Sandman Books is an independent, locally owned bookshop in Punta Gorda, Florida. The shop is the largest independent bookshop in southwest Florida and has over 100,000 used and new books in stock, as well as a selection of gifts, puzzles, games, and apparel. Their rare book room contains a variety of unusual titles, some of which date as far back as the 1600s.
DIESEL is an independent neighborhood bookstore that hosts regular author events. The store also has a branch in Del Mar.
The owner of the recently opened Harriett’s Bookshop, which specializes in the work of Black and women authors, talks about the arts as a tool for social change and her vision for the store.
A campaign started by James Patterson has raised more than $1.2 million to help indie bookstores struggling to stay afloat during the pandemic.
Colorful illustrations accompany notes, quotes, and literary trivia about books to read and bookstores to visit.
A survey of the short- and long-term effects of the pandemic shutdowns on the book business.
Grant Faulkner, executive director of National Novel Writing Month and the cofounder of 100 Word Story, leads a literary tour of San Francisco, a city of rollicking rogues and home of the Beats.
The coronavirus pandemic has radically disrupted the book business, setting off waves of bookstore closures and book festival cancellations, so authors and booksellers are teaming up to shift live events online.
As scores of indie bookstores have shut their doors to the public and laid off staff, many continue to serve their customers via online orders and curbside pickup programs.
The pandemic that has shuttered nearly two-thirds of Barnes & Noble’s stores presents an unexected opportunity.