• Support Your Independent Bookshop

Link: http://blogs.kipublishing.com/index.php/publish/two-spins-one-event

James Patterson has

Following on two rounds of grants to US-based independent bookstores , James Patterson is now donating £250,000 (in grants between £2,000 and £5,000) to bookshops across the UK and Ireland

US

• Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area
Wonder Book comprises 3 large retail stores and a 72,000 square foot warehouse for lnternet, bulk, designer, and export sales. Wonderbook has been featured in the NY Times, The Washington Post, USA Today & CSpan.
Twitter @Wonderbook

California

2nd annual California Bookstore Day
2nd May 2015
Over 90 book shops from more than 80 ZIP code areas participated in the first (2014) event
Website includes a California Independent Bookstore Directory

• Press Release Friday 15th August, 2014

• California Bookstore Day is going national next year, rebranded as Independent Bookstore Day and set for May 2

All nine regional bookselling associations are taking part and offering $1,000 for a logo. "We are asking creative, artistic book lovers to create and submit a logo that will be represent this nationwide event. The winning submission will appear on all promotions, products, and merchandising in conjunction with Independent Bookstore Day." Submissions should be sent by October 15 to Carrie Obry, executive director of the Midwest Booksellers Association, at carrie@midwestbooksellers.org

• Florida

Florida Bookstore Day was 15th November 2013

• Georgia

This short link of local bookshops contains a majority from Georgia, USA, but there are also single entries from Canada, Connicut USA. England, Singapore, South Africa and Wales!

• Long Island, New York

BookHampton have three stores on Long Island, but "the frozen winter followed by a very chilly spring" almost brought this small chain down. They are fighting back though, through at least one more summer, and hope to avoid being forced to close their doors.

Supporters are aslked to "please take a moment to order just one book right now from BookHampton Any book at all .... They will hold it in store or ship it anywhere!"

At BookHampton they sell online only by a request form rather than a shopping cart!

New York City

• Greenway Bookstore
23rd January 2014: John Kenney author of Truth in Advertising (Touchstone) during a reading at Greenlight Bookstore in Brooklyn 11217
John Kenney is a finalist in the 2014 Thurber Prize for American Humor

• Shakespeare and Co. Bookstore on Broadway
Follow Shakespeare and Co. on Twitter and Facebook

• St Mark’s Bookshop re-opened at in July 2014 at 136 East 3rd Street, New York, NY 10009 (just west of Avenue A). The closest subway station is the F at 2nd Ave, and the M14A Bus stops at 3rd and A.
To get to the new location from Third Avenue and Stuyvesant,
walk 6 blocks downtown and 3 avenue blocks east.
Follow St Mark's Bookstore on Facebook and Twitter

Joyce Ravitz, Chairperson, Cooper Square Committee to save St Mark's
61 East 4th Street, New York, NY 10003

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Booksellers Resisting Amazon's Disruption
The New York Times November 4, 2012

After Decades of Toil, Web Sales Remain Small for Many Retailers
Wall Street Journal Tuesday August 27, 2013 8:31 p.m. ET

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The Bookstore Strikes Back ... (2012)

Independent Bookstores Find Their Footing (2012)

28 Ways to Help to Save Bookstores (2012)

8 (US) Beautiful Bookstores in Residential Spaces (2013)

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• Book Shops in Europe

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