Category Archives: Bookstores

Are you up to Strand snuff?

Check your literary trivia chops with their quiz (the likes of which have been used for hiring Strand booksellers since the ’70s!): Advertisements

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More Summer Recs

And by “recs” I mean both “recommendations” and “recreations.” Strand Books presents: Track down your pick(s) in the catalog! And remember, we’re nearing the end of Pageturners’ third and final month — you’ve got until July 30th to log those summertime reads and claim … Continue reading

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B&N’s New Business Model

We all know Barnes & Noble, one of our last-standing big-box book stores, isn’t doing so hot. What we didn’t know until recently is that B&N big shots are hoping to combat imminent closure with — believe it or not — alcohol! … Continue reading

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Best Practices for Bookworm Tourists

Before you jet-set for the summer, see what Book Riot has to say about bookstore tourism: Of course, we suggest looking into one or two local libraries, while you’re at it! SLPL certainly sees its fair share of tourists … Continue reading

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GLBT Book Month

June is GLBT Book Month, and we’ve got a display to celebrate! Note that one of the books featured is James Baldwin’s Giovanni’s Room, also of the eponymous Philly bookstore below. Check out this Mic article on the continuing need … Continue reading

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Celebrate Independent Bookstore Day

So Independent Bookstore Day was last month. And we missed it. But… why not go out and support a local favorite anyway? Subterranean, Left Bank, The Book House. Until then, I invite you to check out (print out, cut out) … Continue reading

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Frisky Fiction at the Ripped Bodice

Ever wish there was a bookstore devoted to romance stories? After all, there are bookstores devoted to mysteries, or filled with nothing but science fiction and fantasy. Well, sisters Bea and Leah Koch decided it was time for a romance … Continue reading

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Marlon James and a Handful of Greats (Austen, Woolf, Faulkner, Joyce, Duras)

Marlon James, author of Booker Prize-longlisted A Brief History of Seven Killings, was a guest at this past weekend’s National Book Festival in Washington, D.C. Politics & Prose, the festival’s official bookseller, conducted a Q&A with the critically acclaimed author: “Mrs. Dalloway … Continue reading

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