A few interesting book-related links and errata I’ve found in recent days. Some of them are related to each other, others are just awesome, and some are both related to Continue Reading
Organization is key. Maybe this is the librarian in me talking, but if a bookstore is to operate properly it needs to be organized. If the store isn’t, it costs Continue Reading
Every time I tell people I want to open a bookstore I get weird looks that can be roughly translated as “have you really thought this through?” Then they ask Continue Reading
The Format Wars have begun! To arms! To arms! Choose your weapon, grab your hardcovers for close-in combat, your paperbacks for ranged attacks. Get your kindle and hope that the screen doesn’t shatter Continue Reading
Community involvement by brick-and-mortar bookstores is something that I’m always pushing for, so I figured I might as well actually offer a concrete example of this for once, and not Continue Reading
IKEA controls the printing industry, apparently. Or at least, that’s the impression I got from the articles that were flying around a couple of weeks ago about how the changes that were made to the BILLY bookshelf sold by IKEA mean that novels are not going to last much longer.
Borders has closed. This is a shame and a travesty. In an era when there is more being published and more of the population is literate than ever before, why Continue Reading