The Economics of Barnes & Noble


This Wall Street Journal video analyzes the history and business model of the bookstore chain Barnes & Noble and how they are adopting the strategies of independent bookstores by empowering their local booksellers to make more decisions on inventory and displays in order to boost sales.

Winchester Book Gallery

The Winchester Book Gallery is a forty-four-year-old independent, locally owned bookstore serving the northern Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. They sell new books, local art, cards, and puzzles, and regularly host book readings and signings, game nights, live music, and other literary events and local celebrations.

Seattle Arts and Lectures

Seattle Arts & Lectures champions the literary arts by engaging and inspiring readers and writers of all generations in the greater Puget Sound region. Their programs include the Literary Arts Series which presents original lectures and conversations with the top fiction and non-fiction writers of our time. The Poetry Series presents the best established and emerging voices for readings and lectures.

Seattle Arts and Lectures

Unabridged Bookstore

Owner Ed Devereux opened Unabridged Bookstore in its current location in Chicago's Lakeview neighborhood in 1980, and while it has expanded since, his vision has remained the same: to promote and sell great books. Unabridged is known for its dedicated and knowledgeable staff, their hand-written personal recommendations, and unparalleled sale book section. The bookstore hosts a variety of author events throughout the year.

The Mercantile Library

The Mercantile Library maintains and expands a large, historic collection of books while presenting a healthy schedule of events including author and writer visits and events, book discussions, lectures, workshops, and forums. Additionally, the library is home to a diverse collection of artworks including portrait busts, paintings, and sculpture.

University of Wisconsin’s Creative Writing Program

Though officially founded in 1978 by professor and poet Ron Wallace, the Program in Creative Writing has been around for almost as long as the Department of English; over the years its students and faculty have included such distinguished writers as Jean Toomer, Eudora Welty, Delmore Schwartz, Wallace Stegner, Saul Bellow, Lorraine Hansberry, James Merrill, Gwendolyn Brooks, Joyce Carol Oates, Anthony Doerr, Lorrie Moore, Lauren Groff, Amaud Jamaul Johnson, and Danez Smith.

The Bookies

Located two blocks east of Colorado Boulevard on Mississippi Avenue, the Bookies is an independent bookstore in Denver with a thirty-five-year history. They have a friendly, knowledgeable staff and nearly 100,000 book titles for everyone's tastes and interests. Authors occasionally drop by for an informal book signing or short presentation. Signed copies may be available after an event but cannot be guaranteed unless purchased in advance.


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