- 2018 Jan 22
Wolff Book Sold in U.K. with Trump Blurb
U.K. bookstore chain Waterstones is promoting 'Fire and Fury' by promising it is "full of lies," a quote from Trump.
Michigan Store Promises to Save Trees
Bay City's 99 Trees, which opens later this year, sees selling used books as a way to save trees.
NYC's East Village Gets a New Bookstore
Codex Bookstore, which sells new and used books, opened in New York City's East Village last week.
Charleston, S.C.'s Hot Bookstore Scene
Several thriving bookstores give residents of Charleston, S.C., an alternative to shopping at Amazon.
- 2018 Jan 18
Harvard Book Store Promotes from Within
Alex W. Meriwether has been promoted to general manager of Harvard Book Store. He was marketing manager.
Wilmington, Del., Indie Store Closing
The Ninth Street Book Shop in Wilmington, Del., is closing January 26, but may reopen under new owners.
Arizona Gets A New Indie Bookstore
Get Lit., a new independent bookstore, opened just before Christmas in Sierra Vista, Ariz.
Where to Buy English Books in the Hague
A trio of bookstores, including the American Book Center, open for 46 years, offer books in English.
U.K. Indie Booksellers May Form Alliance
The Big Green Bookshop in London is leading an effort to form an Independent Bookstore Alliance.
- 2018 Jan 17
Illinois Store Serves a Hub for Fun
The Frugal Muse bookstore in Darien, Ill., hosts game nights and music, in addition to readings.
New Jersey Store to Open Second Location
[words] Bookstore in Maplewood, N.J., will open a second location in nearby Livingston this spring.
Water Destroys Stephen King Originals
A water main break at Gerald Winters & Son Rare Books in Bangor destroyed original Stephen King manuscripts
Beloved D.C. Store to Become Nonprofit
Following the death of its owner, Bridge Street Books will stay open by transitioning into a nonprofit.
- 2018 Jan 16
Indigo to Return to Downtown Vancouver
Three years after closing its store in the city, Indigo will open a new 29,000 square foot downtown location later this year.
Tsunami Books Saved at the Last Minute
The Eugene, Ore., store raised $330K— $100K in the final week—from a crowdfunding campaign, letting them sign a new 10-year lease.
A Taiwanese Bookstore for Immigrants
The Brilliant Time Bookstore outside Taipei helps migrant workers and immigrants share books in their own languages.
RiverRun Bookstore to Move...Again
RiverRun Bookstore in Portsmouth, N.H., is moving due to a rent hike. It is the second move for the store in five years.
Vermont Gets a New Bookstore
The Literary, a new and used bookstore, opened in Morrisville, Vt., just prior to Christmas.
London Kids' Store to Add Second Shop
Children's bookstore Tales on Moon Lane will open a second store, Moon Lane Books in South London, in April.
Waterstones CEO to Stay After Sale
U.K. bookstore chain Waterstones is up for sale and CEO James Daunt says he wants to remain with the company should it sell.
- 2018 Jan 14
Strand's Late Owner Buried at Sea
The Strand Bookstore owner Fred Bass, who died earlier this month, was buried at sea wearing a Strand sweatshirt.
- 2018 Jan 12
Historic Storefront Not to Be a Museum
Efforts to turn the building that previously housed the Old Corner Bookshop in Boston into a museum are likely to be thwarted.
Toronto Bookstore Thwarts Development
Alternative Thinking, a bookstore and health and wellness shop in Toronto, is refusing to move despite everything around it being torn down.
DC Bookstore Owners Garner Annual Honor
The owners of Politics and Prose Bookstore in Washington D.C. have been honored as "Washingtonians of the Year."
Iowa Bookstore Vandalism Accuses Abuse
Graffiti appearing on the Haunted Bookstore in Iowa City accuses an employee at the store of sexual abuse.
- 2018 Jan 11
U.K. Bookstore Focuses on Women Writers
A Waterstones branch in Norwich, England will only offer women writers as "staff picks" throughout 2018.
B&N to Relocate, Not Close, Maui Store
Barnes & Noble will relocate its store on the island of Maui, despite earlier reports that the company would close the location instead.
Chinese Bookstore Opens in Jakarta
A bookstore opened in Jakarta last year offering 30,000 books in Chinese, a language once banned in the country but growing in popularity.
Virginia Bookstore Bought by Employees
Book People in Richmond, Va. is being purchased by its employees after the current owner decided to retire.
- 2018 Jan 10
New York City's Specialty Bookstores
The website 6sqft lists a dozen unique bookstores in New York, including cookbook, poetry and travel specialty stores.
Feminist Bookstore Fights Trolls
Bloodroot Vegetarian Restaurant in Bridgeport, Conn., which houses a feminist bookstore, defends itself from accusations of transphobia.
Connecticut Bookstore Seeks Buyer
Bank Street Book Nook in New Milford, Conn. will close in February if a buyer cannot be found.
Oregon Store May Close After Rent Hike
Tsunami Books in Eugene has seen its rent double in the past year and may close if it cannot raise nearly $300,0000.
- 2018 Jan 09
Experts Ask if Indigo Can Win in U.S.
With Canada's Indigo Books and Music chain opening its first store in the US this summer, Quill & Quire considered its potential for success.
Asia Bookstore CEO Focused on Future
The octogenarian founder of The Popular Bookstore chain in Singapore defends bricks-and-mortar in the age of digital.
Cairo Press Opens Bookstore in Museum
The American University in Cairo Press (AUC Press) recently opened a bookstore in The Egyptian Museum in Cairo.
New York Village is Bookstore Heaven
The small town of Hobart, N.Y., is the unlikely home of five independent bookstores.
Indies May Profit After Chain Shutters
The closing of Book World chain in the midwest could lead to the opening of more independent bookstores in the region.
- 2018 Jan 08
Bookseller Caters to Dinner Parties
Dinner party hosts in the Hamptons are asking Harbor Books in Sag Harbor, NY to suggest titles suitable for gift bags and tailored to guests.
Denver's Book Bar to Host Theater Events
This October and November, the shop will host a series of short plays in conjunction with the Denver Center for the Performing Arts.
Illinois Loses a Bookstore
Stone Alley Books and Collectibles, a new and used store opened in 2009 in Galesburg, Ill, closed at the end of last year.
New Shanghai Store for Night Owls
A new outlet of Dayin Bookmall has opened in the Knowledge and Innovation Community in Shanghai. It closes at 2 a.m., a first for the city.
Culinary Specialty Store Shifts Strategy
Rabelais, a bookstore in Biddeford, Maine, will furthermore focus exclusively on rare and antiquarian cookbooks.
- 2018 Jan 07
How Chinese Stores Compete with Online
Hosting author readings and community events are important to helping bookstores in China battle online competitors.
- 2018 Jan 05
Hemingway Inspires New Kansas City Store
Our Daily Nada, named for Hemingway's story 'A Clean, Well-lighted Place,' will sell books and booze and opens later this summer.
Brooklyn Store Recovering from Accident
The Prospect Lefferts Gardens location of Greenlight Bookstore is cleaning up after a frozen pipe burst there earlier this week.
Kentucky Community College Opens Store
Madisonville Community College in Kentucky opened a new campus bookstore just after new years.
Oklahoma Town Awaits Store Opening
A New Chapter Bookstore and Cafe, opening later this year, will be a welcome addition after Hastings closed its local franchise in 2017.
Baltimore Gets a New Bookstore This Feb
Greedy Reads, a new independent bookstore, will open in the Fells Point neighborhood of Baltimore next month.
- 2018 Jan 03
Powell's Staff Set Reading Resolutions
Booksellers at the Portland-based bookstore chain are pursuing a wide variety of reading goals in 2018.
Visiting the World's Oldest Bookstore
Livraria Bertrand in Lisbon, Portugal was established in 1732 and is still open today. It remains a portal to another time.
How a Bookstore Supports a Local Library
The Friends of the Berkeley Public Library in Berkeley, Calif. sells donated books and returns $100,000 annually to the library.
Austen-inspired Bookstore Opens in 'Bama
Shades of Pemberley, a new and used bookstore named for 'Pride and Prejudice,' has opened in Albertville, Ala.
Chicago Spanish-language Store Closes
Chicago's Libreria Giron, a Spanish-language bookstore, is closing its main branch after 45 years due to a tax hike.
- 2018 Jan 02
SF Children's Store Windows Tell a Story
Charlie’s Corner, a children's bookstore in San Francisco, has developed a reputation for thoughtful window displays that send a message.
Oklahoma Indie Looks Back on 40 Years
The owner of Full Circle Bookstore in Oklahoma City reflects on how the industry has changed over four decades.
Brilliant Moon Makes a Holiday Move
Brilliant Moon, a mind-body-spirit bookstore in Shelton, Wash., moved to a new location in early December.
What Happens When Bookstores are Lost
A new book, Jorge Carrion's 'Bookshops: A Reader's History,' tours the world's bookstores and considers what is lost when bookstores close.
Raleigh Brewery Sells Books by Rumi Too
Brewery Bhavana in Raleigh, N.C. combines several retail concepts, including a brewpub, dim sum restaurant, flower shop and bookstore.
Specialist Churchill Bookstore Persists
Manhattan's Chartwell Booksellers, which sells works by and about Winston Churchill, has seen a revival of interest of late.
Reviving a Historic Black Bookstore
Hakim’s Bookstore in West Philadelphia, founded in 1960, has launched an online shop and is looking to raise money for a renovation.
- 2017 Dec 22
A Bucket List of Designer Bookstores
The website 99U offers a rundown of many of the world's best bookstores focusing on art and design.
Chinese Used Bookstore Shuns Skyscrapers
Mephisto bookstore operates out of a traditional house, an unusual location amid Shanghai's futuristic skyline.
- 2017 Dec 21
Bookselling is New Challenge for Author
Emma Straub, owner of Books are Magic in Brooklyn, reflects on her bookstore's first few months in business.
N.C. Airport Used Bookstore to Close
2nd Edition Book Sellers, open 34 years at the Raleigh-Durham International Airport, will close at the end of the month.
Mississippi Bookstore Assists Addicts
New Directions Bookstore and Coffee Shop in Tupelo, open since 1984, focuses on helping readers in recovery.
- 2017 Dec 20
Nashville's Newest Bookstore to Close
Words of Wisdom Bookstore opened in August, but quickly ran into financial trouble. It will shutter at the end of the year.
Seattle Art Space Hosts Bookstore Too
Mount Analogue opened in Seattle this summer by a former PRH employee and houses a bookstore, publishing house and art gallery.
Arty Pop-up Opens in Co-working Space
Co_Lab Baltimore has opened a pop-up bookstore selling titles on art, architecture urban planning and design.
Ski Resort Store's New Owner Renovates
Jackson Hole Book Traders in Jackson Hole, Wyom, open since 1998, has reopened with a new look and new stock.
Alabama Store Only Sells Signed Books
The Alabama Booksmith in Homewoom exclusively sells books that have been signed by the author.
- 2017 Dec 19
Daytona Kids Save Bookstore
Third-graders in Daytona Beach have saved their local Barnes & Noble from closing.
A Seoul Bookstore's Beloved Billboard
Kyobo Book Center, Korea's biggest bookstore, has a 1,700 sq-ft billboard offering revolving literary quotes to motivate readers.
China's State-owned Chain Celebrates 80
The Xinhua Bookstore chain marked its 80th anniversary by revealing Tadao Ando's renovation of its Shanghai flagship store.
Activists Petition for Bookstore Museum
A petition on Change.org seeks to convince the city of Boston to convert the site of The Old Corner Bookstore into a museum.
Used Bookstore Opens in Davenport, Iowa
Brewed Books, which stocks 30,000 used books and sells coffee, held a soft opening in Davenport, Iowa.
- 2017 Dec 18
Surveying Montreal's Used Book Scene
The McGill University magazine spoke to various used booksellers around Montreal about how they have survived over the years.
Book Lover Takes Over Vallejo Bookstore
The Vallejo Bookstore in Vallejo, Calif. has a new owner who is eager to put her mark on the local book loving community.
Taiwan's Eslite Plans Four New Stores
Eslite, which operates 44 bookstores in Taiwan, Hong Kong and China’s Suzhou, will add four more stores next year.
Chinese Bookstore Showcases High Design
New high-concept Metal Rainbow Zhongshu Bookstore in China features transparent acrylic shelving and a "Xanadu" of colors.
Iconic Arkansas Bookstore Renamed
That Bookstore in Blytheville has been renamed Blytheville Book Company by the owners who bought the store in 2012.
Philly Bookseller Inspired by Comic Shop
Amalgam Comics and Coffeehouse is cited as the inspiration behind a new independent bookstore in Philadelphia.
Booksellers Curate Condo Lit Library
The owners of Toronto's Type Books will curate a library of Canadian literature for condos being built on the site of a former bookstore.
- 2017 Dec 16
Indie Stores Identify Most Stolen Books
Electric literature surveyed several independent bookstores about the books most often stolen from them.
- 2017 Dec 15
Blackwell's Names Book of the Year
'Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls' by Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo was honored by Blackwell's bookstore chain as 2017 Book of the Year.
Waterstones Picks Pullman for Top Prize
UK chain Waterstones named Philip Pullman's 'La Belle Sauvage: The Book of Dust Volume One,' as Book of the Year.
Cali Used Bookstore Invites Exploration
One journalist finds that Phoenix Books in San Luis Obispo is full of surprises and unusual finds.
Innovation Helps Canada's Indigo Endure
The Motley Fool credits Canada's Indigo bookstore chain with innovation that helped it defend its turf against Amazon.
- 2017 Dec 14
The Strand Hosts a French Fashion Show
French fashion brand Koché took over New York’s Strand bookstore for a runway show on Tuesday night.
Manhattan Store Opens Queens Outpost
Book Culture, which has three locations in Manhattan, has opened a new store in Long Island City, Queens.
Doorman Adds Character to Delhi Store
Sohan Singh has been the door man at The Book Shop in Delhi, India since 1999 and has become an important fixture for customers.
Store is Crowdsourcing $50k to Stay Open
Book People in Richmond, Virginia, open for 37 years, is running an Indiegogo campaign to pay for renovations and expenses.
LA Cookbook Store Heats Up the Holidays
Now Serving, a cookbook store which opened three months ago in Chinatown in Los Angeles, is a hit.
Alabama College Bookstore to Close
Snoozy's College Bookstore, which has served the University of Alabama Birmingham for 34 years, is closing at the end of the year.
- 2017 Dec 12
Houston Store Hosts Charity Auction
Murder By The Book is running an auction through its charity, Book Lovers Care, to raise money for victims of hurricanes Harvey, Maria, and Irma.
B&N Keeps Store Open Thanks to Kids
After third-graders in Daytona Beach, Fla. learned their local Barnes & Noble would close, they appealed to the company CEO. He listened.
Toronto's Real Estate Bubble Kills Store
Eliot’s Bookshop, a used bookstore in downtown Toronto, is closing after four decades. The culprit? Exorbitant property tax increases.
Persian Bookstore in US Persists Online
Ketab Corp, a Persian-language bookstore in Los Angeles, closed this summer after 36-years in business. But its online store remains open.
Canadian Booksellers' Top Books of 2017
The Quill & Quire surveyed booksellers to find out their favorite books of the year.
- 2017 Dec 11
On the Resurgence of Indie Booksellers
The Boston Globe looks at the revival of independent bookselling in the region and its return to relevancy.