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Are Co-Op Bookstores the Future of Bookselling?

What are co-op bookstores, how do they work, and how can they address the problems booksellers face today?

How Queer-Owned Bookstores are Celebrating Pride Month

From drag queen story hours to bookish dance parties, find out how queer-owned bookstores across the U.S. are celebrating Pride.

Independent Bookstore Day 2023 Celebrations Across the Country

Find out what cities across the U.S. are doing to celebrate Independent Bookstore Day 2023 on April 29th and get in on the fun!

Romance Bookstores to Fall in Love With

From a pastel bungalow in San Diego to a queer-owned shop in Wisconsin, these romance bookstores are serving up happily ever afters.

When Is It Okay To Let a Bookstore Die?

Bookstores are for profit businesses, so why do readers often feel obligated to help out when bookstores are struggling financially?

A Case for Being Kind to Tired Booksellers

One reader's experience going into a bookstore only to be met by exhausted booksellers, and a reminder to be gracious to them.

A Day in the Life of an Indie Bookseller

Experience a day in the life of an indie bookseller, working at Bosch&deJong boekverkopers, a small bookstore in Rotterdam, Netherlands.

How Shopping at a Local Indie Bookstore Made Me Feel Whole Again

How one reader realized the dream of spending a glorious chunk of time browsing the shelves of a local independent bookstore.

What is a Radical Bookstore?

What is a radical bookstore? Find information on what they are, how they engage with communities, how they operate, and more.

Let an Indie Bookseller Pick the Best Book Subscription for You

Missing the recommendations of your favorite independent booksellers? Let a bookseller choose your next read through these subscription boxes.