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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: Austin, Texas

Take a tour through the literary sites and sounds of Austin, Texas.

Literary Tourism in St. Louis, MO

I grew up in St. Louis, Missouri, so I’m very excited to share this literary tourism post of my very ...

Literary Tourism: Eastern Iowa, With Indie Bookstores Galore

Take a tour of the indie book shops and cool literary locations of Eastern Iowa.

A Conversation with Tayari Jones, the 2019 Independent Bookstore Day Ambassador

We had a chat about indies, regional literature, and more with Tayari Jones, who was named this year's Independent Bookstore Day Ambassador.

Weighing My Road Trip Books

If you were traveling without your personal and public library for at least six weeks, what books would you bring?

A Love Letter to Bookstore Customers From a Bookseller

A love letter from a bookseller to her bookstore customers and a thank you for giving her hope in sight of the current state of the world.

Ode to My Defunct Bookstore

A reader muses on fond memories of her favorite local indie, now defunct bookstore, Schuler Books & Music in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Literary Tourism: Orlando, Florida

Orlando, Florida, might not seem like a book lover's destination, but oh, it is. It is.

Cool Subscription Services from Indie Bookstores

Because book mail is the best kind of mail.

How to Shop Indie When Your Nearest Bookstore is Hours Away

Tips for supporting indie bookstores from afar!

51 Bookstores in 50 States + D.C. on Instagram

Want some more bookish goodness in your Instagram feed? Follow these bookstores from every state in the Union + D.C.!

Literary Tourism: Traverse City, Michigan

We're heading to Traverse City, Michigan, for this week's edition of Literary Tourism

When the Senator Came to the Bookstore

A Senator visits a bookstore and offers some encouraging words.

Literary Tourism: Montpelier, VT

Bookish destinations in Montpelier, Vermont.