We Want to Know YOUR Favorite Independent Bookstore!

We Want to Know YOUR Favorite Independent Bookstore!

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Independent bookstores are the lifeblood of any community. Recently, the passionate book-lovers of New York’s Upper West Side crowdfunded over $50,000 to save beloved local independent bookstore Westsider Books from an untimely closure. People love their bookstores, and that love transcends what’s on the shelves. Independent bookstores support local authors, diverse books, and the neighborhoods that love them so. These literary hotspots are more than safe (and beautiful!) spaces. They represent a community of people who are truly passionate about books and reading—a community that Bookstr is proud to support.   TELL US ABOUT YOUR FAVORITE BOOKSTORE!   We need …

Brooklyn’s New Center for Fiction: A Space for Writers and Readers

Brooklyn’s New Center for Fiction: A Space for Writers and Readers

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When you step foot in Brooklyn’s own The Center for Fiction, you’ll be ready to book your membership. Bookstr was lucky enough to snag an afternoon tour of the new space, but you’re going to want to stay a lot longer than that. Recently relocated to 15 Lafayette Avenue, The Center for Fiction is more than just a bookstore—if anything can be ‘just’ a bookstore. It’s an impressive feat to fit thousands of worlds within the space of a single room… even if that room is spacious, modern, and beautifully lit. The Center for Fiction is an exceptionally curated bookstore, complete …

5 Times Library-Loving Cats Made the News

5 Times Library-Loving Cats Made the News

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Everybody knows the Venn diagram of people who like reading and people who like cats is damn near a circle, but what about cats who like reading? Yep, seems people are pretty into them, too. Here are five instances of particularly persistent book-loving felines whose love of libraries made the news:   1. Max   Image Via The Washington Post   Max made the news back in 2017 with his relentless attempts to gain entry to his local library, despite the protests of his owners and staff. He was so persistent that the library was forced to put up a …