#Independent Bookstores

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Jessica Ufuoma

A Black-owned Bookstore in Austin You Should Visit

Books are an excellent way to preserve the culture and art of a community and the writers in that community. I can't imagine a world without books and being able to transfer the knowledge in a meaningful way. And for Black people and Black authors, books have become an outlet for self expression and culture preservation.
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Here are the bestsellers at Southern California’s independent bookstores

The SoCal Indie Bestseller List for the sales week ended July 25 is based on reporting from the independent booksellers of Southern California, the California Independent Booksellers Alliance and IndieBound. For an independent bookstore near you, visit IndieBound.org. HARDCOVER FICTION. 1. The Midnight Library: Matt Haig. 2. The Paper Palace:...
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New independent bookstore opens in Batavia

A new independent bookstore in Batavia is proving that the printed page continues to hold great power even in the digital age. Bookhunters New & Used Books has been open less than a month and already is exceeding the owners' expectations. Located in the Fabyan Randall Plaza shopping center at...
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The Essential Role Of Indie Black Bookstores In The Fight For Liberation

During the summer of 2020, when streets were ablaze with fury and protest, and the Black community mourned George Floyd’s murder, something else was also rising: sales of anti-racist books across the country. Data shows the sales of social justice titles skyrocketed after Floyd was killed, and it was independent and Black-owned bookstores in particular that saw increased demand as many sought broader education about race and anti-racism in America.
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World's Greatest Bookstores: 100 Postcards

Open the keepsake box to find 100 postcards that celebrate the pillar of every community–the independent bookstore. The 50 illustrations are based on Bob Eckstein’s illustrations in his New York Times bestseller Footnotes from the World’s Greatest Bookstores. Celebrating beloved bookshops and the people who work in them, the front of each of these postcards features the shop’s facade, and, on the back, its name, dates of operation, and, of course, room for writing. The 50 bookstores include landmark bookshops in major cities as well as many surprises (Traveler Food and Books, Union CT; Fireside Books, Palmer AK; Moravian Book Shop, Bethlehem PA; Literati Bookshop, Goa, India; Martinus, Martin, Slovakia; Ocracoke NC; and many many more. Make your next trip to Taos, New Orleans, Vancouver Island, Buenos Aires, or anywhere in the world a literary pilgrimage with the help of this bookshop “Bucket List”. At the top of ours are The Libreria Acqua Alta in Venice where because of constant flooding the owner has packed the inventory into bathtubs and boats; and Aberfeldy, Scotland's The Watermill Bookshop, housed in a refurbished 19th-century mill, with a design-led homewares shop housed in a neighboring barn.
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New Documentary Examines The Value And Importance Of Shopping At Local Indie Bookstores

In an age of digital economies and impersonal conveniences, giants like Amazon threaten to suffocate small independent bookstores and, perhaps, erode the sense of community these neighborhood businesses help to foster. Writer and filmmaker Mason Engel aims to sway viewers back towards their local booksellers with a new documentary called “The Bookstour“. The film showcases Engel exploring America’s indie bookstores and how the owners maneuver through the ups and downs of running them.
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Flood Disaster Damages Bookstores in Germany, Sterling HolyWhiteMountain on Shedding the Colonizer’s Gaze, and More

Every day Poets & Writers Magazine scans the headlines—publishing reports, literary dispatches, academic announcements, and more—for all the news that creative writers need to know. Here are today’s stories. Multiple bookstores in the state of North Rhine–Westphalia in Germany were severely damaged during the recent flood disaster, which claimed the...
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Have indie bookstores found answers to counter Amazon?

Independent bookstores had been making sales and market share gains prior to the novel coronavirus pandemic upsetting the cart in 2020. The last year has proven challenging for smaller retailers, however, as they have had to contend with forced shop closures while pivoting online to take advantage of homebound consumers’ increased interest in reading and buying from local merchants.
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Here are the bestsellers at Southern California’s independent bookstores

The SoCal Indie Bestseller Lis for the sales week ended Sunday, July 18 is based on reporting from the independent booksellers of Southern California, the California Independent Booksellers Alliance and IndieBound. For an independent bookstore near you, visit IndieBound.org. HARDCOVER FICTION. 1. Malibu Rising: Taylor Jenkins Reid. 2. Falling: T.J....
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