Tag Archives: bookstores

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Big Box Brick and Mortar Singin’ the Blues

Last week, Barnes & Noble CEO Leonard Riggio released sang a dire song for his employees, citing: Never in all of the years I’ve been in business have I seen a worse outlook for the economy. And never in all my years as a bookseller

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Save Wordsmiths! And your other (local) bookstores…

I was driving home from the office the other day and heard a compelling story on NPR about Wordsmiths Books, an independent bookstore in Decatur, Georgia, that is currently asking for financial contributions to help offset their start-up debts. Start-up debts, you ask? What do

BookHound 7ce: Free Bookstore Software for Windows XP and Vista

Biblio.com has partnered with Bibliopolis to offer booksellers BookHound 7ce (Community Edition) for Windows XP and Vista operating systems. This release is available starting today, and will offer booksellers a new option for free inventory management software. To download the Windows version of BookHound 7ce,

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Look Homeward, Bibliophile

Not so long ago, I wrote about Asheville’s penchant for books. (For those who don’t already know, Biblio.com is based in beautiful Asheville, NC – home of Thomas Wolfe). Over the past weekend, our local newspaper, the Asheville Citizen-Times, just happened to run a story

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Newark needs a bookstore

The New York Times reports that in 2007, Newark, NJ “ranked last among the nation’s 69 largest cities in the number of bookstores per capita, with 15 stores for 281,000 people, or 0.53 stores per 10,000 residents.”  That sounds like an irresistible call to action