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.
The Last Bookstore. Photo: © Omar Omar / Flickr The Last Bookstore Los Angeles
In the age of Amazon, the French unite around a proudly Gallic institution: the local bookstore.
Unconventional bookstores are springing up in Russia's major cities. RBTH offers an overview of the new bastions of book culture in Moscow and St. Petersburg
If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them. - Henry David Thoreau Just some shops that sell books that I think are worth crossing oceans for… 1. Libreria Alta Acq...
A quixotic owner and a unique location have turned the Librairie Avant-Garde book shop into a Nanjing tourism landmark.
A San Francisco institution tries its hand at selling e-readers.
For independent bookstores, crowdfunding has become the latest tactic for survival in a market that is dominated by Amazon, with its rock-bottom prices, and Barnes & Noble, with its in-store selection.
The business of publishing and selling books will continue its radical change. But some things are eternal.