Some of the latest news and stories regarding independent bookstores, indie booksellers, and other booksellers.
The Last Indies: Bookstores adapt to reader demands, technology – By Osayi Endolyn The lights went out for good at Outwrite Bookstore and Coffeehouse in January. But a trace of the distinct humor and spirit of Midtown’s LGBT literary flagship remains. A handwritten sign posted on the front door reads: “No Bathroom. – www.atlantaintownpaper.com
eBook Readers Staying Home, Forgoing Visits To The Local Bookstore – And I’m also a bookstore romantic. One of the best places on Earth is a great brick-and-mortar bookstore. And according to a report from the Book Industry Study Group, eBook readers are forgoing the trip to the local bookstore. – www.webpronews.com
Who Decides What Gets Sold In The Bookstore? – There’s been a long history of ubiquity at the bookstore. With a few extreme exceptions, just about every book is available at every bookstore if you’re willing to order it. Universal availability feels like part of the contract we make with … – www.huffingtonpost.com
Amazon, Bookstore Group Settle Suit – Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN) and a trade group for college bookstores settled a lawsuit over Amazon’s advertising for textbook discounts, the group said. The biggest online retailer was advertising discounts of 30 percent on new college textbooks … – www.bloomberg.com
Flavorwire » Readers’ Choice: 20 More Beautiful Bookstores from … – Flavorwire: Cultural news and critique from Flavorpill. – http://flavorwire.com/
Boston Bookstores | The Daily Free Press – Bookstores around Boston provide a triangle of availability to shop locally with stores in Brookline, Cambridge, and downtown Boston. In this modern era of Kindles, iPads and e-books, the question arises if the traditional local … – http://dailyfreepress.com/