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Op-Ed: RIP Nicholas Hoare, another Toronto indie bookstore closes

Toronto - Nicholas Hoare, an iconic Toronto independent bookstore, will soon be closing its doors, jamming another nail in the coffin for book-lover havens. I, for one, will miss the character and warmth of Hoare.
In the Media by David Silverberg - 5 comments

Akademos launches new Adoption Tool

Online bookstore Akademos has launched its new Adoption Tool, a virtual site where faculty can go to choose their adopted texts for class.
In the Media by Erin P. Capuano - 2 comments

Op-Ed: Death of the book — Can bookstores survive in the era?

E-readers such as the Amazon Kindle are hot. Users can carry all the books from their home library right in the palm of their hand. Literally. Amazon's chief executive says this is the way of the future without the need for bookstores. Is he right?
In the Media by Yukio Strachan - 2 comments

Op-Ed: Do people read real books anymore? Bookstores struggle to survive

Large chains pushed out independent bookstores. Bookstore chains pushed each other out. Barnes & Noble, the last remaining bookstore chain, now stands alone. As eBooks replace print books, can Barnes & Noble survive in an online, digital world?
In the Media by Malysa Stratton Louk - 2 comments

Area Borders is bust, but locally owned bookstores endure Special

Borders is closing one-third of its stores, including a superstore in Rogers, Arkansas. But there are independent bookstores in the area that were here before it opened and store owners plan to be selling books long after Borders shutters its doors.
Digital Journal Report by Kay Mathews - 5 comments

UK's only gay bookshop faces uncertain future after rent hike

The UK’s only queer-friendly bookshop, Gay’s the Word, has been told its rent is going up by 25 percent, meaning it faces an uncertain future.
In the Media by Andrew John - 3 comments

Largest U.S. Book Retailer posts $2.7 million 1Q loss

The largest bookstore in the U.S. has posted a $2.7 million first quarter loss.Though it has surpassed market expectations, the recession and fierce competition from rivals like Amazon has taken its toll on the company.
In the Media by Sukhdeep Chhabra - 2 comments

Call for boycott of Chapters and Indigo Bookstores

December 21 was the start in Toronto and Montreal for the Launch of a boycott Chapters and Indigo Bookstores.
In the Media by Critical_Conformity - 3 comments

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