France Versus Amazon: Who Will Win?

The French government is passing a law requiring a minimum shipping fee, hoping to help independent bookshops survive the dominance of Amazon and other big retailers. In 2021, France was busy fighting global commerce giants in the middle of the pandemic. This time, they were coming to the defense of the local independent bookshop. The … Read more

I Abandoned My Book Collection! Recommendations, Please…

I still get a lump in my throat when I think about it. Why? I migrated across the world during the pandemic. And suddenly, shipping became impossibly expensive and chaotic. Related: Shipping Large Boxes of Books Revisited International shipping costs tripled over one year. Bottlenecks in ports all around the world also meant that if … Read more

Book Buying on a Budget: A Booklover’s Guide to Book Thrifting

Collecting books is not a cheap hobby. In fact, buying physical books throughout the course of a few years really adds up. So, how can we keep filling those bookshelves without breaking the bank? It is time to deep dive into book thrifting or, shopping for books second-hand. Although it may be time-consuming, it is … Read more

7 Self-Published Books to Check Out at the Bookstore in September

There are the terms self-publishing, independent publishing, and traditional publishing. If you would prefer to avoid rejection letters from traditional publishing companies, write the manuscript and rely on the editing services, (assisting you with editing, formatting, book design, and cover art), and print a run of copies and distribute the books, self-publishing is for you. … Read more

Why You Can’t Buy Kindle Books in the App & How to Navigate the New Platform

If you’re an avid Kindle user like me, and you own an Android phone, you’ll have noticed that within the last week, Amazon has changed the way the Kindle app works. Android users can no longer buy books in the actual Kindle app. Instead, they must go to in a web browser and purchase … Read more

The Historic Georgetown Rare Book Fair Has Returned to D.C

Last weekend, in Washington D.C, a historic fair was brought back onto the scene, one that book lovers and history fanatics alike are drawn to. On May 13-15 of this year, the Georgetown Rare Book Fair commenced for the first time since its last go back in 2019. The official website for the event beckons … Read more