Tag Archives: Bookselling

Bookshops of the Future

 

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Goin’ Mobile beep, beep

If you land on TBTP on a regular basis, you know how I feel about bookmobiles, traveling libraries, and itinerant bookstores. So, you won’t be surprised by these two stories about mobile booksellers from opposite sides of the globe. I … Continue reading

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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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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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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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