When I mention that I own an online bookshop, and that someday I’d like to have a brick-and-mortar location, people usually make some kind of crack about bookstores being obsolete and “haven’t you ever heard of Kindles?” But this debate as to whether or not books are truly disappearing seems to be constantly in flux. … More The Problem of Books: Disappearing or Revitalized?
I returned about a week ago from a vacation in the United Kingdom, specifically England, Wales and Scotland. While in Wales, we visited a little town called Hay-on-Wye. You may have heard of it: it’s known as the Town of Books. Over 20 bookstores are packed into a handful of streets and alleyways on the … More Hay-on-Wye: The Town of Books
Bookstores hold a certain place in the hearts of book lovers, with their rows of shelves, cozy corners and eccentric proprietors. Although the independent bookstore is something of an endangered species, a few have been immortalized on the big screen so we might visit them again and again. You’ve Got Mail: Bookstores have been threatened … More Most Memorable Bookstores in Film