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Staffers and volunteers at Chicago’s Open Books offer a choreographed defense of words on paper with their version of “Call Me Maybe.”
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Publishers Weekly – 2017-10-02
Virginia bookstore hosts grand opening; U.K. booksellers prep for new Pullman; inside Amsterdam's book stores; a Hong Kong store shutters; and more.re.
Publishers Weekly – 2017-10-05
Ohio pub unveils new bookstore; California library starts selling books; new indie in the works in Georgia.; inside the Greek bookstore that specializes in dictionaries; and more.
Publishers Weekly – 2017-10-13
Bookstore sales in August were $1.39 billion, down from $1.56 billion a year ago, marking a 10.9% decline. Sales for the first eight months of the year were down 2.5%.
Publishers Weekly – 2017-10-16
Ithaca residents try to save a beloved indie; new store opening in Florida; Foyles to offer book subscriptions; B&N planning concept store for Texas; and more.
Publishers Weekly – 2017-10-19
Bookstores open in New York and Louisiana; San Francisco store seeks funds to buy a building; Powell's celebrated in photos; and more.
Publishers Weekly – 2017-10-18
New bookstores planned for New Jersey and Texas; a DC bookstore shows solidarity with a store in Mexico City; and more.
Publishers Weekly – 2017-10-20
Changes for Canada's Authors for Indies Day; the Dallas indie crowdsourcing seed money; life at a used bookstore in Austin; the Portuguese store that inspired Hogwarts; and more.
Publishers Weekly – 2017-10-25
New stores to open in Kentucky and Indiana; celebrating the Hudson Valley's book community; Baghdad's most famous female bookseller; Handselling tips from a bookselling legend; and more.
Publishers Weekly – 2017-10-24
ABA board nominations are open; Alabama store changes name; California booksellers help kids affected by wildfires; stores to close in Hawaii and Newfoundland; and more.
Publishers Weekly – 2017-10-26
Illinois store for sale; the Missouri indie thriving under new management; Providence's Paper Nautilus reopens; a Miami bookseller turned movie producer; and more.
Silicon Valley Business Journal – 2017-11-02
Amazon may have spent the past two decades pulling bookstore shoppers to its business online, but with a new storefront in California's East Bay, the retail giant is hoping to lure them back to a...
Publishers Weekly – 2017-11-03
LGBTQ store opens in Mississippi; Politics & Prose to expand; a Virginia bookstore gets a facelift; and more.
Publishers Weekly – 2017-11-02
Wm. B Eerdmans, the independent religion publisher based in Grand Rapids, Mich., is closing its longstanding bookstore next month and will focus on its publishing program.
Publishers Weekly – 2017-11-15
A Texas bookstore launches a series for rejected stories; professors protest their college bookstore; a Bucharest bookseller gets back to business; and more.
Publishers Weekly – 2017-11-15
According preliminary figures released by the U.S. Census Bureau, bookstore sales declined 6.5% this September, compared to September 2016. The decline followed a 10.9% drop in bookstore sales in...
Publishers Weekly – 2017-11-14
New stores to open in Maryland and Virginia; a Texas store to close; touring Chicago's Dial Books; the day-to-day of a Long Island bookseller; and more.
Publishers Weekly – 2017-11-09
New stores open in Illinois, New York and Kentucky; North Carolina bookstore sold to long-time employees; Paris's bookstore on a barge; and more.
Publishers Weekly – 2017-11-08
Kinokuniya expands to Austin; B&N opens a restaurant; New York's last Yiddish bookstore; the Seattle store that inspired a backpack empire; and more.
Publishers Weekly – 2017-11-06
Dallas celeb discusses new bookstore; South Dakota indie store for sale; Shanghai pop-up to host author events in sixty days; Amazon leaving Stony Brook University; and more.
Publishing Perspectives – 2017-11-16
In Rome, a North American publisher joins its Italian founder in a new English-language bookshop. And in Rotterdam, Sweek launches another competition. The post Industry Notes: Europa Editions’...
Publishers Weekly – 2017-11-16
Europa Editions (along with its parent company, Italian publisher Edizioni E/O) is partnering with Italian bookseller Altoquando to open an English language bookstore in Rome called Otherwise.
Publishers Weekly – 2017-11-22
D.C. Bookseller to renovate; a children's pop-up to open in California; the Brooklyn indie showing its canine side; and more.
Publishers Weekly – 2017-11-20
The best book chains in the U.K.; new indies coming to New Hampshire and Maryland; Phaidon's holiday pop-up; and more.
The Huffington Post – 2017-11-29
New York's Strand Book Store has been making its iconic tote bags since the 1980s. Today, it boasts more than 100 designs.
Publishers Weekly – 2017-11-30
Waterstones' pre-Christmas opening spree; the new Harvard study that reveals indies are thriving; the Minnesota store that mimics an Icelandic tradition; and more.
Publishers Weekly – 2017-11-28
Philadelphia's new African-American bookstore; the founder of Cider Monday speaks; the Lone Star state's big new indie; the hardworking 102-year old bookseller; and more.
Publishers Weekly – 2017-12-04
A Harvard Coop reading turns violent; Louisiana university bookstore closes; LGBTQ store opens in Mississippi; the history of the Strand's totes; and more.
Publishers Weekly – 2017-12-06
New bookstore to open in Anchorage; the university trying to buy its bookstore; B&N to close San Jose store; the Texas library bookstore moving online; and more.
Publishers Weekly – 2017-12-13
The 4.6% decline in October bookstore sales from a year ago was the third consecutive month sales fell from the comparable month in 2016.
Publishers Weekly – 2017-12-29
After a stealthy opening in April, the company's e-bookstore is steadily adding more titles to its offerings.
Baltimore Sun – 2018-01-05
Book lovers alert: Greedy Reads, a new independent bookstore, is scheduled to open in Fells Point in late February. The store is owned by former publishing professional Julia Fleischaker. She said...
Publishers Weekly – 2018-01-10
The Falmouth, Mass., is closed indefinitely after a pipe burst in an apartment above the independent bookstore, collapsing the store's ceiling and damaging its entire stock.
Publishers Weekly – 2018-01-12
The late year swoon in bookstore sales continued into November with sales down 6.4% from November 2016. November was the fourth consecutive month bookstore sales fell compared to the same month in...
Los Angeles Times – 2018-01-22
Stephen King may be the Master of Horror, but one of his fans is dealing with horror of a new kind. A Bangor, Maine, bookstore owner lost several of King’s rare manuscripts and books after a burst...
Publishers Weekly – 2018-01-25
Publishers Weekly named the top five bookstores from around the country and sales representatives. Each is vying for the 2018 PW award for Bookstore of the Year and Sales Rep of the Year to be...
Publishers Weekly – 2018-02-14
A slump in the second half of 2017 resulted in bookstore sales falling to $10.73 billion last year, down from $11.14 billion in 2016.
Publishers Weekly – 2018-02-14
With its official grand opening on February 3, owner Jaime Harker’s dream has become a reality: the small town of Water Valley, Miss. has its first (and only) Queer/Feminist bookstore – Violet...
Publishers Weekly – 2018-03-08
Berkeley's Revolution Books has been a favorite target of conservative activists and on March 3 a group threatened to burn down the bookstore.
Publishers Weekly – 2018-03-09
A middle grade title called 'The Best Man' has sparked tensions in Athens, Ga., after complaints from parents led to the book's removal from an indie bookstore's display at a school book fair.
Publishers Weekly – 2018-03-14
According to preliminary estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau, bookstore sales fell 9.1% in January 2018 compared to the first month of 2017. It was the sixth month in a row store sales fell...
Publishers Weekly – 2018-03-20
George, who is also the founder and director of the Unbound Book Festival in Columbia, will open an indie bookstore in the college town in August.
Publishers Weekly – 2018-03-28
The innovative Colorado bookstore is the 26th recipient of the PW Bookstore of the Year Award. Among the store's firsts, it is the first store to buy on Edelweiss and one of the first to offer...
Publishers Weekly – 2018-03-23
One of the world's best booksellers is now a publisher, too.
Publishing Perspectives – 2018-04-05
In examining common ground between independent booksellers and publishers at Bologna's new bookstore conference, the International Publishers Association's Michiel Kolman previewed some of the...
Publishers Weekly – 2018-04-06
Libros in Español will take off on April 15 with “a couple of thousand” physical Spanish-language titles from the U.S., Spain, and Latin America, according to founder Filipe Silva.
Publishers Weekly – 2018-04-16
Bookstore sales ended a six-month losing streak in February, as sales rose 2.3% over February 2017. Sales for the first two months of 2018, though, were still down 8.6% from the comparable period in...
Publishers Weekly – 2018-04-16
More than 500 Indie bookstores in 48 states are preparing to make this year's Independent Bookstore Day on April 28 the biggest and most exuberant celebration of indie bookselling yet.
Publishers Weekly – 2018-04-16
KiCam Projects, an independent publisher based in Georgetown, Ohio, has opened a bookstore in nearby Mount Orab to serve suburban and rural readers on the outskirts of the Cincinnati area.
Publishers Weekly – 2018-04-30
More than 500 bookstores participated in this year's Independent Bookstore Day, which took place across the U.S. this past Saturday, April 28.
Publishing Perspectives – 2018-05-08
The way to open a new poetry bookstore at a communal office, says the UK's Second Home, is to hold a poetry festival on the premises. The company's Holland Park facility is the venue in June. The...
Publishers Weekly – 2018-05-11
If a bookstore takes the name of the city in which it resides, it had better reflect the values and character of its hometown. Boulder Book Store, PW’s 2018 Bookstore of the Year, does just that.
Publishing Perspectives – 2018-05-15
As other companies have done, Świat Książki has gained traction in part by taking over some locations of the distressed Matras chain in Poland's bookstore marketplace. The post Świat Książki...
Publishers Weekly – 2018-05-15
Bookstore sales rose 3.5% in March over March 2017. Despite the March gain, bookstore sales were still down 2.8% in the first quarter of 2018 compared to the first period of 2017.
Publishing Perspectives – 2018-06-08
This week, we have views from the corporate headquarters of Kinokuniya, showing off its 30th world bookstore location, just opened in May as the company's first store in Cambodia. The post Friday...
Publishers Weekly – 2018-06-13
The Madison, Wisc.-based bookstore is changing hands. The bookstore's longtime co-owners announced yesterday that two current employees will become owner-managers of the 43-year-old business on July...
Publishers Weekly – 2018-06-20
Bookwitty.com, the global, online bookseller based in Paris, has stopped taking and fulfilling orders and is shutting down the site.
Publishers Weekly – 2018-07-16
Bookstore sales rose from $741 million last May to $745 million in May 2018, according to preliminary estimates released by the U.S. Census Bureau, an increase of 0.5%.
Publishers Weekly – 2018-08-15
A 5.3% increase in June bookstore sales over June 2017 was not quite enough to offset a soft start to the year and bookstore sales finished the first half of 2018 with sales down 1.0% compared to a...
Publishers Weekly – 2018-10-15
After a number of months of sales gains, revenue at that nation's bookstores fell 1.2% in August compared to a year ago, according to preliminary estimates released by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Crains New York – 2018-10-24
The Drama Book Shop, known for its exhaustive collection of plays and books on theater and as hallowed ground for the Broadway set, will shutter its store at 250 W. 40th St. early next year....
Publishing Perspectives – 2018-10-26
The co-owners of Paris' newest independent bookstore Ici say they're convinced they can make a go of it, even as France's market evolves. The post Despite the Odds, a New Independent Bookstore Opens...
Publishers Weekly – 2018-10-19
In a letter to our editor, Robert Sindelar, the president of the American Booksellers Association, acknowledges that bookseller Jonathan Platt has a valid point that store margins could be better,...
The Huffington Post – 2018-10-30
Volunteers passed about 2,000 books hand-to-hand to the store's new location in Southampton, England.
Publishing Perspectives – 2018-11-08
Even amid dire conerns this week for Brazil's leading book retail companies, it's possible to see opportunity, Ricardo Costa tells us. Brazilian publishers are working to shore up the outlook for...
Publishers Weekly – 2018-11-16
Bookstore sales fell 0.9% in September compared, compared to the same period a year ago, according to a preliminary estimate released by the U.S. Census Bureau. For the first nine months of the year,...
Publishing Perspectives – 2018-11-28
The winner of Norway's 2018 'Bookstore Award,' chosen by booksellers, is a novel based on the country's World War II-era past. And in the UK, SpecSavers names a dozen prize winners. The post...
The Bookseller – 2018-12-08
Development charity and publisher Practical Action is opening a “unique” bookstore in Rugby focusing on global issues.
Publishers Weekly – 2018-12-14
After two months of declines, bookstore sales were $699 million in October, up from $649 million in October 2017. Sales were flat in the first 10 months of the year compared to 2017.
Publishing Perspectives – 2019-01-04
In an effort to re-fashion the experience of a bookstore with discovery of a book, a new outlet in Japan curates a collection of high-end cultural titles. The post Tokyo’s New Bunkitsu...
Crains New York – 2019-01-15
After 35 years at West 80th Street and Broadway, Westsider Rare & Used Books is closing next month because of slowing sales.  "> To view the full story, click the title link.