In Russia, a government plan to provide lower-cost retail sites to independent booksellers at state cultural facilities may help smaller bookstores survive.
The co-owners of Paris’ newest independent bookstore Ici say they’re convinced they can make a go of it, even as France’s market evolves.
Small publishers in Russia see a book market unfairly dominated by large publishing groups and their control over the country’s major bookselling chains.
With one bookstore reporting a 36-percent increase in business in 2017, almost 40 retailers are put into contention for the Independent Bookstore of the Year prize at the British Book Awards, the Nibbies.
The last remaining chain bookstore in Washington D.C. is closing, meaning — at least in one American city — the independent bookstores have won.
Indie bookstores in the US have thrived and there’s no secret to their success: it is about creating experiences, building community, and connecting.
A survey of Colorado independent bookstores reveals ebooks sales are tiny and offer just a pittance of profit — often just 50 cents a book.
Writer Kate Brittain has created a one-stop database of America’s independent bookstores, Better Place to Buy Books. She estimates that there are over 2,300 indie bookstores in the USA.
Publishers simply cannot function without independent bookstores, notes Tom Roberge of New Directions as he reflects on the Amazon/Hachette battle
Love him or hate him, you can’t fault James Patterson for his generosity, as he’s giving some $1 million of his money back to independent bookstores.
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