A New Way to Support Local Bookstores Through Online Shopping

A New Way to Support Local Bookstores Through Online Shopping

Book Culture

Most people nowadays in the United States are buying books online, specifically through Amazon. Though Amazon is convenient, it does not usually help out the small bookstore businesses that could use the help of a large corporation to gain more publicity within their community and across the United States. Enter Bookshop.org. The website is just as convenient and as easy to maneuver as Amazon but gives back to local, independent bookstores with each of their sales. Bookshop.org gives back approximately sixty-five to seventy percent to booksellers, with ten percent going into a pool for all bookstores, and stores can receive …

Bookspot of the Week: Gertrude and Alice Cafe Bookstore

Bookspot of the Week: Gertrude and Alice Cafe Bookstore

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What’s more perfect then finding a book or books you want to read and starting them before you even leave the store? To sit at a cafe with a book is the ideal environment for us book lovers out there. For this week’s bookspot we are going all the way down under to Australia. We spoke to Jane Turner of Gertrude and Alice Cafe, located on 46 Hall Street, Bondi Beach NSW 2026 Australia.      How did your bookstore transition from concept to reality? In 2000, Katerina Cosgrove (co-founder) and I decided we wanted to open a cafe bookstore. It …

Amid Pandemic, Libro.fm and Bookshop.org Sales Skyrocket

Amid Pandemic, Libro.fm and Bookshop.org Sales Skyrocket

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Amid the current coronavirus pandemic, many people have chosen to self-quarantine and practice social distancing in efforts to stop the spread. This leaves many with newfound free time on their hands and the challenge of finding ways to entertain themselves while quarantining at home. In this quest, many have turned to reading to fill their spare time and rather than go to a bookstore to acquire these books, they can be found entirely online.    Audio-bookstore, Libro.fm, and online bookstore, Bookshop.org have both seen sales skyrocket, as a result of the recent coronavirus pandemic. Both online stores collaborate with independent …