Category Archives: Bookstore Tourism

An Opportunity to Contribute

Since last October, more than 50,000 unaccompanied minors from Central America and Mexico have arrived at U.S. immigration facilities on the border with Mexico. New York City’s La Casa Azul Bookstore is partnering with the Justice/Safe Passage Project to collect … Continue reading

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Books on the Move

This timelapse video shows how British bookseller Foyles moved its flagship store inventory to the shop’s new location at the former St Martins School of Art in London. The wonderful old 1930s store will be sorely missed, but at least … Continue reading

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Love Your Local Indies

The New Yorker magazine’s “Page Turner” blog recently asked cartoonist Bob Eckstein to travel around New York City and draw his favorite bookstores. Here’s a sample of his first installment from the series of annotated cartoons. It’s bittersweet to see … Continue reading

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That Old Book Aroma

As a bookseller and book collector, I’m surrounded by books every day. The distinctive scent of old books is a constant intoxicating companion. This fascinating infographic explains just what causes the aroma from antiquarian volumes, as well as new books.

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It’s A Crime

Each June, International Crime Month is a celebration of international crime fiction. Four of America’s most prominent independent publishers—Grove Atlantic, Akashic Books, Melville House, and Europa Editions—have joined forces this time to bring this compelling genre to a wider North American … Continue reading

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So Many Books, So Little Time

   

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Lit Mapping NYC

Trendy New York-based eyeglass purveyor Warby Parker has created an entertaining literary map dedicated to the Upper East side neighborhood around its uptown showroom. From Ira Levin’s spooky Rosemary’s Baby (yes, it was a book first) to J.D. Salinger’s iconic … Continue reading

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Reading Roadtrip

Celebrating its 120th anniversary this year, Vroman’s in Pasadena is Southern California’s oldest and largest independent bookstore. The popular bookshop recently installed a clever display called “Read your way across the USA”. The shelf display presents books that are set in … Continue reading

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Books of Dublin

Dublin, Ireland’s capital city, is a popular travel destination for a myriad of reasons. But for book lovers and bibliophiles Dublin is synonymous with great literature and a must visit for its renowned libraries, amazing antiquarian and indie bookshops and … Continue reading

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Requium for a Dream (bookstore)

I love Barcelona—really who doesn’t love Barcelona—but not just for the obvious reasons. Everyone is enamored with the city’s spectacular architecture, fabulous art, great music, and who wouldn’t kill for the tapas. Me too, but I’m also fascinated by Barcelona’s … Continue reading

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