The Booksellers Documentary Keep Collectors Hopeful

The Booksellers Documentary Keep Collectors Hopeful

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With the reemergence of independent bookstores and an ever-increasing nostalgia for the intimacy of physicality in a digital age, The Booksellers comes at an opportune time for any reader who puts their love for the paper-bound artifacts above all else. Directed by D.W. Young, this documentary focuses on the livelihoods and idiosyncrasies of New York’s finest antiquarian booksellers. They don’t sell what you can purchase online for two-day Prime shipping. These bibliophiles specialize in everything from leather-bound covers to hip-hop collections. Young booksellers are seeing an increasing diversification in content and in the sellers themselves. Not every participant in the …

Amazon Sends Margaret Atwood’s ‘The Testaments’ Early by Mistake

Amazon Sends Margaret Atwood’s ‘The Testaments’ Early by Mistake

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Amazon preorders of Margaret Atwood’s The Testaments have been shipped out to readers ahead of schedule. By mistake. A handful of reviews appeared on NPR, The Washington Post, and The New York Times yesterday even though there was supposed to be a strict embargo on the novel before its September 10th release date. And some readers are rushing to Twitter and Instagram to show off the copies they’ve received early.   Did anybody else get the new @MargaretAtwood book THE TESTAMENTS sent to them a week early? I thought they’d just changed the date but checking it now it looks like …

Do the Environment a Favor and Shop at an Indie Bookstore!

Do the Environment a Favor and Shop at an Indie Bookstore!

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Do you have a favorite bookshop? No, Barnes and Noble doesn’t count. I mean an independent bookshop, small, cosy, possibly family run. Handmade signs and questionable color schemes. Sometimes dogs. The one where you can sit for hours, enjoying your unique surroundings, and forgetting about all your responsibilities and then end up feeling horribly guilty because you’ve neglected every other aspect of your life. You’ve been missing for days. Your family has called the cops. Your plants are withering. You have several hundred unanswered emails. You know, that bookshop.   You, feeling guilty | Via Giphy   Well, according to …