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Literary Tourism: Toronto

Toronto is one of my favorite cities, and part of that is because it’s a city packed full of bookish ...

Literary Tourism: Mississippi’s I-55

“The big question was, ‘My Lord, you can live anywhere in the world you want, why did you choose Mississippi?’ ...

What Do Booksellers Read? Part 2

If you’re a bookstore junkie (like me) and haven’t gotten to know the resident booksellers at your favorite spot, go ...

Bookish Games To Play at a Bookstore Sleepover

So you’ve heard about this bookstore in Japan that’s offering a sleepover opportunity? That’s right- six people will be allowed ...

What Do Booksellers Read?

Who knows books better than a bookseller? Working in a bookstore keys you in to the pulse of what’s new, ...

Innovative Indies: Shop Independent No Matter Where You Live

For obsessive readers, it’s hard to beat the joy of a well-stocked and smartly-staffed bookstore; one of the greatest joys ...

Your Local Brick & Mortar Bookstore Is A Privilege

Last week, I went on a trip to Toronto to see a friend. When we were hashing out details for ...

Advance Reader Copies: To Buy, or Not to Buy?

One of the biggest perks of working at a bookstore is all of the advance reader copies, or ARCs, you ...

Authors Put Indies First on Small Business Saturday

Indies First was the brain child of author Sherman Alexie. His plan was to get authors to volunteer as booksellers-for-a-day, supporting their local independent book stores. If the photos below are any indication, the event was a rousing success. Alexie sure had a good time.

A Book-Binge Survival Guide

Close your eyes and imagine. Oh wait, you need your eyes to read this- scratch that. Anyway, the holidays have ...

The Importance of Queer Friendly Bookstores

October was LGBT History Month, and like every other month in our recent history, there was exciting progress–welcome to the ...

Sexism on the Shelves?

YA Author Rae Carson (whose Fire & Thorns trilogy is awesome, by the way, go read it) recently tweeted a ...

6 Cool Things Bookstores Do in Addition to Selling Books

Bookstores sell books. We’re all clear on that, right? But lots of stores — the smart ones — are going ...

4 Bitchin’ Bookish Places in Britain

If you read English and enjoy books—which I’m guessing you do, because you’re reading this—then Britain is your motherland of ...

Saying Hello To a New Bookstore

Heading into the Elliott Bay Book Company felt like a first date, or an interview. I wanted to make a ...