Post Tagged with: "Used Books"

One of the Christmas books available on a Pinterest board

Pinning Books

I suppose this is a good tool for online sellers. After all, even the bookshopblog has a spot where you can ‘pin’ what you see. ABE sent another one of their cool little articles, and I thought I’d be seeing a nice ditty on holiday books, the why, wherefores, etc.[Read More…]

Should I Buy a Book Today?

Should I Buy a Book Today?

“Pick Me Up! Take Me Home!” I’m a book, and I’m for sale at a reasonable price, hoping to find a home, but all I can do is wait. Whether I’m lying on a table or sitting on a shelf or am propped up in a spinner rack, until someone[Read More…]

by July 13, 2012 Miscellaneous
Heaven is a Sublime Used Bookshop

Heaven is a Sublime Used Bookshop

I visited one of my favorite spots today. And in the future  will be interviewing the owners and writing up a profile of this wonderful bookshop, but for now, I wanted to share the delicious experience of meandering, chatting, discovering and luxuriating in the midst of books books books. Located[Read More…]

by February 5, 2011 Bookstore Profiles
The bookshop was like a vessel that carried me down literature’s great road…

The bookshop was like a vessel that carried me down literature’s great road…

…back to my youth when I began to realise that reading was not just something you did to gain knowledge, it was a profound devotional act, a reaching to the mystical beyond. As a teenager, gazing into my local bookshop on cold windswept winter evenings became a sacred act. It gave me a rarefied feeling that I was standing on the threshold of revelation.

by September 10, 2009 Miscellaneous
eBooks, Kindle and the Sweet Smell of Electronic Ink

eBooks, Kindle and the Sweet Smell of Electronic Ink

When I tell people I write a blog about independent bookstores, the discussion quickly turns to e-books. Aren’t they the death knell for bookstores? Aren’t I beating a dead horse by promoting visiting and shopping at bookstores?

by May 5, 2009 Miscellaneous
Between Friends, the Joy of a Bookselling Mentor

Between Friends, the Joy of a Bookselling Mentor

I loved finding an out of print or hard to fine title, even one with a dedication in a flowery script would have me buzzing. As a bookseller, I had no experience. I had a barrage of questions, all of the most obvious ones: what to buy, where to buy it, how to sell it…