The launch of the Espresso Book Machine at BookExpo America in June 2007 promised to usher in a new age of bookseller publishers.
We asked you to share anecdotes and photos of your favourite independent bookshops. From romance surrounded by Shakespeare to an encounter with a falconry-loving policeman, here is a selection of your bookshop memories
Foyles has opened its new future-facing bookstore at 107 Charing Cross Road and we take a look inside to see what's new, old and out of this world.
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On the longest street in Paris, at the edge of the Luxembourg Gardens, sits a unique little bookshop that often goes amiss. While the famous Shakespeare & Co
It has been an open secret for years, but Borders confirmed that the book industry was truly in trouble by filing for bankruptcy in 2011.
It's not all bad news out there.
Though many independent bookstores have blamed the giant online retailer for their struggles, there are signs of a thaw in tensions in Seattle, as many Amazon employees are buying books in brick-and-mortar shops.
The rising cost of doing business in Manhattan is driving out many of its remaining bookstores, threatening the city's sense of self as the center of the literary universe.
SAN FRANCISCO — To get to one of the spiritual centers of San Francisco — a perfect microcosm of the city of evergreen revolutions — turn left after the high-rising office buildings downtown, saunter past Francis Ford Coppola 's eme...
Amazon has nothing on these bookstores.
In the dark economic times of 2009, Dan Whitmore decided to give up being a lawyer in downtown Los Angeles to sell antiquarian books. "People in the firm thought I was nuts," he says.
You can get a copy of "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" at the Strand Bookstore for just $3.95 — or you can get a rare edition of the same Lewis Carroll novel, signed and illustrated by Salvador Dali, for $10,000 upstairs.
Peter Blackshear is helping write a new sequel for Michigan's bookstore scene.
Competition from e-books has eased, but merchants face other obstacles during their most crucial sales period.
Learning to live with e-books and e-marketers, indies prove there's still a place for brick-and-mortar sites.
When you're shopping for gifts, try getting a recommendation from an actual human expert at your local bookstore, suggests Ross Ufberg of New Vessel Press.
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