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Should independent bookstores thank Amazon?

The other day I did the jerky thing: I went to the going-out-of-business sale at my local Borders. Everything was between 20 and 40% off and, if can believe it, I only bought a single book, and that begrudgingly. 720 more words

Future Of Books

Blue Elephant Books

Walking down Ponce de Leon after my visit to Blue Elephant Book Shop, I found myself thinking for the millionth time since starting this blog that independent booksellers are some of the bravest people I know. 600 more words

Independent Bookstore

Bidding Borders Goodbye

I’ve long been a fan of Borders and rejoiced when a store opened in Folsom, California, half an hour from the small town where I live in the Sierra Foothills of California. 628 more words

Keli Gwyn

Bookish Intelligence Report: Borders Booksellers Edition

With news of the official and final Borders closing sweeping the news world, we will devote a few entries to the impact of the closure not neccesarily on the industry but the readers who found it a place to enjoy community spirit, as well as buy books. 161 more words

Book News

Tokyopop closes office. Is the golden age of comic books coming to an end?

When I read on ICV2 that Tokyopop was closing it’s U.S. office, my heart sank a little.

The publisher is largely credited with introducing the manga genre/format to North American readers. 470 more words

Comic News

Borders Closures Could Hurt African-American Authors

Michele Lewis, owner of Afro-American Book Stop in New Orleans, spoke with The Louisiana Weekly on Monday about the imminent closure of two Borders in her city: 166 more words

Future Of Books

Borders To Close Store In Las Vegas

Bookseller Borders, which helped pioneer superstores that put countless mom-and-pop bookshops out of business, filed for bankruptcy protection Wednesday, sunk by crushing debt and sluggishness in adapting to a rapidly changing industry. 215 more words