- 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.
The Feminist Bookstore Movement
A history of feminist bookstores, some of the most successful feminist capitalist innovations—until they weren't.
Literary Sanctuaries in Calif. Schools
Mentors work one-on-one with youth in Berkeley and Oakland to advance their reading skills and provide literacy support.
- 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.