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.
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.