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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

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


Bye bye Borders? UK bookshop hits the skids

Will the bad news for book shops and book lovers never end? Today we hear tell that UK Border’s bookshops are teetering over the precipice of administration and that the company has been struggling to even raise enough cash to keep itself open long enough to cover the crucial Christmas period. 156 more words