Category Archives: Bookstore Tourism

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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High on Books

Europe’s highest bookstore opened last summer on Mount Blanc at an altitude of 3,466 meters. The Feltrinelli bookshop is situated inside the Punta Helbronner station on the third floor of the Skyway Monte Biancodi Funivie Montebianco . The stunning shop … Continue reading

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Mondays are still miscellaneous

What a brilliant idea to promote local libraries. This is a tribute that the city of Vigo in Spain wanted to pay Jules Verne (on the occasion of the centenary of his death) for having mentioned this city in his … Continue reading

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A winning combination

I don’t imagine that any of us will be traveling to China any time soon, however, wouldn’t the new Capsule Hotel & Bookstore in Qinglongwu, Zhejiang province, China, be the ideal getaway.  

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How to help indie bookshops survive

The new coronavirus presents a real challenge to bookstores. Here are some ways you can help keep your local bookstore open—during the pandemic and after—without leaving home.  1.  Pre-Order Books Online It’s likely that you know a book you want is … Continue reading

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Why Real Books Are Great

h/t to Strand Books NYC  

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