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Cbsnews
4 months ago
Books

Historic Detroit bookstore houses millions of books

John K. King Used and Rare Books is one of the largest used bookstores globally.
Despite competition from technology, King believes in the importance of physical books and the knowledge they hold. [ more ]
Advocate.com
4 months ago
Books

CEO of RuPaul's new Allstora bookstore apologizes for carrying books by anti-LGBTQ+ extremists

Allstora faced criticism for selling books by right-wing authors, reversed decision, and issued apology.
The company updated its website, donating proceeds from controversial book sales to Rainbow Book Bus and stood against censorship. [ more ]
Time Out New York
5 months ago
Upper West Side

This popular NYC bookstore is opening a new location on the Upper West Side

Shakespeare & Co. is opening a new location on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.
The new location will not have a cafe or the popular self-publishing Espresso Book Machine. [ more ]
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Washington Post
5 months ago
Books

How anarchists in North Carolina rescued books banned in Florida

A small bookstore in Asheville, North Carolina, took in 22,000 books rejected by a Florida school district due to their content on race, gender identity, and sexual orientation.
The bookstore, Firestorm Books, is now sending the banned books to anyone who requests them, including many back to Florida. [ more ]
Literary Hub
6 months ago
Books

Lauren Groff on Opening a Bookstore in Florida

Lauren Groff plans to open an independent bookstore in Gainesville that will feature banned books as an act of resistance against book banning in Florida.
The Lynx bookstore will also emphasize LGBTQI+ literature and feature a wide range of books including New York Review of Books classics. [ more ]
Washington Post
5 months ago
Books

How anarchists in North Carolina rescued books banned in Florida

A small bookstore in Asheville, North Carolina, took in 22,000 books rejected by a Florida school district due to their content on race, gender identity, and sexual orientation.
The bookstore, Firestorm Books, is now sending the banned books to anyone who requests them, including many back to Florida. [ more ]
Literary Hub
6 months ago
Books

Lauren Groff on Opening a Bookstore in Florida

Lauren Groff plans to open an independent bookstore in Gainesville that will feature banned books as an act of resistance against book banning in Florida.
The Lynx bookstore will also emphasize LGBTQI+ literature and feature a wide range of books including New York Review of Books classics. [ more ]
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Secret NYC
5 months ago
Books

Chinatown's Yu & Me Books To Reopen At Its Original Location Following Fire

The beloved Yu & Me Books, known for amplifying Asian American and immigrant authors, will reopen in its original Chinatown location after a devastating fire in 2023.
The shop raised over $300,000 on GoFundMe to help owner Lucy Yu recover from the fire. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
1 month ago
Writing

The Renaissance of a Chinatown Bookshop

The bookstore in Chinatown owned by an Asian American woman, Yu & Me Books, faced a devastating fire but was determined to reopen despite losing inventory and facing financial losses. [ more ]
Secret NYC
5 months ago
Books

Chinatown's Yu & Me Books To Reopen At Its Original Location Following Fire

The beloved Yu & Me Books, known for amplifying Asian American and immigrant authors, will reopen in its original Chinatown location after a devastating fire in 2023.
The shop raised over $300,000 on GoFundMe to help owner Lucy Yu recover from the fire. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
1 month ago
Writing

The Renaissance of a Chinatown Bookshop

The bookstore in Chinatown owned by an Asian American woman, Yu & Me Books, faced a devastating fire but was determined to reopen despite losing inventory and facing financial losses. [ more ]
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LGBTQ Nation
5 months ago
SF LGBT

This queer couple is working toward their dream of a Little Gay Bookstore

Reese Steiner and Lauren Branch opened a bookstore and coffee shop called Little Gay Bookstore and Queer Beans in Columbus, Ohio.
The couple aims to create a safe space for the queer community, particularly a sober one. [ more ]
Newsday
6 months ago
Books

The Neverending Story bookstore opens in Babylon

A new independent bookstore called The Neverending Story has opened on Main Street in Babylon.
The owner, Colleen Kinneary, has a passion for books and aims to create a welcoming environment for customers. [ more ]
The Globe and Mail
7 months ago
Books

Authors, booksellers share their top-selling books and the titles they're gifting for the holidays

The top-selling books at Flying Books in Toronto are 'The Creative Act' by Rick Rubin and 'Old Babes in the Wood' by Margaret Atwood.
'City in Flames' by Tomas Hachard is recommended as a dystopian love story that becomes eerily relevant in our current world. [ more ]
Washingtonian - The website that Washington lives by.
8 months ago
Books

Jim Toole, RIP: 10 Quotes From Capitol Hill Books' Curmudgeonly Former Owner - Washingtonian

Morton 'Jim' Toole, former owner of Capitol Hill Books, has passed away at the age of 86.
Toole was known for his cantankerous personality and his disdain for customers.
Despite his quirks, Toole's former employees strive to maintain the unique atmosphere of the bookstore. [ more ]
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