Category Archives: Bookstore Tourism

The Person of the Year

The book trade magazine Publishers Weekly has named the “Book Business Worker” as person of the year. The wonderful graphic above illustrates just some of the multitudes who keep publishing and bookselling going even in the midst of a world-wide pandemic. You … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas

 

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Bookstore Tourism: World’s Oldest Bookshop

Although I have only visited Lisbon once, I had the serendipitous experience of staying in the Chiado district which is home to some of the city’s best cultural attractions, cafés, and the world’s oldest continuously operated bookstore. Livraria Bertrand, which … Continue reading

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Feline Friday

 

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Writers Against Authoritarians

Writers Against Trump is an association of American authors and writers working together to oppose Mango Mussolini’s regime and re-election, and to encourage voter turnout. They are planning a series of post-election events on November 5, in partnership with several independent … Continue reading

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Help Save a Paris Landmark

I have had the pleasure of visiting Paris many times over the last 40 years. And ever time that I’m in Paris the iconic bookstore Shakespeare and Company is one of my first stops. Even if you have never been … Continue reading

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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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