Category Archives: Bookstore Tourism

The Bookshop Sketch

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Bookstore Tourism

After many delays, New York City’s historic Strand Bookstore has opened its Upper West Side location at 450 Columbus Avenue, between 81st and 82nd Streets in Manhattan. The store features a combination of new, used and rare books of all genres, … Continue reading

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How Books Have Helped

Washington D.C. is blessed with an abundance of excellent bookstores. One of my favorites has long been the wonderful Second Story Books in the Dupont Circle neighborhood. Now they have partnered with the Center for the Book at the Library of Congress … Continue reading

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Couldn’t Hurt

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How Book Lovers Can Help

If you are anything like me, these days you are searching for positive things that can be done. One simple, concrete action is to support indie bookstores, and especially those stores owned by people of color. Most of these valuable … Continue reading

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Discovering the Lost Generation in Paris

Decades ago, I made my first biblio-pilgrimage to the iconic Shakespeare and Company bookstore in Paris. These days it’s not quite the same place now that it has an adjoining café that serves American bagels and brownies. And then there are the … Continue reading

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The Great American Book Giveaway

Gold Beach Books is the second largest bookstore in Oregon and like most folks in the bookselling biz these days they have been closed due to the pandemic. But the four sisters who own the store came up with a … Continue reading

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monday, monday can’t trust that day

Clarice Lispector Franz Kafka From the Bodleian Library souvenir shop…  

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Bookstock 2020

Bookstock 2020, is an online books and music festival spearheaded by Eddy Nix, musician and owner of Driftless Books and Music in Viroqua, Wis.. The special event will run this  weekend, May 15-17, with the goal of celebrating musicians and … Continue reading

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Mercilessly Miscellaneous Monday

h/t to Touchwood Design If you ever have seen the classic 50s horror film The Blob, you may recognize the historic Colonial Theater in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania. They’ve been posting witty updates on their marquee all week. Cartoonist Chris Ware’s heartbreaking cover this … Continue reading

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