Category Archives: Bookstore Tourism

Like Vincent Said

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Books, No Books

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A Town isn’t A Town…

h/t American Book Center, Amsterdam

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Welcome to The Last Bookstore

The Last Bookstore in Los Angeles is on every traveling bibliophile’s must visit list. The 12-minute documentary below, directed by Chad Howitt, explores the history of Southern California’s largest indie bookshop and the inspiring story of it’s owner Josh Spenser.

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Why I Smell So Good

I smell so good because I spend my days surrounded by antiquarian books. This video explains why that is the case. Okay, it’s just one man’s opinion.  

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Steal This Book

Vintage/Anchor Books recently tweeted this photo of a “Most Stolen Books” shelf from an unidentified bookstore. I’m not too surprised by the “popularity” of Charles Bukowski, Jack Kerouac, or Henry Miller, but who risks getting arrested to steal a book … Continue reading

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Into The Sun

Check our cartoonist Peter Chiykowski’s blog Rock Paper Cynic¬†for more like this.

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When The Bookstores Are Closed

Singapore bookstore BooksActually has launched the first two of a new series of book vending machines. The machines are located at the Singapore Visitors Centre and the National Museum of Singapore. The book vendors will be rotated every three months … Continue reading

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China has the best new bookstores

While beloved bookstores are closing all across the United States, remarkable shops are popping up throughout China. This incredible bookstore, designed by XL-MUSE group, is located in the new commercial center of Binjiang District in Hangzhou. photos © Shao Feng

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Happy Indie Bookstore Day

For countless booklovers, independent bookstores are not just retail outlets, they’re the heart of the community and a personal haven. Today, we’re marking the second annual Independent Bookstore Day across the United States. More than 435 indies, from Alaska to … Continue reading

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