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Un Bouquiniste et Notre Dame

The last few times that I’ve been in Paris I’ve been disappointed to find that the traditional bouquinistes or booksellers along the Seine have been slowly replaced by vendors of tourist tat. This photo from 1931 by Jean Pierre Yves Petit (aka … Continue reading

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No Re-Gifting

The German publishing house Bastei Lübbe and the bookstore chain Hugendubel have teamed up to create a unique way to end re-gifting of unwanted holiday presents. They have come up with a vending machine where booklovers can insert their disappointing … Continue reading

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Happy Valentine’s Day

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Only In Japan

Located in a southwestern Tokyo suburb, within sight of Mount Fuji, Shonan T-Site is a uniquely Japanese take on the bookstore. Owned by the entertainment retailer Tsutaya, the store is situated in a former Panasonic factory complex that is being … Continue reading

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The Book Is Not Dead

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Operation Book Drop

Weller Book Works was founded over 80 years ago in Salt Lake City, Utah as Zion Bookstore. Over the decades the shop, which sells new and used titles, has remained in the Weller family, but has been known as Sam Weller’s … Continue reading

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The Bookshop Band

Today marks the end of Independent Booksellers Week in the UK. To celebrate their love of indie bookshops, the “Bookshop Band” composed and recorded “A Shop With Books In It’ and toured England for three weeks performing at indie bookstores.

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