Saturday, August 17 was the inaugural Bookstore Romance Daywhere over independent bookstores across the United States hosted special promotions, sales and events to boost the popular genre. Alexandria, Virginia bookstore Hooray for Books! Bloebaum said in an interview she considers the event, which was conceived of as an annual celebration, a success.
I saw this today, snapped some pictures, and posted about it on my blog as well. My pics are from a little further along in the process, and you can see the full vintage sign on the previously-covered left front window. It advertises "movie film", which I'm guessing means that the sign dates from the 70s at the latest.
It was a seedy entrance to the Boulevard that advertised quarter movies and adult books. For the past 16 months, Stamper and his partners have been transforming the former windowless porn shop that was the target of many local and federal raids. Or we could embrace it a little and have some fun with it.
From their resident cats to that old book smellthere's something about wandering up and down the aisles of a brick-and-mortar bookstore that online merchants could never replicate. In honor of Independent Bookstore Day April 27,Mental Floss has picked the best bookshop in every state—plus a few others we loved, too. One of the Birmingham area's hidden gems, the Alabama Booksmith is a unique delight for book-lovers and collectors alike.
Tefft, 47, knew the Carytown area from his days as an undergraduate studying English at nearby Virginia Commonwealth University. A few months later, he found a retail space and a name for his store — in a building at W. The store opened in and has expanded in many ways since.
A federal court has struck down an Indianapolis ordinance limiting the hours of adult bookstores, the latest in a decades-long series of local regulatory and law enforcement maneuvers taking aim at adult businesses. The U. Michael Murray, a Cleveland attorney representing the bookstores.
Plus Melissa and Doug products, Folkmanis Puppets, gourmet food gifts, and a great line of adult coloring books and wines from Iowa wineries. Looking for something not in stock? We will be happy to order it for you, whether it is books, movies or music!
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Kelly bought The Fountain in January after managing it since and she has been a professional independent bookseller since Kelly is currently serving a third term on the board of the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance and works regularly with the American Booksellers Association serving on various committees and is a regular speaker at bookseller gatherings on topics ranging from brand building to utilizing the newest technologies for bookstores. In she was awarded a scholarship to the Turin Book Festival where she addressed Italian booksellers on the topic of Amazon's effect on the American bookselling market and the potential threats posed by Amazon on international markets in the future. She loves to talk to folks about books, audiobooks, and the book business, food and bev, business and management theory in general a real geek about that, actuallycats, overproduced action movies, and life in general.