Tag Archives: Bookselling

Bookstore Tourism: Charleston S.C. (update)

Back in January, I posted a story about a funky, traveling bookstore in Charleston, South Carolina called The Itinerant Literate. Now the bookmobile launched in 2016 by Christen Thompson and Julia Turner will have a permanent home in a bricks and … Continue reading

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Diary of a Bookseller

On Saturday, TBTP featured bookseller Shaun Bythell’s tech help tips for coping with a malfunctioning Kindle. It seems that the proprietor of Scotland’s largest secondhand bookstore is also an author. His book, The Diary of a Bookseller, has been available in the … Continue reading

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Books are there for you

This encouraging message was recently spotted on the sidewalk chalkboard outside of Books A Plenty indie bookshop in Tauranga, New Zealand.  

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As Important As The Eiffel Tower ?

Les Bouquinistes, the booksellers whose iconic green stalls have lined the River Seine in the heart of Paris for more than two hundred years, are campaigning to be recognized by UNESCO as a world cultural treasure. Jerome Callais, the president of … Continue reading

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Bookstore Tourism: Rocky Mountain High

Sometimes when we find ourselves in a stunning new place, even the most ardent book lover may hesitate to visit the local bookstores. So, I was “lucky” to be in beautiful Telluride, Colorado on stormy, wet and chilly day recently. … Continue reading

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Be More Pirate

First-time author San Conniff Allende’s new book Be More Pirate: Or How to Take On the World and Win is all about audacity and risk taking. To prove that he walks the walk, Allende, disguised as a contractor, plastered an eight-meter-long … Continue reading

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Save America’s Oldest Bookstore

 

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Bookstore Tourism: Rome

I don’t remember if I found the Open Door Bookshop on my first or second visit to Rome, but I do recall meeting the store’s founder the writer and journalist Charles Nopar. Secluded on a lovely street in the picture-postcard … Continue reading

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Bookstore Tourism: Dubai

In what seems to be a disturbing trend around the world, yet another staff-less bookstore has opened in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Book Hero, which is open 24 hours a day, has off-site management, but has zero booksellers on the … Continue reading

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Bookstore Tourism Boulder

This week, Publishers Weekly named Boulder Book Store in Boulder, Colorado as the 2018 Bookstore of the Year. Founded in 1973 by David Bolduc, the bookshop has been a pioneer in indie bookstore initiatives, as well as an anchor in … Continue reading

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