Category: bookshops

  • Sean Doolittle: Independent Bookseller’s MVP

    Sean Doolittle: Independent Bookseller’s MVP

    Last April, Sean Doolittle, the closer for the World Champion Washington Nationals, started sharing on social media what he was reading and the independent bookstores he shopped at during each major league stop. Now, Doolittle has teamed up with the American Booksellers Association (ABA) to become 2020 Indie #BookstoreDay Ambassador. “I’m really looking forward to…

  • Booksellers on Film: New documentary set for March release

    Booksellers on Film: New documentary set for March release

    What once seemed like an esoteric world now seems essential to our culture: the community of rare book dealers and collectors who, in their love of the delicacy and tactility of books, are helping to keep the printed word alive – New York Film Festival D.W. Young’s documentary, The Booksellers, on the antiquarian booksellers of…

  • The Bookseller “spurred me on”: The deeply troubling Carnegie Library theft

    The Bookseller “spurred me on”: The deeply troubling Carnegie Library theft

    One was the sole archivist for and head of the rare book room at the Carnegie Library. The other was an antiquarian bookseller and proprietor of Caliban Books. They both recently pleaded guilty for their part in one of the biggest library heists on record, stealing millions of dollars worth of material from the Carnegie…

  • Shanghai: Pop-up perfection for Hauser and Wirth and a new poetry bookshop

    Shanghai: Pop-up perfection for Hauser and Wirth and a new poetry bookshop

    Pixcell Deer by Kohei Nawa Let’s start off the new decade in Shanghai featuring what very well could be one of the coolest pop-up bookshops of the last decade and the opening of a new poetry bookshop. In early 2018, inside the art space – bookshop of Modern Eye in Central Shangai, dongqi Architects created…

  • Bookseller Revolt: Independents Vacate Abebooks in Solidarity

    Banned Booksellers Week has begun with a bang. David Streitfeld’s piece in the New York Times has kicked off what some hope will be a defining moment in the history of online bookselling.  For the week of November 5 to 11, 2018, booksellers around the world will remove their inventory from Abebooks, an Amazon company, in…