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Bookstore’s ‘Call Me Maybe’ video defends reading on paper

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Bookstore’s ‘Call Me Maybe’ video defends reading on paper

Poynter. – 2012-09-12

Staffers and volunteers at Chicago’s Open Books offer a choreographed defense of words on paper with their version of “Call Me Maybe.” Some sample lyrics, sung by bookstore manager Kevin Elliott: “Paper would start up a chat /… Read more
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Has the death knell sounded for the bookstore?

A Q debate between Farhad Manjoo, a Slate columnist who hails the advent of e-books as a savior of reading, and Joanne Saul of Type Books, who believes the bookstore is vital to our culture. | CBC – 2012-02-01

Massive Halifax bookstore starts its move

A massive, second-hand bookstore in Halifax is starting to move its thousands of books to cheaper and more spacious accommodation in Dartmouth. | CBC – 2012-01-25

Is There a Bookstore of the Future?

At the New England Independent Booksellers Association annual fall conference earlier this month, booksellers and publishers grappled not just with the question of what bricks-and-mortar bookstores... | Publishers Weekly – 2011-10-21

Tracking 20 Years of Bookstore Chains

The bookstore chain landscape has undergone seismic shifts over the past 20 years and will enter the fall with approximately 1,100 fewer stores than dotted the country in 1991. Just as it is today,... | Publishers Weekly – 2011-08-26

Kobo Rebuffs Apple, Will Build HTML5 Bookstore

The e-book seller released an app meeting Apple's new policies but also announced plans to build an HTML5 e-reading app that will work in the iOS browser that it'll control itself, with no... | PC World – 2011-07-27

Borders Said to Attract No Bidder For Whole Bookstore Chain

Borders Group Inc., the bankrupt U.S. bookstore operator looking to reorganize, has so far failed to find a bidder for the entire chain, according to four people familiar with the matter. | BusinessWeek – 2011-05-14

Scensta Lands Funding for College Bookstore Media Network

San Diego - Scensta Media Networks, a unit of Crescent House Publishing that provides HD LCD digital media screens for out-of-home advertising, has raised an undisclosed amount of first round... | Digital Media Wire – 2011-05-11

American's bookstore in Paris becomes family affair

Sylvia Whitman gave up her ambitions in order to manage her father's iconic Paris bookstore, stitching together their frayed ties and bringing the shop into the 21st century.They used to catch... | L.A. Times – 2011-04-22

Kohlberg Ventures Backs Virtual Bookstore Akademos

Norwalk, Conn. - Akademos, a virtual bookstore and marketplace for small and midsized schools, announced on Wednesday that Kohlberg Ventures has increased its stake in the company to $5 million.read... | Digital Media Wire – 2011-04-14

Time Inc. Veteran John Squires Lands at Digital Bookstore [MediaMemo]

Longtime Time Inc. executive John Squires, last seen running the magazine industry's version of Hulu, has a new gig: He's at Akademos, a Connecticut-based company that runs digital bookstores for... | AllThingsD – 2011-04-13

Pizarro: Barnes & Noble taking over SJSU bookstore

The bookselling giant's operation -- and eventual expansion -- of the campus shop will be the closest thing to a mainstream bookstore that downtown San Jose has had in years. | San Jose Mercury News – 2011-04-08

Downward Trend in Bookstore Sales Continues

Bookstore sales fell in 2010, although not as much as many had feared, helped in part by a holiday rally that pushed sales up by 5.3% and 2.3% in November and December, respectively. For 2010,... | Publishers Weekly – 2011-02-21

Bookmarc: Bookstore as Luxury Brand

Bookstores may be many things, but fashionable isn’t usually one of them. That could change now that designer Marc Jacobs has put his imprimatur on Bookmarc stores on both coasts and added branded... | Publishers Weekly – 2011-02-14

Google launches online bookstore in U.S.

Google is making the leap from digital librarian to merchant in a challenge to Amazon.com and its Kindle electronic reader, with the launch of its long-awaited bookstore. | CBC – 2010-12-07

Borders sees new e-bookstore taking share

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Borders Group Inc's electronic bookstore went live on Wednesday, and the company set an ambitious target to secure 17 percent of the digital book market in one year, sending its... | Reuters – 2010-07-07

Bookstore Sells Half of All Copies of WWII Book

A Washington-area bookstore has sold 13,200 copies of Hell... | Publishers Wekly – 2010-03-15

Bookstore Sales End on Down Note, Off 0.8% for Year

Bookstore sales fell 0.6% in December and dropped 0.8% for all of 2009, falling to $16.60... | Publishers Wekly – 2010-02-12

November Bookstore Sales Plunge

November bookstore sales dropped 13% in the month, falling to $1.05 billion. | Publishers Wekly – 2009-01-14

October Bookstore Sales Dropped 5.6%

October bookstore sales fell 5.6%, to $1.06 billion, but still managed to be up 1.3% for the first 10 months of 2008. | Publishers Wekly – 2008-12-12

New Chapter for Robin's Bookstore

The Philadelphia institution is ending its sale of new books but will continue with used books and events. | Publishers Wekly – 2008-12-02

Local bookstore expands through Google

MANILA, Philippines -- Rex Book Store (RBS) has started digitizing some of its books as part of the Google Book Search Publisher Partner Program wherein book publishers can place their books in the... | Philippine Daily Inquirer – 2008-12-01

September Bookstore Sales Drop 4.5%

September bookstore sales fell 4.5% in September and preliminary reports from the Commerce Department found that total retail sales in October fell by a record amount. | Publishers Wekly – 2008-11-14

August Bookstore Sales Rise

August bookstore sales rose 5.4%, to $2.4 billion, while sales for the entire retail segment were flat. | Publishers Wekly – 2008-10-15

SharedBook Launches Personalized Children’s Bookstore

SharedBook announced today the launch of its first direct-to-consumer store, featuring classic children’s books that can be personalized. | Publishers Wekly – 2008-09-26

Bookstore Sales Drop in July

Bookstore sales fell 7.4% in July and are now up just 1.7% for the first seven months of 2008. | Publishers Wekly – 2008-09-12

Bookstore Sales Down in June

After rising every month in 2008 through May, bookstore sales fell 7.1% in June. | Publishers Wekly – 2008-08-18

Georgia Bookstore Asks for Cash to Relieve Debt

Wordsmith Books of Decatur, Ga. is looking to raise up to $25,000 to stave off creditors. | Publishers Wekly – 2008-08-05

Bookstore Sales Slipped in 2011

Bookstore sales fell 0.8% in 2011, the slowest rate of decline since bookstore sales peaked at $17.18 billion in 2007, according to preliminary estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau. Since 2007,... | Publishers Weekly – 2012-02-17

With This Machine, You Can Print Your Own Books at the Local Bookstore

The Espresso Book Machine means that booksellers can publish and sell an enormous number of titles. But can they make the finances work? | The Atlantic – 2012-03-13

Antiquarian bookstore was favorite Hitchcock haunt

Fans of the Hitchcock classic "Vertigo" will remember the scene at the Argosy Book Store - the one where Jimmy Stewart asks the proprietor about mystery woman Carlotta Valdes. The model for that... | San Francisco Chronicle – 2012-04-10

An indie bookstore 'saved by a tweet'

Broadway Books in Portland, Oregon, saved from shutting its doors when the owner's son tweeted a plea to help save it, is now celebrating its 20th birthday. | The Christian Science Monitor – 2012-05-11

Sage launches e-bookstore

Academic press Sage has launched an e-bookstore, part of its online social science platform Sage... | The Bookseller – 2012-06-21

Reinventing the Community Bookstore

Is there a future for independent bookstores in general and Kepler’s Books in particular? That was the question posed by Future Search leaders Sandra Janoff and Michael Pann-witz to nearly 80... | Publishers Weekly – 2012-08-03

Asking 'Where's Waldo' helps increase local bookstore business

The 'Find Waldo Local' campaign, held nationwide for the month of July, had customers hunting for Waldo in independent bookstores and businesses. | The Christian Science Monitor – 2012-08-11

Kobo Touch, localized e-bookstore reach Portugal through FNAC

It's all too easy to forget in English-speaking countries that the e-reading selection often isn't as diverse in other parts of the world, where local authors are often kept out of the equation. The... | Engadget – 2012-09-25

Morrissey's Bookstore Heroics; Publishers Want Squandered Advances Back

Today in books and publishing: Morrissey springs into action at The Strand; publishers hound authors who took the money and ran; libraries and publishers can't agree on e-books.Related StoriesJon... | The Atlantic Wire – 2012-09-26

J.K. Rowling's new novel draws bookstore lineups

British bookshops opened their doors early today and some grown-up Harry Potter fans lined up overnight as J.K. Rowling launched her long-anticipated first book for adults, The Casual Vacancy. | CBC – 2012-09-27

Is Amazon Really Buying Brazil’s Biggest Bookstore Chain?

Amazon is said to be negotiating to acquire Saraiva, Brazil's dominant bookseller, with 102 stores. Is it realistic? We break down the facts and scenarios. | Publishing Perspectives – 2012-10-19

Florence’s Timeless Bookstore for Expats and Travelers

Florence's English-language Paperback Exchange bookstore is as old as Christ was when he died and relies on the shop owners' good taste—and that of its customers—to stay in business. | Publishing Perspectives – 2012-11-09

How do you save a struggling bookstore? Ask HackerNews

The owner of a struggling Cambridge, Mass. bookstore took to HackerNews to try to save the business. Here are some of the more interesting ideas users have suggested to keep Lorem Ipsum Books alive. | GigaOM – 2012-11-27

Take Your Child to a Bookstore Day is celebrated at stores around the world

Founded by a writer and mother, Take Your Child to a Bookstore Day is set for Dec. 1 this year. | The Christian Science Monitor – 2012-11-27

Foyles and The Bookseller Unite to Crowdsource a ‘21st Century’ Bookstore

British bookshop Foyles and The Bookseller have partnered to help crowdsource ideas for making Foyles's new flagship store fit for the 21st Century. | Publishing Perspectives – 2012-12-04

Amazon Kindle bookstore reaches Canada, cuts Americans (partly) out of the loop

Canadians have had to be content with a form of Kindle Store limbo until now. They could buy Kindle e-books, but they've had to rely on a US-centric portal that scarcely acknowledges their literary... | Engadget – 2012-12-10

Bookstore, Electronics Chains to Sell Kindles in Brazil

Amazon closed a deal in Brazil with Bookstore chain Livraria da Vila to sell Kindles through the remainder of 2012 until January 2013. | Publishing Perspectives – 2012-12-19

Should Publishers Open Bookstore Cafes? They Are in Korea

In what's become a trend, Korean publishers are opening popular bookstore cafes. Should more Western publishers follow suit or is bookselling no longer part of their DNA? | Publishing Perspectives – 2013-02-01

Bookstore sales dropped just a bit in 2012, says the US Census Bureau

Preliminary estimates from the Census Bureau show that US bookstores as a whole experienced a 0.5 percent decrease in sales for the year of 2012. | The Christian Science Monitor – 2013-02-14

Community gathers at the Last Bookstore

Not only is the venue surviving in downtown L.A., it has expanded. Neighboring artists help transform an upstairs space into the Labyrinth.The staircase is narrow and creaky, with a bookshelf made... | Los Angeles Times – 2013-03-01

Is the Time Right For True Bookstore Cafes?

Back in the 1980s—before bookstores began weighing the addition of cafes, possibly with wine and beer licenses—stores like Louie’s Bookstore Café in Baltimore and Trident Booksellers & Café... | Publishers Weekly – 2013-03-10

Airport bookstore chain Hudson starts selling print and ebooks online

Airport bookstore chain Hudson Booksellers has launched an online bookstore where it sells both print and ebooks. The site focuses on hand-picked titles and has an "ask a bookseller" feature. | GigaOM – 2013-03-19

Lessons From Building A Programmed Bookstore

What if you could program a retail environment like you program a desktop application? Miniature computers, pervasive networking, and affordable tablet interfaces make programmed retail environments... | Fast Company – 2013-04-04

College bookstore that was a San Jose institution closing after a half-century

Roberts, whose textbooks were a staple of life for San Jose State University students, is going out of business after 54 years. The family-run shop sold densely footnoted texts, such as 'Thinking... | San Jose Mercury News – 2013-04-19

Square Books: ‘PW’ Bookstore of the Year

“The store is my crack,” says Richard Howorth, co-owner of 34-year-old Square Books in Oxford, Miss., and former president of the American Booksellers Association. | Publishers Weekly – 2013-04-27

Taiwanese Bookstore Chain Eslite Expands Aggressively into China

Taiwanese bookstore chain Eslite is aggressively expanding beyond its borders, with new stores in Hong Kong and several planned for mainland China, including one in a hotel. | Publishing Perspectives – 2013-04-30

In China: an entire bookstore gets censored?

The Chinese government has placed a media ban on mentions of the 70,000-square-foot bookstore Taiwanese bookstore chain Eslite plans to open in China's tallest building in 2015. | The Christian Science Monitor – 2013-06-22

Graphic Novels Are Super Heroes in the Bookstore

With titles like The Walking Dead: Compendium One leading the way, sales of graphic novels in the USA are up 10% year-over-year in 2013. | Publishing Perspectives – 2013-07-26

Indie bookstore owners throw the book at President Obama

President Obama likened Amazon to Santa Claus in a speech on Tuesday about creating more middle-class jobs. "Last year, during the busiest day of the Christmas rush, customers around the world... | The Washington Post – 2013-07-31

DOJ demands Apple terminate publisher deals and rival e-bookstore restrictions (updated)

In a decisive move in the legal battle surrounding Apple's fishy e-book pricing practices, the US Department of Justice has issued a proposed remedy aimed at leveling the playing field. The terms of... | Engadget – 2013-08-02

New English-language bookstore a 1st in Havana

HAVANA (AP) — Anglophones, rejoice: Cuba's first English-language bookstore, cafe and literary salon opened in Havana on Friday, offering islanders and tourists alike a unique space to converse,... | Boston.com – 2013-08-10

Rebranding A NYC Bookstore To Evoke The Golden Age Of Travel

Idlewild, an independent travel bookstore in Manhattan, has rebranded itself to put real tickets in the hands of its customers. Considering the ear-splitting bedlam you’ll find there,... | Fast Company – 2013-08-13

Cuba’s First English-Language Bookstore Opens

Cuba Libro, Cuba's first (tiny) English-language bookstore opens — one more sign of an easing of restrictions on the island. | Publishing Perspectives – 2013-08-14

Kindle e-bookstore and self-publishing platform now available in Mexico

Both readers and writers in Mexico have a reason to rejoice today, as Amazon has just launched the Kindle Store and Kindle Direct Publishing in their country. The e-bookstore will feature over 70,000... | Engadget – 2013-08-29

Foreign-language Bookstore in Cairo Hurt By Lack of Tourists

Cairo's Lehnert & Landrock, a 65-year-old German bookstore and art gallery near Tahrir Square, may be forced to close as a result of the fall off in tourists to Egypt. | Publishing Perspectives – 2013-09-03

Sherman Alexie to authors: Work at an indie bookstore on Small Business Saturday

Alexie, author of books including 'The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian,' wrote a letter urging his fellow writers to handsell their books on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. 'The most... | The Christian Science Monitor – 2013-09-06

The Bureau Of General Services Queer Division, NYC Bookstore, Turns To Indiegogo To Fund Permanent Home

Book stores are an endangered species these days and queer book stores like the Oscar Wilde Memorial Bookshop and A Different Light, both of which recently closed their doors in New York City, are... | The Huffington Post – 2013-09-10

Bookstore Marketing Promotions Spread Across Europe

The USA's IndieBound initiative to promote book purchases from local independent bookstores has prompted similar campaigns in the UK, Germany, and Holland. | Publishing Perspectives – 2013-09-11

Women & Children First, Chicago Bookstore, For Sale

One of Chicago's most popular indie bookstores is for sale, according to reports published Monday. The owners of Women & Children First, 5233 N. Clark St., are putting their 3,400-square-foot... | The Huffington Post – 2013-10-08

Reader recommendation: My Bookstore

Monitor readers share their favorite book picks. | The Christian Science Monitor – 2013-10-11

Can E–Books Save The Neighborhood Bookstore?

While no one in the publishing world wants to halt the march of digital distribution, many would like to ensure the neighborhood bookstore doesn't go the way of the record store. That's why there are... | Fast Company – 2013-10-17

Random House Partners with Pinterest Producing Online Bookstore Table

Random House has partnered with Pinterest to help users discover popular content. It pulls up a page that is a lot like browsing a table at a bookstore. | Publishing Perspectives – 2013-11-19

How To Shop Like President Obama On Small Business Saturday: Visit A Local Bookstore!

Presidents: they're just like us! In what may be one of our favorite Obama family traditions, President Obama and daughters Sasha and Malia have celebrated Small Business Saturday over the past two... | The Huffington Post – 2013-11-26

Obama Visits Politics & Prose Bookstore To Celebrate Small Business Saturday

For the third year in a row, President Barack Obama celebrated Small Business Saturday with his daughters by visiting a local bookstore. According to pool reports, Obama chose Politics & Prose in... | The Huffington Post – 2013-12-01

Take Your Child to a Bookstore Day continues to grow

Take Your Child to a Bookstore Day will be celebrated on Dec. 7 this year and founder Jenny Milchman says she hopes to expand the message of the holiday to year-round initiatives, including field... | The Christian Science Monitor – 2013-12-04

Patrick Carman's 'Half Nelson' proposal: for each Amazon purchase, buy a book at an independent bookstore

'39 Clues' author Patrick Carman says he knows Amazon is a convenient option, but suggests buying a book from an independent bookstore each time you buy from Amazon. | The Christian Science Monitor – 2014-01-17

New Law in Israel Curtails Bookstore Discounts

A new law in Israel is designed to maintain publisher, bookstore and author profits by limiting discounts in the highly competitive bookselling market. | Publishing Perspectives – 2014-02-20

Style Blog: Baltimore Children’s Bookstore wins grant from James Patterson

James Patterson — one of the most popular authors in the world — is taking a page from the book of Dolly Levi, who famously said, “Money, pardon the expression, is like manure. It’s not worth... | The Washington Post – 2014-02-20

Sony to Close E-bookstore, Move Customers to Kobo

Sony, one of the first companies to enter the e-book market, will close its e-bookstore in March and allow its American and Canadian customers to migrate their accounts to Kobo. | Publishers Weekly – 2014-02-06

Blackboard Plans New Online Bookstore

Blackboard, a learning management system that provides the online educational environment for many higher educational institutions, plans to launch an online bookstore for its platform. | Publishers Weekly – 2014-01-30

Bookstore Sales Decline Slowed in 2013

Bookstore sales fell to $13.19 billion in 2013, down 1.6% compared to 2012, according to preliminary estimates released last week by the U.S. Census Bureau. | Publishers Weekly – 2014-02-14

Bookstore Sales Fell 1.6% in 2013

Bookstore sales in 2013 fell 1.6%, to $13.19 billion, according to preliminary estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau. | Publishers Weekly – 2014-02-12

California Bookstore Day Plans Moving Forward

Eighty California indies are signed up to participate in the statewide California Bookstore Day on May 3, 2014, featuring exclusive publisher titles for sale. | Publishers Weekly – 2014-01-17

November Bookstore Sales Fell 4.2%

November bookstore sales fell 4.2% compared to November 2012, dropping to $818 million, according to preliminary results released Tuesday morning by the U.S. Census Bureau. | Publishers Weekly – 2014-01-14

October Bookstore Sales Dip

Bookstore sales slipped 1% in October, to $799 million, according to preliminary estimates released by the U.S. Census Bureau. | Publishers Weekly – 2013-12-13

Bank Street Bookstore to Move

The 33-year-old children's store will relocate at the end of February 2015. | Publishers Weekly – 2013-12-04

Harper in Deal with IPS for Christian Bookstore Distribution

Beginning January 1, HarperCollins will be using Ingram Publisher Services/Spring Arbor as its exclusive distributor to the Christian market. | Publishers Weekly – 2011-12-19

South Carolina bookstore encourages customers to 'trust' the staff

South Carolina bookstore Fiction Addiction recently launched a program called Trust Fall which asks customers to pre-order, sight unseen, a book specially recommended by the store's owner. | The Christian Science Monitor – 2014-02-26

Learnist Releases App, Debuts Digital Bookstore

Learnist, an online social learning venture and application, is releasing a new iOS app for mobile devices and launching the Learnist Digital Bookstore, which will sell premium content from a... | Publishers Weekly – 2014-02-27

Finalists Named for PW Bookstore of the Year

Booksellers from the Midwest and the West Coast dominate this year's shortlist for the 22nd annual award. | Publishers Weekly – 2014-03-03

Polish Bookstore Chain Sale Could Reshuffle Market

Poland’s second-largest bookstore chain, Matras, is set to be sold. Potential buyers include book distributor FK Olejesiuk and a consortium of publishers, led by Prószyński. | Publishing Perspectives – 2014-03-13

Hungary’s Top Online and B&M Bookstore Chain Merge

Seeking sale synergies, Bookline.hu, Hungary's top online bookseller has merged with Libri, the country's largest bookstore chain. | Publishing Perspectives – 2014-03-13

La Casa Azul Bookstore Helping Blast Victims

Harlem’s La Casa Azul Bookstore has stepped up to help residents affected by the gas explosion that destroyed two buildings in East Harlem on Wednesday. | Publishers Weekly – 2014-03-14

January Bookstore Sales Fell 6.9%

Bookstore sales fell 6.9% in January compared to a year ago, dropping to $1.75 billion, according to preliminary estimates released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau. | Publishers Weekly – 2014-03-14

Aerbook Turns Social Media Into a Virtual Bookstore

What’s the best way to sell a book in the era of social media? | Publishers Weekly – 2014-03-14

Green Apple Named PW Bookstore of the Year

The 47-year-old San Francisco store behind California Bookstore Day is this year's winner. | Publishers Weekly – 2014-03-28

Amazon to open bookstore on International Space Station

Amazon is to open a bookstore selling physical books on the International Space Station (ISS).... | The Bookseller – 2014-04-01

The independent bookstore lives! Why Amazon’s conquest will never be complete

Borders might have gone the way of the buffalo, but indie booksellers are actually growing. Here's why | Salon.com – 2014-04-04

February Bookstore Sales Dropped 6.8%

Bookstore sales fell 6.8% in February, to $791 million, compared to February 2013, according to preliminary estimates released by the U.S. Census Bureau. | Publishers Weekly – 2014-04-15

RH Adds Bookstore to Its Cooking Blog, TasteBook

Random House's food blog and online cooking community, TasteBook, has added a new bookstore called The BookShop. | Publishers Weekly – 2014-04-23

Upshur Bookstore to Open in DC

Washington's Petworth area, home to George Pelecanos's fictional Detective Strange, will get a bookstore in September. | Publishers Weekly – 2014-04-23

Green Apple Books: PW Bookstore of the Year

Twenty years ago, if someone had told Pete Mulvihill, Kevin Ryan, and Kevin Hunsanger that they would one day own Green Apple Books, the store where they then worked, all three of them would have... | Publishers Weekly – 2014-04-25

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