- 2017 Oct 13
CreateSpace Closes Online Bookstore
The Amazon-owned self-publishing service had let indie authors sell titles through its own store.
- 2017 Oct 11
Alleged Bookstore Killer Arrested in OKC
Oklahoma City police have made an arrest in the killing of the owner of 30 Penn Books.
Shops Offer California Refuge
California bookstores have stepped in to help those affected by the deadly Wine Country wildfires that have forced thousands from their homes.
Nancy Perot Opens a Bookstore
With Interabang Books, a story that began 25 years ago gets a happy ending.
- 2017 Oct 04
E.U. to Amazon: Pay Up
The e-tailer has been ordered to repay $295 million in Luxembourg back taxes as the result of a crackdown on unfair tax deals.
- 2017 Oct 03
Drama Book Shop—a Late Centennial?
The store is celebrating its 100th anniversary, but its owners recently discovered the store may be a year older than they had thought.
- 2017 Sep 22
Amazon Takes a Bite Out of the Big Apple
The online retail giant is hiring 2,000 more employees over the next three years at a new office in New York City.
- 2017 Sep 21
How Self-Publishers Game Amazon
In a legal action demanding arbitration, Amazon has neatly summarized how its book rankings can be gamed.
- 2017 Sep 14
Booksellers Keep Up Harvey Relief
The bookselling industry continues its Hurricane Harvey relief efforts after Irma battered the Southeast U.S.
'What Happened' to the Reviews?
Amazon has deleted hundreds of one-star reviews of Hillary Clinton’s new book. It now holds a 4.9-star rating.
- 2017 Sep 11
‘Amazon Effect’ Goes Beyond Business
Huge e-commerce companies using the internet to sell things for cheap is likely to be one of the biggest forces in our lives.
- 2017 Sep 07
Amazon Looks for a Second Home
The e-tailer plans to open a second headquarters in North America, and is soliciting pitches from cities and states for what it calls HQ2.
Who Is Stealing Bukowski and Kerouac?
At Porter Square Books, volumes by the writers disappeared so often that the staff set up a display of the “Most Frequently Stolen Books.”
- 2017 Sep 05
Naggar Calls for a Price Drop in Books
Amazon’s publishing chief, David Naggar, has said publishers should slash their e-book prices to sell more books.
AbeBooks Is Back Online
The Amazon-owned rare and vintage bookseller is back online after a technical issue took down all of its sites and online services for two days.
Green Apple Books Turns 50
Tomorrow, the San Francisco bookselling mainstay will celebrate its 50th anniversary.
- 2017 Sep 01
B&N Shares Surge Over Buyout Speculation
Shares of the brick and mortar bookseller soared nearly 7% Thursday on a report that it was mulling going private.
- 2017 Aug 28
Amazon Arrives In Australia
As Amazon sets up shop down under, academics examine the impact the e-tailer and publisher could have on the country’s book culture.
- 2017 Aug 23
Amazon's Bellevue and San Jose Stores
The e-tailer is opening its ninth and 10th bookstores this week, providing a glimpse into its ultimate bookselling goal.
Making Dystopian Fiction Great Again
Independent bookstores are seeing a resurgent dystopian wave—as well as bumps in other genres to which readers are gravitating.
- 2017 Aug 21
Rockport's Only Bookstore Will Close
Toad Hall, the lone bookstore in Rockport, Mass., will remain open through the early fall, but will close by the end of the year.
- 2017 Aug 17
ABA Deal Brings U.K. to the U.S.
The American Booksellers Association, Ingram, and Gardners will bring a range of British titles to U.S. independent bookstores.
- 2017 Aug 15
A Brick-And-Mortar Shop's Key To Success
In the age of Amazon, bookstores looking to succeed must be more than just a bookstore, some booksellers say.
Indie Bookstore Fights the Alt-Right
Bluestockings, a feminist bookstore, cafe, and activist center in New York City, has strategies outlined to deal with political prankers.
- 2017 Aug 14
A Bookseller's Advice for Jeff Bezos
A suggestion for the Amazon CEO from the front lines of bookselling: Stop hawking books on Amazon at such drastically slashed prices.
- 2017 Aug 09
Seattle Mystery Bookshop is Up for Sale
Pioneer Square foot traffic has hurt the store, which is now up for sale—but could a new owner revive it?
- 2017 Aug 08
Amazon Pushes Booksellers to Ship Faster
Amazon sent a letter to media sellers last week informing them that they must speed up delivery times by up to 40%.
- 2017 Jul 26
Are Book Sales Suffering Under Trump?
The current political climate is having an adverse effect on bookselling, according to publishers and authors alike.
- 2017 Jul 24
Amazon to Open a Huge New London Office
Amazon staffers are starting to move into a 15-story building in London that can accommodate over 5,000 people.
- 2017 Jul 20
PRH Offers New Users Free Analytics
Penguin Random House and Above the Treeline are offering a free year of Analytics Lite to U.S. indie booksellers that are new to Treeline.
- 2017 Jul 18
Infinite Books Line Shelves in China
Zhongshuge, a bookstore and library in Yangzhou, China, features a tunnel-like interior lined with books and mirrors.
- 2017 Jul 17
Biden's Book to Pub in November
'Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose' by the former Vice President will be released by Flatiron Books on Nov. 14.
- 2017 Jul 14
Milo Calls Low Book Sales 'Fake News'
Right-wing commentator Milo Yiannopolous refutes reports of his lower-than-anticipated sales on his self-published debut, 'Dangerous.'
- 2017 Jul 13
How Many Books Has Milo Actually Sold?
Representatives for Milo Yiannopoulos told 'Page Six' that reports of slow sales for his book have been "greatly exaggerated."
- 2017 Jul 11
Japanese Distributors Fret Over Amazon
Amazon Japan is moving to expand its direct dealings with publishers rather than going through wholesale publishing distributors.
- 2017 Jul 07
Jane Austen Letter Goes to Auction
The letter contains a parody of a trashy gothic novel, showing Austen enjoying the genre she satirized in 'Northanger Abbey.'
- 2017 Jul 06
Welcome to Mabel Murple's
Mabel Murple's Book Shoppe and Dreamery opens in Nova Scotia.
- 2017 Jul 05
Tencent's China Literature to Go Public
The e-tailer's online publishing arm has filed for a Hong Kong initial public offering estimated to raise $800 million.
- 2017 Jul 03
New Owners at Tattered Cover
Len Vlahos and Kristen Gilligan have officially acquired a controlling interest in the Denver bookstore—but much will be left the same.
- 2017 Jun 28
How an Indie Beat Sexist Trolls
An Australian bookstore's Facebook page was buried in "nasty" comments after it shared a post by a feminist writer. Its shoppers fought back.
- 2017 Jun 20
The Story of the Curious George Store
A look at the history and uncertain future of the Curious George Store.
Amazon Is the New Conglomerate
The conglomerate was supposed to be dead, a relic of a bygone of era of corporate America. And yet there is Amazon.
- 2017 Jun 19
Obama's Dad's Books Go to Auction
Original copies of books written by Barack Obama Sr. have surfaced after more than half a century.
- 2017 Jun 16
Amazon's Preventative Patent
Amazon has locked down a patent on technology to prevent people from comparing prices in its bookstores to online prices from other retailers.
Belmont Books Opens Its Doors
Owned by a local husband and wife team, the first bookstore in Belmont, Mass., for seven years hopes to become a neighborhood staple.
- 2017 Jun 12
Former Warehouse Manager Sues Amazon
A lawsuit, filed this month by a former shift manager for Amazon, accuses the company of failing to pay overtime wages.
- 2017 Jun 09
50 Indie Bookstores to Visit
Across the U.S., independent bookstores are having a comeback. Here are 50 that are worth a trip.
- 2017 Jun 08
New Books of Wonder Location
Books of Wonder is opening another store on the Upper West Side.
- 2017 Jun 01
The Bronx's Bringer of Books
Last year, the Barnes & Noble in the Bronx closed, leaving the borough of 1.4 million people with no bookseller. Noëlle Santos wants to change that.
- 2017 May 31
The Amazon Bookstore Won't Work
Publishers fear that Amazon is trying to dominate brick-and-mortar retail, Alex Shepard writes in 'The New Republic,' but "they needn't worry."
- 2017 May 26
Summer Reads and Novelist-Booksellers
Six fiction writers who own bookstores, including Emma Straub and Louise Erdrich, recommend books to read this summer.
- 2017 May 24
B&N CEO Defends the Bookstore
Demos Parneros sees the new stores that Amazon.com is opening as proof there is still a need for brick-and-mortar book retailing.
- 2017 May 23
What Amazon Charts Means for You
Amazon’s new rating system for the book market is seeking to challenge the decades-long dominance of the 'New York Times' bestseller status.
Tales of the Mysterious Bookshop
Is Otto Penzler the most important figure in the history of mystery fiction who’s never written a mystery story?
- 2017 May 16
20 Years Later, Amazon Trumps Naysayers
Two decades ago this week, Amazon.com went public to much second-guessing—but Jeff Bezos has changed the way we live.
Pamela Paul's Bookselling Days
The 'New York Times Book Review' editor recalls her time as a bookseller, which included "ripping the covers off books and other dodgy business."
- 2017 May 15
How Amazon Came to Dominate Commerce
For Amazon, books were the beginning of a strategy to win the e-commerce game one retail category at a time.
- 2017 May 12
The Bronx Fights Its Book Deserts
At a panel at the Bronx Book Fair, members of the literary community discussed the lack of Bronx bookstores and how the borough is responding.
- 2017 May 11
Major Croation Bookstore Chain Shutters
Some of the largest bookstores in Croatia, operated as part of the Algoritam MK company, have closed their doors.
- 2017 May 10
Amazon Battles the Book Industry—Again
The recent change in the way the giant e-tailer sells books has publishers scrambling and furious.
- 2017 May 08
Amazon Books Store Headed to Georgetown
The e-tailer plans to open its own bookstore in Georgetown, Washington, D.C., and has already leased a 10,000 sq. ft. location.
Abducted Bookseller Fights Back
Hong Kong's Lam Wing-kee will open an offshoot of Causeway Bay Books in Taiwan as a "symbol of resistance" against Chinese censorship.
- 2017 May 05
Amazon's Buy Box Sells Out
Third-party sellers can now “win” the buy box on Amazon. Here's what that means for authors.
The Millennial's Oprah: SkimmReads
E-newsletter startup TheSkimm says its Friday book suggestions drive sales up an average of 3,000 spots in Amazon's rankings.
- 2017 May 04
Amazon and the Mall Developer
L.A. real estate developer Rob Caruso is talking to Amazon.com Inc. about opening retail stores for merchandise beyond books.
Dead 'NYT' Lists Are a Loss for Books
As best-seller lists are cut, a disaster looms for publishers and authors alike—and new authors may suffer the most.
- 2017 May 02
Amazon Japan Will Bypass Nippon
The e-tailer will partially suspend a deal with the major book distributor next month, challenging longtime industry distribution practices.
- 2017 Apr 28
Celebrate Independent Bookstore Day
The one-day national party at indie bookstores across the country is tomorrow—and your local stores are ready for you.
- 2017 Apr 25
New Children's Bookstore to Open
Friends Marian Adducci and Shoshana Smith are opening Flashlight Books in Walnut Creek, California.
The Book That Proves U.F.O.s
The first published comprehensive statistical summary of so-called close encounters catalogues 121,036 eyewitness accounts.
- 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.