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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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Every Book Lovers Dream

When Paul Morris was forced by ill health to retire from his beloved Bookmarks Bookshop in beautiful Cardigan, Wales, rather than sell the business he decided to raffle it off. To qualify for the prize, customers only needed to make a minimum … Continue reading

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Bookstore Tourism: The Last Bookstore

I know that I’ve posted stories about this amazing bookstore in downtown Los Angeles over the years, but TBTP reader Christine P. sent a link for the wonderful little video of the bibliophile’s nirvana so I thought that I’d share. … Continue reading

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Itinerant Bookstore Tourism

As an erstwhile itinerant bookseller, I continue to be ensorcelled by mobile bookstore projects. Iron Dog Books in Vancouver, Canada is another great example of bibliophiles who dreamed of owning a bookshop, but were temporarily stymied by exorbitant leasing rates. Instead of … Continue reading

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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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