Blue Plate Books – Bookspot of the Week

Blue Plate Books – Bookspot of the Week

Book Culture

Today, our featured bookspot is Blue Plate Books is a charming used bookstore located at the top of the Shenandoah Valley, a scenic hour-and-a-half drive from Washington DC. We spoke with the owner and founder of Blue Plate Books, Pat Saine, about feeding book lovers need to read. 

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 …