News by Christopher Shultz
Now in it's 20th year, PW's annual award goes to a little shop frequented by a famous author.
News by Dan Shewan November 26, 2012 (3) comments
President Barack Obama and his two daughters went shopping at an independent bookstore in Arlington, Virginia, on Small Business Saturday.
News by Rob W. Hart August 30, 2012 (1) comments
Amazon will make its eBooks available to sites like Kobo and Barnes & Noble. Meanwhile, Kobo will partner with indie bookstores to sell eBooks--will they succeed where Google failed?
Column by Hanna Brooks Olsen May 22, 2012 (1) comments
Seattle's cornerstone bookery, The Elliott Bay Book Company, survived a giant move and lived to tell the tale.
News by Kimberly Turner May 15, 2012 (7) comments
Harvard Book Store's in-house printing press gives customers instant access to millions of out-of-print, rare, and public domain books. Is it the great equalizer in the Amazon vs. indie retailers war?
News by Rob W. Hart
Google will no longer assist indie bookstores in selling eBooks--a blow to the stores that could have used the additional revenue (had the program ever taken off).
News by Rob W. Hart January 30, 2012 (6) comments
The big publishing houses are watching Barnes & Noble with crossed-fingers--if the big-box bookseller falls victim to Amazon, it could mean bad things for the publishing industry.
Column by Rob W. Hart January 16, 2012 (11) comments
We spend a lot of time arguing over what's better--print vs. eBooks, traditional vs. self-publishing, indies vs. Amazon--but can't we just agree that both sides have their benefits?
News by Rob W. Hart January 16, 2012 (3) comments
Scottish crime writer Ian Rankin calls for the United Kingdom to adopt tax incentives to support new writers, now that publishers are taking less risks and paying out less for advances.
News by Rob W. Hart January 12, 2012 (1) comments
The Harvard Book Store has put together a video that dissuades people from using bookstores as a showroom for Amazon.
News by Rob W. Hart December 22, 2011 (9) comments
After bashing indie booksellers in Slate, Farhad Manjoo is back with another piece that makes it sound like he's never set foot in a bookstore in his life.
News by Rob W. Hart
George Whitman, the founder of Shakespeare and Company in Paris, a bookstore that served as a haven to writers, died Wednesday at the age of 98.
Column by Rob W. Hart December 14, 2011 (17) comments
Farhad Manjoo's Slate piece, 'Don’t Support Your Local Bookseller', makes the claim that Amazon is the true supporter of literary culture--but by my measure, it is riddled with hollow arguments.