D., is moving after 13 years in the same location.
South African Publisher Opens a Store
The Gavin Joachims Publishing Bookstore is opening this weekend in Goodwood, Cape Town.
Pittsburgh's Biggest Used Bookstore
Amazing Books is the city's largest used bookstore, with more than 30,000 volumes on offer.
The World is Losing its Old Bookstores
Several of the world's oldest bookstores have closed, the most recent of which is a 157-year-old store in Madrid.
- 2019 Jan 31
Asylum Seeker Wins Prize Down Under
A writer detained on Manus Island has won Australia's $100,000 Victorian prize for literature. He can't enter the country to accept it.
Presidential Hopefuls In Iowa City
Caucus season is open, and with it comes a slew of 2020 presidential candidates heading to Iowa City for book readings.
More Visa Trouble for Authors In U.K.
British publishers have spoken out about the increasing problems of authors getting visas for international travel.
William Goldman's Mournful Kids' Book
Taking a look at the late author's strange, sad, captivating children's book about a girl and her blanket.
Neil Gaiman, Writing Teacher
The novelist, comics author, and screenwriter discusses revisiting his collaboration with Terry Pratchett and his new storytelling masterclass.
The Strand Versus Amazon in NYC
The 'New York Times' argues that the Strand's fight against landmark status may ultimately be a fight against Amazon.
Alaskan Store Serves Up Community
Black Birch Books in Wasilla, Ak., opened last year, is a far off outpost of American literary life.
Brooklyn Store Balks at Paid Vacays
The owners of Greenlight Bookstore in Brooklyn suggest that New York City better support small businesses instead.
Iconic Los Angeles Store to Close
Circus of Books in West Hollywood is closing after almost 60 years in business.
Chinese Store Inspired by M.C. Escher
Optical illusions make the Zhongshuge Bookstore in Hangzhou, China look as if it is filled with endless stairways.
- 2019 Jan 30
Bart van Es Wins Costa Prize
'The Cut Out Girl,' a biography of Lien de Jong, 85, who survived the second world war, won the £30,000 Costa book of the year award.
Google Won't Tell Re: 'Shitty Media Men'
After Stephen Elliott requested the personal information of contributors to the list, for trial purposes, from Google, the company refused.
'Utopia' Gets Its Star
'American Honey' breakout Sasha Lane has been tapped to star in Amazon's 'Utopia,' from 'Sharp Objects' author Gillian Flynn.
Reading Fiction Will Make You Nicer
A definitive new study has great news for book lovers: Yes, reading fiction boosts your emotional intelligence.
The Case of the 'New Yorker' Paywall
Why won’t the 'New Yorker' keep you logged in when you're just trying to read? Mystery: solved. Well, kind of.
Chicagoland Bookstore is On the Move
Prairie Path Books in Wheaton, Ill., is relocating and will reopen shortly.
Florida Bookstore is a Hit with Shoppers
Back in the Day Books in Dunedin, Fla., is thriving after moving to a new location.
- 2019 Jan 29
Lord of the Binges
Anyone can binge-watch the 'Lord of the Rings' movies. The real challenge in our distracted age? Reading the book in a day.
This Library Is a Tree
The most magical little free library is built right into a rotting 110-year-old cottonwood tree stump in Idaho.
Ursula K. Le Guin’s Daily Routine
Somehow, the literary great managed to write all of her classic works between 7:15 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. each day—or so she says.
Tracy K. Smith’s Work Diary
The "nonstop rush" of a poet laureate is not all iambic pentameter and chamomile tea.
The Surreal Leonora Carrington Museum
The sculptor, writer, and feminist pioneer who defied categorization has a museum to herself in San Luis Potosí, Mexico.
California to Get a New Indie Bookstore
Capital Books, a new indie bookstore in Sacramento, Calif., may open as early as April.
Toronto's Top Used Bookstores
This listing of the top used bookstores in Toronto includes Doug Miller Books, Monkey's Paw, and Balfour Books.
- 2019 Jan 28
Writers Resist Populism in Europe
Thirty European writers and intellectuals signed a manifesto, published on Friday in 'Libération,' the French daily, warning of peril in Europe.
Amazon vs. All the Other Companies
The modern company can work with Amazon, or work against it, but companies have found that ignoring the e-tailer is no longer a viable option.
Publishing Without a Fact-checking Net
Fact-checking is not built into the editing process at publishing houses, and it never has been. Here's what that means today.
'Native Son' Film, Reviewed
An imperfect but mesmerizing adaptation of Richard Wright’s classic novel opened the 2019 Sundance Film Festival and updates the story for the 21st century.
Calvin Trillin's New Play of True Love
The 'New Yorker' writer and newly-minted playwright on loving, being a good man, and his new play, 'About Alice.'
D.C. Store Gets a New Owner and Name
Upshur Street Books in Washington, D.C., has a new owner, who is rebranding the store as Loyalty Books.
Vegas Bookstore to Move and Expand
Las Vegas's Writers Block is anchoring a new cultural center and becoming the biggest bookstore in Nevada.
Florida Store to Help Needy Libraries
Midtown Reader bookstore in Tallahassee, Fla., is collecting books for libraries Hurricane Michael destroyed.
Malaysian Bookstore Claims Title
The new BookXcess store in Penang claims to have the longest bookshelves in Malaysia.
Bookstore Closure is a Loss for Toronto
An editorial laments the loss of Ten Editions Bookstore, a venerable used bookstore near the University of Toronto.
- 2019 Jan 25
A Book for Every Furloughed Agent
Among the 800,000 furloughed federal employees and those affected by the government shutdown, there’s a tenacious desire to keep reading.
Fiction Can Help Us Deal With Trump
How can anyone maintain sanity in an era of nonstop depressing news? The answer may lie in reading fiction.
A Medieval Box for Your Books
A book coffer acquired by Oxford’s Bodleian Libraries dating to the late 1400s proves the appetite for mobile reading is nothing new.
Where to Start with Russell Baker
The columnist and humorist died on Monday. Here’s a look back at six of his most acclaimed—and beloved—books.
Top translators share stories about the joys and challenges of translating humor, from puns to satire to creative curses.
- 2019 Jan 24
Diana Athill Dies at 101
The writer and editor won acclaim for her work with such authors as Margaret Atwood and V.S. Naipaul and for the sharp insights of her own books.
Bill Clinton to Pen New Memoir
Former President Bill Clinton will release a new book that sheds light on his post-presidential life.
John Ashbery Heads to Harvard
The late poet left behind an eclectic personal library of some 5,000 volumes, which will now be getting space on the shelves at his alma mater.
A Tolstoy Adaptation for Our Time
An Anna Karenina YA TV series, starring a Korean-American lead, is in the works works.
Assessing the Other Bezos's Books
MacKenzie Bezos, soon-to-be-divorced wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, writes about the plight of the introverted wife in her novels.
- 2019 Jan 23
Russell Baker Dies at 93
The Pulitzer Prize–winning author of the “Observer” column, once one of America’s best-known writers, died on Monday at his home in Virginia.
Writing and Translating China
What it takes to write, and translate, some of China's most famous stories.
Daniel Halpern Loves a Solo Dinner
The publisher of Ecco calls eating alone "one of life’s greatest pleasures," giving the diner "time to consider the life-imitating-life issues."
To Mangle a 'Mockingbird'
What should English teachers do after decades of teaching Harper Lee's 'To Kill a Mockingbird' in the wrong way?
Literary Masterpieces, State by State
Rounding up the states with the most National Book Awards, Pulitzers, and National Book Critics Circle Awards to their names.
- 2019 Jan 22
Jack Stoddart Dies at 74
The staunch Canadian nationalist and one of the drivers of that nation's publishing during the 1980s and '90s has died.
Doctors Need to Read...for Their Health
In the battle against doctor burnout, reading—for fun—is fundamental, the American Medical Association says.