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- HarperCollins Offering Holiday Express Shipping for Indies
- Indie Bookseller Joins Andrew Carnegie Medals Committee
- MacArthur Fellows Include Alison Bechdel, Terrance Hayes
- Strand Book Store Evacuated Due to 'Pepper Spray Incident'
- Grand Opening: Daybreak International Bookstore in St. Paul
- Abrams Noterie Gift & Stationery Line to Debut
- Image of the Day: 'My Book as a Veggie'
- Happy 30th Birthday, Quail Ridge Books & Music!
- Author Chronicles Shocking Behavior at R.J. Julia Booksellers
- Personnel Changes at Melville House
- Book Trailer of the Day: Cosby: His Life and Times
- Media Heat: Zak Ebrahim on Fresh Air
- TV: Lock In
- In Theaters: The Maze Runner, This Is Where I Leave You, Tracks
- Awards: NBA Poetry; Scotiabank Giller
- Book Brahmin: Carl Hiaasen
- Children's Review: The Farmer and the Clown
Quote of the Day
'Why Indie Bookstores Are on the Rise Again'
"Independent bookstores never had to answer to the dictates of public markets. Many of their proprietors understood, intuitively and from conversations with customers, that a well-curated selection--an inventory of old and new books--was their primary and maybe only competitive advantage.... And while indies cannot compete with Amazon's inventory, Amazon evidently cannot supplant indies as shopping and social experiences.
"The independent stores will never be more than a niche business of modest sales and very modest profitability. But the same is true for many small businesses, which makes them no less vital.... The independents, meanwhile, offer something neither Amazon nor the chains can: attention to the quirky needs of their customer base. For the Upper West Side and thousands of other neighborhoods, those stores have turned out to be irreplaceable."