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‘El Ateneo Grand Splendid' Bookstore — A booklover’s paradise Special

Buenos Aires - Occupying a large hall that maintains every detail of its elegant past as a theater and cinema venue, "El Ateneo" of Buenos Aires, one of the most beautiful bookstores in the world, delights customers with a huge variety of books, CDs and DVDs.

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.

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.

Op-Ed: Death of the book — Can bookstores survive in the Amazon.com 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?

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 Amazon.com in an online, digital world?

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.

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.

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.

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.
 

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Pat and Myra Moran  owners of Trolley Line Bookshop.  Rogers  Ark.  Feb. 18  2011
Pat and Myra Moran, owners of Trolley Line Bookshop. Rogers, Ark. Feb. 18, 2011
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Books come to life at Type Bookstore in Toronto in a stop-motion animated video.
Books come to life at Type Bookstore in Toronto in a stop-motion animated video.
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This bookstore has a fine collection of books from the history of La Grande  Oregon and surrounding ...
This bookstore has a fine collection of books from the history of La Grande, Oregon and surrounding area.
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Trolley Line Bookshop.  Rogers  Ark.  Feb. 18  2011
Trolley Line Bookshop. Rogers, Ark. Feb. 18, 2011
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Entrance to  El Ateneo Grand Splendid  Bookstore  Buenos Aires.
Entrance to "El Ateneo Grand Splendid" Bookstore, Buenos Aires.
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 El Ateneo Grand Splendid  Bookstore  Buenos Aires.
"El Ateneo Grand Splendid" Bookstore, Buenos Aires.
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Dickson Street Bookshop.  Fayetteville  Ark.  Feb. 18  2010
Dickson Street Bookshop. Fayetteville, Ark. Feb. 18, 2010
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Don Choffel  co-owner of Dickson Street Bookshop  in the new area of the store. Fayetteville  Ark. F...
Don Choffel, co-owner of Dickson Street Bookshop, in the new area of the store. Fayetteville, Ark. Feb. 18, 2010
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Lisa Sharp  owner of Nightbird Books.  Fayetteville  Ark.  Feb. 18  2010
Lisa Sharp, owner of Nightbird Books. Fayetteville, Ark. Feb. 18, 2010
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 El Ateneo Grand Spleendid  Bookstore  Buenos Aires.
"El Ateneo Grand Spleendid" Bookstore, Buenos Aires.
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Screenshot from The Joy of Books
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Nightbird Books.  Fayetteville  Ark.  Feb. 18  2011
Nightbird Books. Fayetteville, Ark. Feb. 18, 2011
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 El Ateneo  Bookstore  Buenos Aires.
"El Ateneo" Bookstore, Buenos Aires.
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 El Ateneo  Bookstore  Buenos Aires. The stage retains the old velvet burgundy curtains to enclose a...
"El Ateneo" Bookstore, Buenos Aires. The stage retains the old velvet burgundy curtains to enclose a charming cafe with live piano music.
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Dickson Street Bookshop.  Fayetteville  Ark.  Feb. 18  2011
Dickson Street Bookshop. Fayetteville, Ark. Feb. 18, 2011
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The end of Barnes & Noble could mean the end of bookstore browsing and print publications if Amazon....
The end of Barnes & Noble could mean the end of bookstore browsing and print publications if Amazon.com continues to dominate the industry.
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Customers read children s books at Trolley Line Bookshop.  Rogers  Ark.  Feb. 18  2011
Customers read children's books at Trolley Line Bookshop. Rogers, Ark. Feb. 18, 2011
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