At a time when many booksellers are struggling, Eslite is thriving, with 43 stores in Taiwan and one in Hong Kong. One secret to its success in Taiwan: It operates like a self-contained mall.
The book is back, says James Daunt, who tells Robert McCrum that innovation can help his industry ride out the online storm
There is only one true long-term threat to the legendary bookstore, and it comes from within.
At World Books on Atlantic Boulevard, Lily Li picks up the phone to transact one of her first sales of the day.
It's midnight in the capital of Taiwan.
Like the independent bookstores he photographs, Bryan David Griffith is a bit of a throwback. He does have an email address, but if you want to reach him on the phone, you have to dial a landline, and most likely track him down through his answering ...
Chronicling the life of its late owner, Bruce Handy meets Shakespeare's greatest asset in the age of Amazon: George Whitman's daughter, Sylvia.
Sharon Anderson Wright's half price books is defying the trends shaking her industry.
Snuggle up with a book.
From a Canadian bookshop opened by Alice Munro in the 1960s to one in the island of Santorini started by drunk Oxford students, some of the world's most exotic booksellers feature in The Bookshop Book, published as part of a UK-wide Books are My Bag ...
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.
Bookseller concedes dominance of ebooks, but aims to be king of what it does best with flagship store in London • History of an idiosyncratic bookseller
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.