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Books, Vinyl and Mushrooms July 8, 2013 – Posted in: Bookselling / Collecting, bookshops

  Talk about mixing it up! How about Tokyo’s Rhythm & Books,  a used bookstore that carries a selection of vinyl records and specializes in mycology! In addition to carrying a deep selection of books about mushrooms they also sell an array of mushroom products. Ken Iseki, the editor at between the books, visits the store and has a brief chat with the proprietors who opened the shop in 2011.      

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The Last Bookshop April 16, 2013

Imagine a world without a bookshop; a place where physical books are nearing extinction and “original stories are lost forever.” Watch as a boy leaves the confines of his technologically advanced home and happens upon The Last Bookshop. Pure book magic ensues. Created by the folks at Bakery who say of the project: We love bookshops. But we saw that many are going through tough times. We wanted to contribute to the cultural debate with…

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Mikey on the Bookshop January 11, 2013

I don’t know much about Mikey other than he’s from the UK and has a penchant for books. One of his recent blogs is a 7 minute ramble on the bookshop experience and the “weird little things” that happen in the bookshop. Enjoy.

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Books in a Barn

Nestled in the beautiful Brandywine Valley in Pennsylvania is the Baldwin Book Barn. Yep, an old fashion barn filled with books. The 4-story stone barn built in the early 19th century currently holds over 300,000 books and at least one cat. Founder’s William and Lilla Baldwin started in the book business in 1934 in Wilmington, DE. In 1946 they moved to “The Barn”. Floor plan of the Book Barn

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The Last Bookstore Show? Larry McMurtry downsizes April 25, 2012

  Booked Up, the famed book city created by Larry McMurtry, is about to significantly decrease its footprint in Archer City, Texas. In August a public auction will be held on site to release 350,000 books into the wild. The announcement, which was posted on Booked Up’s website, makes it clear that this is less a negative event then an opportunity for many of the books McMurtry has acquired through his long bookselling career to…

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