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Shaking the Doubts

Shaking the Doubts

I admit that there are occasions when I wonder if my business associates and I are delusional about opening a bookstore. Fortunately, those doubts are often put to rest when I read stories like this one: “Indie Booksellers: ‘Indispensible Players in Community Life.’” There are so many great quotes in[Read More...]

Where Have All The Indies Gone, and B. Dalton’s and Brentano’s and Waldonbooks, and Borders and Even, EEK! B&N?

Where Have All The Indies Gone, and B. Dalton’s and Brentano’s and Waldonbooks, and Borders and Even, EEK! B&N?

There is no place to buy new books anywhere within my radius, and I don’t live in Timbuktu. I live right outside a major city, suburbs with millions of people, and there are practically no bookstores. Three B&N’s are hanging on, but who knows if they will disappear the way[Read More...]

by May 23, 2012 Brick and Mortar Thoughts
Like You and Me, an eBook Can Also Have a Sudden Demise

Like You and Me, an eBook Can Also Have a Sudden Demise

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 is a bookstore closing?  One issue that has risen out of this is something that I alluded to in an[Read More...]

by August 23, 2011 News & Opinions
Booksellers: "A Very Special Class Of Condescending Nerd"

Booksellers: "A Very Special Class Of Condescending Nerd"

  “Book stores employ a very special class of condescending nerd…  “If bookstores fall, America will be inundated with a  wandering snarky underclass of unemployable mock purveyors of useless and arcane esoterica.” The Daily Show on Comedy Central usually targets politicians, pop culture, movie stars, and finds hilarious behaviors to out and bring to the forefront. Either by Jon Stewart, or by one of his many ‘correspondents’, a point will be made about something highly ridiculous and whatever[Read More...]

The Bookshop Lease Now Firmly In Hand

The Bookshop Lease Now Firmly In Hand

My name is Janet Geddis, and I am proud to be an independent bookseller. I started my journey over three years ago and, despite some unbelievable downs and even more miraculous ups, I am soon expanding my business. Since 2009, Avid Bookshop has been an online and events-based bookselling business,[Read More...]

by July 26, 2011 Bookstore Profiles
Borders Announces Total Liquidation

Borders Announces Total Liquidation

By Joe Waynick I never expected this. I thought Borders would emerge from bankruptcy a stronger company after shedding most of its debts and excess overhead. That’s what most large companies do. But now they say they’re going to liquidate all 400 of their retail stores. Indie booksellers shouldn’t be[Read More...]

by July 23, 2011 Bookstore Profiles, News & Opinions

This Just In: Borders To Declare Bankruptcy This Week

Another chain falls. What this means to the independent bookshop and customer, I’m not sure. Read the news here: http://shelf-awareness.com/issue.html?issue=1390#m11480

by February 14, 2011 News & Opinions