Category Archives: Bookstore Tourism

Bookstore Tourism : Vancouver

I haven’t spent as much time as I’d like in Vancouver, but the last time that I passed through I managed to pop-in at some of the city’s best bookstores. Fortunately, Travel Between The Pages follower Markus H. sent us … Continue reading

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Another Reason To Heart SF

Last week, eleven independent bookstores in San Francisco received a surprising gift—a no strings attached cash grant from the city. San Francisco city government, in partnership with the nonprofit Working Solutions, awarded a total of $103,000 to fund “revitalization” of … Continue reading

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Now that autumn is upon us

You may have noticed that I am a huge fan of Tom Gauld’s brilliant comics. This week, he released a brand new book of fifty postcards of his best literary cartoons titled The Snooty Bookshop.

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Bookshop at the end of the world

h/t to Ruth Gardner for this post Situated on an old cattle ranch down a dusty dirt road just north of Benson, Arizona, the Singing Wind Bookshop may be the loneliest bookstore in America. Founded and still run by 88 … Continue reading

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Bookstore Tourism: London

When I first discovered London’s iconic Stanfords in 1986, Britain’s largest travel bookstore was already 133 years old. Located in a beautiful turn-of-the-century building on Long Acre in the heart of Covent Garden since 1901, the shop has one of the … Continue reading

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Shakespeare & Co. branches out

We had some very exciting bookstore news here in Philadelphia with the soft opening of the new Shakespeare & Co. bookshop in the heart of the city. Located in the ritzy Rittenhouse Square neighborhood on Walnut Street, the store occupies the former … Continue reading

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Bookstore Tourism : Asheville

This year, Asheville, North Carolina Firestorm Bookstore Co-op celebrated its 10th anniversary. The worker-owned and operated bookshop and cafe is committed to a not-for-profit model with earnings going to local community nonprofit groups and causes. If this sounds radical to you, it’s … Continue reading

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Washington D.C. : Word on the Street

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Bighearted Bookstore

Bank Square Books, Mystic, Conn., is responding to a recent theft in the store with an inspiring act of generosity. On Facebook, Bank Square posted: “On Saturday, our cash drawer was robbedwhile one of our employees was taking a lunch … Continue reading

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Bookstore Tourism: Alaska

Despite the fact that there are tens of millions of Spanish speakers and readers in the United States, there is a chronic shortage of Spanish language books and bookstores throughout the nation. New York City-based artist and educator Pablo Helguera … Continue reading

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