A merry band of bohemians built an improbable cultural haven in one of the most beautiful places on earth. Now, they must try to save it…
Saeed Jan Qureshi built one of the biggest bookstores in the world and earned a reputation as a source of literary advice. Now, the future of Saeed Book Bank is in his son's hands.
Jimbocho is to books what Akihabara is to electronics, what Kabuki-cho is to sleazy hijinks, what Shibuya crossing is to first-time visitors with videocameras. Welcome to the city with a ward, a district, city block, floor, cell or capsule (you're [&...
Tired of an unsatisfying telecomm career, this Tokyo resident stumbled on a simple idea that would turn his passion for books into a new lease on life.
When bookstore megachain Borders filed for bankruptcy in 2011, it had completed its journey from corporate nightmare to free market victim—instead of killing...
The Alabama Booksmith is admittedly hard to find. It keeps few titles on its shelves. There is no coffee shop on the premises, no magazine rack or children's...
Known for its vast selection and knowledgeable sales staff, the Tattered Cover is a Denver institution. Now, after 40 years, the store's long-time owner is passing the reins to a new generation.
Buenos Aires alone has more bookstores per person than any other city in the world - just enough for inquisitive Argentinians to indulge their literary cravings
From a bohemian Parisian temple of reading to a bookshop with hidden animals: to mark Independent Bookshop Week, here are 10 of the best around the world - compiled with the help of our readers
The publisher of Allen Ginsberg's iconic poem "Howl" has three books coming out this year and is also working on a novel. Looking back, he says, "Everything was better than it is when you're old."
With six bookstores for less than 500 residents, the Catskills town of Hobart hopes to turn itself into the US analog of Hay-on-Wye in Wales
The debate over whether digital books are better continues. But in the age of Amazon, the number of independent booksellers is up. The revival is fueled, at least in part, by digital natives.
Jeff Kinney has sold more than 150 million copies of his "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" books. Now he is opening a bookstore in his hometown.
And why Tsutaya gives me second thoughts about the primacy of digital culture
Booksellers joining in on the first Independent Bookstore Day this month showed the sort of smarts and energy that help them survive the chains and Amazon.
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — All across Argentina's capital, lodged between the steakhouses, ice cream shops and pizzerias, is an abundance of something that is becoming scarce in many nations: bookstores.
Don Stewart has spent his life surrounded by books. He bought MacLeod's Books in 1973 and since then its reputation has spread far and wide, with customers coming from all over the world looking for old books or rare editions.
Little City Books opened its doors for the first time ever, on May 2nd, 2015 (Independent Bookstore Day, no less). Co-owner Kate Jacobs (along with Donna Garban and Emmanuelle Morgen) gave us an ho...