Category Archives: Bookstore Tourism

Bookstore Tourism Philadelphia

It took a big leap of faith for the New York City bookshop Shakespeare & Co to open a branch in the high rent Philadelphia Center City Rittenhouse Square neighborhood two years ago. Somehow they’ve managed to hang on during these crazy … Continue reading

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If M.C. Escher Designed Bookstores

Situated in the southwestern Chinese city of Dujiangyan, in Sichuan province, this extraordinary new bookstore looks like it could have been designed by M.C. Escher himself. The amazing building features mirrored ceilings and extremely tall bookshelves in soaring C-shaped arches. Mirrored … Continue reading

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Book Off Japan

Secondhand and used bookstores around the world have been struggling during the Pandemic just like most other retail businesses. But they have the added burden of replenishing their book stocks. Many used booksellers rely on customers bringing in books to … Continue reading

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Dear Book People

  Sincerely Erik, is a moving short film written and directed by Naz Riahi about one bookseller struggling in these plague times. Although it is fictional, it poignantly reflects the reality that many folks in the book trade are experiencing all over … Continue reading

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Sometimes You Just Have To Listen To Oprah

I don’t think that I’ve ever actually read O, the Oprah Magazine, but I recently heard about an issue that featured “17 Black-owned bookstores in America that amplify the best in literature.” It also recommended the favorite bookshops of renowned … Continue reading

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Virtually Independent Bookstore Day

Tomorrow more than 630 bookstores across North America are planning to celebrate Independent Bookstore Day . Booksellers are promoting a variety of virtual and in person events this year. Kids’ and YA events: 1:00 p.m. ET: Lisa Brown drawing class from Goldfish Ghost 1:30 … Continue reading

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Going Mobile

The staff of the Adirondack Center for Writing (ACW) in upstate New York partnered with the Book Nook in Saranac Lake, The Bookstore Plus in Lake Placid, TREES Adirondack Gifts & Books in Bolton Landing to visit small communities throughout the region that don’t … Continue reading

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Lowdown in Sweden

Perspicacious followers of TBTP may recall a short story from a while back about the World’s Smallest Bookstore. Now the folks from the aptly named AnonyMouse street art collective have returned with the World’s Smallest Record Shop. Located in the … Continue reading

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Yes, Your Books Are Taking Longer To Be Delivered

If you are reading this blog post, there is a better than likely chance that you are a book buyer and that you are getting many, if not most, of your print reading materials through the mail these days due … Continue reading

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Bookstore Movements, or the Mariko Aoki Phenomenon

The first time that I stumbled upon the so-called Mariko Aoki Phenomenon (青木まりこ現象, Aoki Mariko genshō)I laughed it off as a poor attempt at bathroom humor. But the second time that I read about this Japanese bookstore issue I thought that it … Continue reading

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