riverheadbooks:

Looks like the literary residents of LA’s Skylight Books are having a hard time resisting the passionate spirit of Valentine’s Day! 

We love these videos.
Booksellers, keep ‘em coming!

Whoop!!!

(Source: thelifeguardlibrarian)

"Labor Day weekend is an appropriate time to celebrate the work of booksellers. Your totem animal is the duck, which appears to float serenely on the water’s surface while paddling like hell underneath. That is also your job description."


Robert Gray pays tribute on Shelf Awareness to all the hard work it takes to run a bookstore.

Show some love for your local bookstores this weekend!

Street bookseller keeps his parking spot…

…for 11 years!

"Barnes & Noble is now closed. I’m the last resource for books. I’m here from 7 to 7 every day."

(Even Google Street View caught him.) Wander by, he’s on 68th & Columbus and so is his book-filled car.

Thanks, Shelf Awareness. And video of street-cleaning action here.

Thanks for the shot of confidence, Approval Matrix!

Thanks for the shot of confidence, Approval Matrix!

This is not good.

Borders has announced that they are liquidating. (Official PR release and more readable, snarky Gawker update.)

This means the loss of 11,000+ jobs, not to mention a major bookseller and price competitor.

Ugh.

housingworksbookstore:

Admit it, you hoarded these flyers in your room, painstakingly circling and starring the ones you wanted, you little word nerd.
(via 28 Vintage Book Club Mailers - Urlesque)
Siiiiiiigh. Remember when these were the highlight of your life? No? God, I do.

Imagine, choosing your book and then waiting for it to arrive via mail, and getting anxious, but really loving the waiting and the suspense, and then being so blissfully happy when your chosen book/books finally arrive that you rush to start reading.
Someone should copy that feeling, recreate that experience, bring the book to you, the consumer, then undercut the price, and put a big smile on the box, and… oh wait.

housingworksbookstore:

Admit it, you hoarded these flyers in your room, painstakingly circling and starring the ones you wanted, you little word nerd.

(via 28 Vintage Book Club Mailers - Urlesque)

Siiiiiiigh. Remember when these were the highlight of your life? No? God, I do.

Imagine, choosing your book and then waiting for it to arrive via mail, and getting anxious, but really loving the waiting and the suspense, and then being so blissfully happy when your chosen book/books finally arrive that you rush to start reading.

Someone should copy that feeling, recreate that experience, bring the book to you, the consumer, then undercut the price, and put a big smile on the box, and… oh wait.