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Buying books isn’t enough to keep community bookstores alive

Welcome to Vox’s weekly book link roundup, a curated selection of the internet’s best writing on books and related subjects. Here’s the best the web has to offer for the week of October 7, 2018. At ... read more

Sure, you could buy that book online for $15. But here’s what that book really costs us.

“We have 10,000 books in stock. If we sold every one of them with a 43 cent markup, we’d make enough to keep ... in buying books,” he noted on Twitter, “remember that used bookstores and libraries ... read more

Will Seattle save WA's only Black-owned bookstore?

Sadly, it seems, gone are the days of brick-and-mortar bookstores — not just Black-owned bookstores. As Amazon monopolizes online book sales and e ... with LEMS to ensure we keep this cornerstone of ... read more

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The 20 best books of the 21st century — according to Goodreads

Insider, Inc. receives a commission from our affiliate partners when you buy through our links, but our reporting and recommendations are always independent and objective. Every time I step foot ... read more


Final chapter arrives for this Downtown Boise bookstore. All books 75 percent off

The ABA keeps a list on its website of recent articles with happy headlines: “Local indie bookstores alive and kicking,” “How Did Independent Bookstores Avoid Going Extinct?” “Bravo for Books ... ... read more

A tale of 2 bookstores that proves Portland isn’t going away: Steve Duin

In promoting “Comics For Everyone,” she’s catering to readers, not collectors, though I’m surprised she’s found enough of either to keep ... a new book to read: “What a great gift to your children. I ... read more

Barnes & Noble’s troubles don’t show why bookstores are doomed. They show how they’ll survive.

In the case of a struggling chain like Barnes & Noble, it's enough ... keep the only large physical retailer alive, they might be willing to do things like offer some inventory on consignment, so that ... read more

Chicagoans of the Year in Literature: Defenders of the book

So, to be honest, I am not feeling the weight of digital culture, because I am at the heart of real community. Which is exactly what I, and a lot of other people who have bought bookstores lately, had ... read more

This Cincinnati Bookstore Operates from the Bed of a Vintage Volkswagen Pick-Up Truck

Disenchanted with the startup costs and putting in hours behind the scenes to keep her dream alive ... bookstore, Moore is now free to go with him. “It helps the bus, actually,” she says. “When he ... read more

The book trade must stop focusing on disruption and start focusing on impact

But if we look to the industry of publishing and selling books as a whole, it is very much a dual history. Yes, many traditions are still alive and well ... and the people who make and sell them, ... read more

Why Are So Many Longtime L.A. Bookstores Closing?

Despite the recent shuttering of Circus of Books, Caravan Book Store and Samuel French, bookstore experts say the end for the city's brick-and-mortar stores isn't ... buy the feeling that Sam French ... read more

13 Blue-Chip Stocks to Buy on the Next Dip

That proved to be a great buying opportunity -- so keep ... be alive and well decades after Mr. Buffett has left this world, it doesn't make sense to pay a large premium for it today. Were BRK.B to ... read more



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