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Open Books, Chicago’s Little Gem

Open Books, Chicago’s Little Gem

This is a guest post by Open Books, click here for more information on submissions. Book it to the Open Books Store We’re all familiar with the well-known cultural destinations in the Windy City – the museums, Wrigley Field, Millennium Park — but there is one little-known gem in Chicago’s[Read More...]

by June 24, 2013 Bookstore Profiles
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Wonderland is Closed

On a visit to Logee’s greenhouses in Connecticut, we happened across a bookstore called Wonderland. It was night, we were looking for a place to eat, so only glanced at the window and its shadows within, deciding we would make a trip back into town the next morning to check[Read More...]

One Week AFTER the Opening of Swan’s Fine Books

One Week AFTER the Opening of Swan’s Fine Books

  Fans far and wide, please accept my deepest, most sincere, heart-felt apologies. I had the very BEST of intentions of writing my final pre-opening post one week before Swan’s Fine Books opened its doors, and clearly fell down on the job. Let the side down, old chap, and all[Read More...]

by May 13, 2013 Bookstore Profiles
The Niche Bookstore is Most Definitely Not Dead

The Niche Bookstore is Most Definitely Not Dead

I saw Notting Hill a few years ago.  I’m sure at this point everyone knows that Hugh Grant’s character is the owner of a travel bookstore.  A store that sells only travel books.  When I first saw Notting Hill I thought it was a hilarious idea. How could that possibly[Read More...]

by April 30, 2013 Bookstore Profiles
Murphy’s Loft Bookshop

Murphy’s Loft Bookshop

Murphy’s Loft, Mullica Hill NJ. This was my third experience in this laid back book and ephemera store. I visited years ago, and then a few months back, right after the original owner retired, and her son (grandson?) took the reins. Unfortunately, his mother decided to rid herself of half the[Read More...]

The Great Book Mural in Pittsboro

Beautiful Mural at Circle City Books

Warm weather and sun in North Carolina brought the completion of the Circle City Books wall mural last week. Onlookers and photographers were a constant presence as the final strokes were applied by artists Bailey Friedman (Number One Daughter) and her friend Emily Kerscher. Then, off into the sunset rode[Read More...]

by January 20, 2013 Bookstore Profiles
Remembrances of Bookstores Past

Remembrances of Bookstores Past

Myles Friedman’s excellent post about the lack of bookshops reminded me of all those wonderful bookstores I had the luck to visit during my years living in New York City. I took them for granted. It never occurred to me back then that bookstores were about to become extinct. If[Read More...]

A New Bookshop in Nuneaton? Soon, Hopefully

A New Bookshop in Nuneaton? Soon, Hopefully

[Editor's Note: As you know - the More Bookshops the Better has been a pretty steady sentiment on this blog - so in hopes of seeing a new one pop up in Nuneaton, UK we'll help Michael get the word out and keep his enthusiasm pumping.] In March 2011, after[Read More...]

by December 16, 2012 Bookstore Profiles