- 2019 Apr 19
California Gets a New Bookstore
Page Against the Machine has opened in Long Beach, Calif.
Pennsylvania Publisher to Open Store
The Head & the Hand, a small publisher, is opening a new storefront in Philadelphia.
Minnesota's Shifting Bookstore Scene
In the Twin Cities, three stores have closed and another three have opened.
Feminist Store Syncs with Students
Charis Books in Atlanta has moved into a new location across from Agnes Scott College.
Romanian Chain Tries Smaller Stores
Romanian bookstore chain Carturesti is opening a smaller format store in a Bucharest office building.
- 2019 Apr 18
Australia Loses an Iconic Bookstore
Brisbane's Boswells Books is closing after more than 50 years in business.
Danish Booksellers Talk Shop
The owners of Kogebogeriet, a cookbook store in Copenhagen discuss their day-to-day.
Virginia Bookstore is Reborn
Charlotteville's Read it Again, Sam has reopened as 2nd Act Books.
Amazon's China Strategy Shifts
Amazon is changing the way it handles marketplace sellers in China, curtailing indie booksellers on the site.
- 2019 Apr 16
'Wonky Donkey' Author Controversy
The author of the "Wonky Donkey" is facing criticism.
The London Symphony Orchestra will perform a piece based on "Elmer's Walk."
There's an Eric Carle Jumping Spider
A new spider has been discovered and named after Eric Carle.
Dismal Diversity Stats
A report shows that fewer than 2% of British children's book authors and illustrators are people of color.
Giving Thanks to Ramona Quimby
A writer reflects on the enduring wisdom of the Ramona Quimby books.
Albertalli and Saeed Team Up
Becky Albertalli and Aisha Saeed are coauthoring a novel.
Jeff Kinney Behind the Scenes
A candid interview with Jeff Kinney.
Reading with Chelsea Clinton
An interview with Chelsea Clinton on "Don't Let Them Disappear."
'Leah on the Offbeat' Series
Becky Albertalli's "Leah on the Offbeat" is being adapted as a TV series.
School librarians are being eliminated in Spokane, Washington.
California Bookstore Seeks a New Owner
Branches Books & Gifts in Oakhurst, open for six years, is up for sale.
Cook Bookery by Podcast
You say you like cookbooks and you like podcasts? Well, Suzy Chase claims her podcast Cookery by the Book, which she launched in 2015, is the first podcast devoted to cookbooks. Who am I to doubt her? She’s a wife, a mom, and a podcaster and lives in NYC’s West Village. Check out her podcast on iTunes.
After TikTok, Lil Nas X Takes Billboard
Wired magazine takes a look at Lil Nas X’s eccentric hip-hop/country western hit song.
Beyoncé Is Back
The pop culture mother-of-us-all is back with Homecoming, a new album. Nuff Said.
Hollywood Writers Go to War with Agents
Everything you need to know about why Hollywood’s writers—all of them—have been told to fire their Hollywood agents.
C. Ham’s 'Nina Simone: Four Women'
Valerie Curtis-Newton will direct a new production of Ham’s play, Nina Simone: Four Women, which is based on Simone’s powerful feminist and antiracist song "Four Women," at the Seattle Reportory Theater, April 26-June 2.
- 2019 Apr 15
U.K. Kids' Store Wants to Expand
North London–based children’s bookshop Pickled Pepper Books is franchising its brand.
Indian Bookstore Struggle for Survival
Trilogy bookstore in Mumbai is the latest bookstore to close in the city.
U.K. Living Wage Debate Continues
U.K. indie booksellers argue that if they can offer a living was, so can Waterstones.
- 2019 Apr 12
New Children's Store Opens in the U.K.
Through the Wardrobe Books is opening this weekend in in Mirfield, West Yorkshire.
Waterstones Boss Feels for Employees
James Daunt says he is sympathetic to employees seeking higher wages.
Las Vegas's The Writers Block Reopens
The downtown store closed last fall and is reopening with new partners in an expanded space.
London Store Celebrates Anniversary
Persephone Books, which focuses on overlooked women writers, is celebrating its 20th year.
- 2019 Apr 11
Greenwich Village Store to Close
New York City's bookbook is closing, but will continue operating pop-ups around town.
Pennsylvania Store Readies for Opening
Reads and Company is a new bookstore opening in Phoenixville next month.
U.K. Chain to Cut Backlist
W.H. Smith plans to cut backlist and is reimagining its book buying strategy.
- 2019 Apr 10
Giant Used Bookstore Opens in Korea
A used bookstore stocking 120,000 titles has opened in Seoul in a former Amway warehouse.
Indie Stores are for Making Friends
Voice of America reports on the growth of independent bookstores as community hubs.
Maryland Mobile Shop Settles Down
The Story House, a bookstore in a trolly, has opened a small bricks-and-mortar shop in Rockville.
- 2019 Apr 09
Philadelphia Loses a Bookstore
The Penn Book Center is closing after 57 years in business.
California Store Bought and Rebranded
The Vallejo Bookstore in Vallejo is crowdfunding cash to reopen as the Alibi Bookshop.
Edmonton to Get a New Bookstore
The Glass Bookshop will focus on inclusive and diverse titles.
Tor Gives U.K. Indies Free Books
The Macmillan imprint is looking to raise its profile abroad by giving away books.
Australian Bookshop Celebrates 50 Years
The Paperback Bookshop in downtown Melbourne is celebrating its 50th anniversary in April.
- 2019 Apr 08
California Store Marks Anniversary
Paperbacks Unlimited in Santa Rosa is celebrating 47 years in business.
Celebrating Small Town Book Buying
A journalist explores two indie stores in Charleston, Ill., Pensees Bookshop and Bob's Bookstore.
Tennessee Gets a New Bookstore
A new Walls of Books location is opening in Cookeville. It will stock 30,000 titles.
Waterstone's CEO Fights Pay Critics
James Daunt argues that paying booksellers more would result in layoffs at the chain.
- 2019 Apr 04
Wisconsin Gets a New Bookstore
The Book Teller in Whitewater will celebrate its grand opening April 6
- 2019 Apr 03
Colorado Bookstore Passed to Next Gen
Maria's Bookshop in Durango has been sold to the owners's son.
- 2019 Apr 02
Customers Help London Store Move
Fifty customers made a daisy chain to move The Brown & Dickson Antiquarian Bookstore.
California Store Offers Books and Events
The Octopus Literary Salon in Oakland offers a combined bookstore and event space.
Greek Bookstore Caters to Chinese
Booktique in Athens has added 50 titles in Chinese and expanded its English selection.
Crunchyroll News provides a fascinating and deep dive into the work of manga artist Takehiko Inoue, whose bestselling basketball manga Slam Dunk, was not only a huge bestseller hit (it has sold more than 170 million copies over the years) but changed the role and boosted the popularity of the game of basketball in Japan.
Griffin Spikoski plays video games 18 hours a day; he also has a YouTube channel with nearly 1.2 million subscribers, and generated $200,000 in income last year. Oh, he’s also 14 years old.
It’s Streaming Disney!
CNET looks at Disney plans for a new streaming service that will launch sometime late this year. And yes, much like Thanos, Disney plans total domination of the galaxy.
Alleged Nipsey Hussle Shooter Arrested
Eric Holder, a rapper who goes by the name of Fly Mac, has been arrested by the LAPD as a suspect in the recent and tragic murder of rapper and political activist Nipsey Hussle.
Avengers: Endgame Tease
Okay, we haven’t really finished breaking down the Captain Marvel movie and there’s a new trailor/promotion for Avengers: Endgame. That’s right, the anticipation and chatter will have to be redirected to the next Marvel superhero blockbuster, right now. Get used to it.
- 2019 Mar 29
New York Store Launches Kickstarter
Harbor Books in Sag Harbor is raising money to relocate and reopen with a new name, Berry & Co.
California Bookstore Up for Sale
Branches Books & Gifts in Oakhurst, Calif. is for sale. The store opened in 2013.
Galway Bookstore Wins Top Prize
Charlie Byrne’s Bookshop won the best Irish indie store in the British and Irish Book Awards.
Small Minnesota Store Serves Community
Twice Told Tales gives book lovers in the town of Mahtowa a place to indulge their passion.
- 2019 Mar 28
Connecticut Gets a New Bookstore
Grey Matter Books, a new and used bookstore, is opening in New Haven today.
Respected New York Bookseller Dies
John DeMarco had run Lyrical Ballad Bookstore in Saratoga Springs since 1971.
Wisconsin Bookstore Reaches Milestone
Milwaukee's Boswell Books is celebrating its 10th anniversary in April.
- 2019 Mar 27
The Writing Life
Katherine Rundell on writing children's books.
A Look at 'The Night Country'
A preview of Melissa Albert’s "The Night Country."
A school has discovered an antique chalkboard with writing and illustrations.
Onjali Q Raúf has won the Waterstones children’s book prize.
- 2019 Mar 26
'All the Boys' Sequel
A sequel to the Netflix adaptation of "All the Boys I've Loved Before" is in the works.
Best Bookstores Across the United States
Mental Floss lists its selection of the best bookstore in each of the 50 states.
Massachusetts Store Changes Hands
Christian bookstore Heritage House in Brockton is getting a new owner.
Indiana Loses a Used Bookstore
The Bookmark in Fort Wayne is closing as the owner retires after 26 years.
New Jersey Booksellers Plan Retirement
The owners of Sparta Books in Sparta, N.J., are retiring and looking for successors.
- 2019 Mar 25
Bookstore Gives Top Students Credit
The Book Store in Lompoc, Calif., is offering students store credit for good grades.
Waterstone's Faces Petition for Raises
Some 4,000 people have signed a petition asking Waterstone's to give booksellers a "real living wage."
Kentucky Bookstore to Close
Brier Books opened in 2017 in Lexington, is closing and moving to online sales.
- 2019 Mar 20
Texas Gets a New Indie Store
Texian Books, a new independent bookstore, opens in Victoria, Tex., tomorrow.
Feminist Atlanta Store is Moving
Charis Books, Atlanta's venerable feminist bookstore, is moving.
- 2019 Mar 19
The First 'Good' Witch?
The author of "Finding Dorothy" explores the power of Glinda.
Beautiful Book Covers
A look at book covers that feature black characters.
Books about spring.
Bringing Bilingual Books to Readers
The friends and mothers behind Lil’ Libros.
An article looks at Maurice Sendak's artistic process.
A librarian offers some insights on the types of books selected for the Caldecott.
On Not Stocking Bryant Book
A bookseller discusses the reasons behind not stocking Kobe Bryant's "The Wizenards."
A 'Wayward Son' Preview
A preview of Rainbow Rowell's "Wayward Son."
CCBC Multicultural Stats
The CCBC releases new statistics about multicultural children's books.
Virginia Bookstore Owner Talks Shop
Ally Kirkpatrick, owner of Old Town Books in Alexandria, discusses her daily routine.
New Bookstore Attracts Eager Readers
The Open Book in Warrenton, Va., had a bustling opening day on Saturday.
Australian Bookstores Win Awards
Matilda Bookshop and Farrell’s Bookshop won awards at the Leading Edge Book Conference.
L.A.'s Newest Bookstore is Tres Chic
The Owl Bureau, a new design-oriented bookstore, has opened in Highland Park.
Washington State Gets a New Kids Store
Dickens Children’s Books and Publishing Lab has opened in Vancouver, Wash.
The British Jazz Scene
Ten recordings by a new generation of multicultural and multinational musicians based in London.
Woodstock 2019? The 50th Anniversary
Following previous revivals in 1994 and 1999, the legendary Woodstock Arts and Music Fair (“3 Days of Peace and Music”), first held in upstate New York in 1969, will return in August 2019 with an impressive lineup of artists, among them Jay-Z, Miley Cyrus, Chance the Rapper, and original Woodstock ’69 performers such as Santana.
Making STEM Work for Girls
Deloitte Consulting is teaming with The Ella Project, a collaborative initiative to expose girls to science and technology careers, to create a comic book series that tells stories with girl characters that apply their STEM skills to solve tech problems.
Game of Thrones (Sort of) at The Met
Fable and Lark, a company that creates interactive tours at Museums, has launched Crown and Prophet, an interactive tour of The Metropolitan Museum of Art focused on the medieval artifacts in the museum that have influenced the storytelling of the popular TV Show.
Comic Books In the Graphic Novel Era
Two veterans of old school comics publishing—former Marvel executives Bill Jemis and Axel Alonso—along with Jonathan Miller are behind the launch of Artists, Writers & Artisans, a new comics publisher based on a hybrid business model.
- 2019 Mar 18
Kinokuniya Closing Singapore Store
Kinokuniya is closing the oldest of its four stores in Singapore. It had been open for 36 years.
British Indie Bookstore Award Shortlists
Forty-eight stores are competing for the 2019 Independent Bookshop of the Year award.
West Texas Bookstore to Close
Henderson Book Store in Haskell, Tex., is closing in April. It opened in 1975.