Column by Peter Derk March 23, 2020
The accumulated filth will look up and shout "SHORTER! SHORTER COLUMNS!" ...and I'll look down and whisper, "No. Because you see, the real thing is..."
Column by Jessica Marie Baumgartner December 2, 2019
December 2nd holds a lot of birthdays, but none so great as Ann Patchett.
News by Peter Derk
Have a favorite bookseller? Let James Patterson give them a holiday bonus.
News by Raine Winters
Amazon better keep one eye open from now on!
News by Raine Winters February 27, 2015
Borderlands Books in San Francisco has found an innovative way to keep its doors open and its customers happy.
News by Sean May
A new bookstore that also functions as a nanobrewery has opened in Indianapolis. Will other cities follow suit and tap a keg in the stacks?
News by Dean Fetzer
Another day, another lawsuit ends in a result for the online retail giant and the big six publishers — down to the wording of the allegations.
News by Dean Fetzer December 2, 2013
The President surprised shoppers on Saturday by turning up with daughters in tow to purchase books and support at independent bookstore Politics and Prose.
Column by Cameron Pierce September 27, 2013
Thanks to some TV show, Portland is best known for putting a bird on it, but in the Rose City, independent publishers have been putting the hurt to the book world for years.
News by Dean Fetzer
On CBS This Morning, the bestselling author announced plans to donate $1 million of his own money to independent bookstores around the U.S.
News by Christopher Shultz
Now in it's 20th year, PW's annual award goes to a little shop frequented by a famous author.
News by Dan Shewan November 26, 2012
President Barack Obama and his two daughters went shopping at an independent bookstore in Arlington, Virginia, on Small Business Saturday.
News by Rob Hart August 30, 2012
Amazon will make its eBooks available to sites like Kobo and Barnes & Noble. Meanwhile, Kobo will partner with indie bookstores to sell eBooks--will they succeed where Google failed?
Column by Hanna Brooks Olsen May 22, 2012
Seattle's cornerstone bookery, The Elliott Bay Book Company, survived a giant move and lived to tell the tale.
News by Kimberly Turner May 15, 2012
Harvard Book Store's in-house printing press gives customers instant access to millions of out-of-print, rare, and public domain books. Is it the great equalizer in the Amazon vs. indie retailers war?
News by Rob Hart
Google will no longer assist indie bookstores in selling eBooks--a blow to the stores that could have used the additional revenue (had the program ever taken off).
News by Rob Hart January 30, 2012
The big publishing houses are watching Barnes & Noble with crossed-fingers--if the big-box bookseller falls victim to Amazon, it could mean bad things for the publishing industry.
Column by Rob Hart January 16, 2012
We spend a lot of time arguing over what's better--print vs. eBooks, traditional vs. self-publishing, indies vs. Amazon--but can't we just agree that both sides have their benefits?
News by Rob Hart January 16, 2012
Scottish crime writer Ian Rankin calls for the United Kingdom to adopt tax incentives to support new writers, now that publishers are taking less risks and paying out less for advances.
News by Rob Hart January 12, 2012
The Harvard Book Store has put together a video that dissuades people from using bookstores as a showroom for Amazon.
News by Rob Hart December 22, 2011
After bashing indie booksellers in Slate, Farhad Manjoo is back with another piece that makes it sound like he's never set foot in a bookstore in his life.
News by Rob Hart
George Whitman, the founder of Shakespeare and Company in Paris, a bookstore that served as a haven to writers, died Wednesday at the age of 98.
Column by Rob Hart December 14, 2011
Farhad Manjoo's Slate piece, 'Don’t Support Your Local Bookseller', makes the claim that Amazon is the true supporter of literary culture--but by my measure, it is riddled with hollow arguments.