Category Archives: Bookstore Tourism

Back to basics

Visitors to the U.S. are often shocked to discover that we have only one truly nationwide bookstore chain remaining. That company, Barnes & Noble, has just 700 stores unevenly spread around the country. The past few years, B&N has strayed … Continue reading

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Paris : Down the Rabbit Hole

I first had the pleasure of visiting Shakespeare and Company bookstore more than 30 years ago, and I still return without fail each and every time that I’m in Paris. But not every book lover gets to browse Europe’s most … Continue reading

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Weapon of Mass Instruction

Buenos Aires artist Raul Lemesoff is celebrating World Book Day today with his latest rolling “weapon of mass instruction”. This version of his militant bookmobile is built on the chassis of an old Ford Falcon and is traveling around Argentina … Continue reading

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Bucharest for Booklovers

The former Chrissoleveni bank building in the heart of Bucharest, Romania, has been transformed into a bibliophile’s dream bookstore. Carturesti Carusel , or carousel of light, covers six floors of the grand 19th century building, with more than 10,000 titles, … Continue reading

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What Makes A Good Book

 

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Mark Your Calendar

On April 8,2015 a new website aimed at bibliophiles will be launched. Literary Hub, founded by Grove Atlantic, City Lights, PEN, Tattered Cover, Tin House, Europa Editions, and more than 60 other publishers, booksellers, and literary magazines, aims to be … Continue reading

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Save a publisher and fight oppression

Since its founding in 2000 by Ihar Lohvinau, the Lohvinau Publishing House and Bookstore in Minsk, Belarus has been a beacon for freedom. The international award-winning press and bookshop has been a consistent thumb in the eye of the country’s … Continue reading

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Grate Expectations

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Only In Japan

Located in a southwestern Tokyo suburb, within sight of Mount Fuji, Shonan T-Site is a uniquely Japanese take on the bookstore. Owned by the entertainment retailer Tsutaya, the store is situated in a former Panasonic factory complex that is being … Continue reading

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Give A Book This Christmas

Bloomsbury Publishing—whose authors include Neil Gaiman, J.K. Rowling and Khaled Hosseini—produced this little video to remind folks of the power of reading and the importance of great writing in our lives.

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