#bookstores

Bookshops Battle Bigotry with Bravery and Grace

How bookshops are fighting against bigotry with bravery, grace, dignity—and even a little snark.

As Bookstores Reopen, Stores Seek Safe Practices

As bookstores reopen, owners are prioritizing safety for employees and customers above all else. Find out what's happening from the sources.

50 Black-Owned Independent Bookstores You Can Support Today

Bookstores are critical parts of any community. Here are 50 Black-owned independent bookstores you can donate, order, and shop at today.

Dear Bookseller: What Should I Read Right Now?

Dear Bookseller, what do you think I should read right now? I am feeling, well how can I describe this? I guess I am feeling...weird?

Running an Independent Bookstore in a Conservative Area

Running an independent bookstore in a conservative city is a unique challenge and an opportunity. Jenny Kinne runs Books and Mortar in West Michigan.

9 Books for Those of Us Missing Libraries and Bookstores

We may not be able to escape to bookish destinations right now, but we can be transported by these books about libraries and bookstores.

How Local Literary Communities Can Find Strength During Social Distancing

A local virtual book club strengthens the local literary scene, cultivates a diverse community, and celebrates the power of stories and books.

How Indie Bookstores Fought Their Way Back

Taking a look at how the indie boom happened in the age of multi-floor bookstore chains and Amazon’s 2-day shipping.

A Flowchart for Making Impactful Purchases at Your Indie Bookstore

Looking for ways to support independent bookstores through the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond? Consider this flowchart for impactful purchases.

Powell’s and McNally Jackson Staff Laid Off Amidst COVID-19 Closures

The two major independent booksellers are laying off employees as they close their physical shops in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Literary Tourism: Grand Rapids, Michigan

Take a trip through the literary stops of Grand Rapids, Michigan, and its wonderful array of bookstores.

What Happened to Barnes and Noble and What’s in Store for the Chain

A quick update on the tumultuous recent history of Barnes and Noble, and where the bookstore chain might be headed under new ownership.

Mr. Jenkins’s Bardon 24-Hour Book Shed

Do your book buying habits never sleep? Then the Bardon 24-Hour Book Shed is for you. I talked with Yarran Jenkins about his amazing book shed.

Remembering My Literary Landmarks In Livermore, California

Bookish Stops on the Southern Route

A road trip lets one couple ease into their new lives—one bookish landmark, mile, city, and state at a time.