January 27, 2009 |
"When a wise man dies," Rabbi David Wolpe asked at the memorial service for Book Soup owner Glenn Goldman, "how can he be replaced?" For customers, employees, sales reps, writers and just about everyone who ever wandered into the Sunset Boulevard bookshop, this question has taken on an added significance in the wake of Goldman's death on Jan. 3 from pancreatic cancer. He was 58. What will happen to Book Soup? Like most great bookstores, it is the product of one book lover's taste and vision.
November 1, 2012 |
Maplewood, N.J., was one of the communities hit by Hurricane Sandy. Located about six miles west of Newark, Maplewood saw massive trees fall and lost much of its electricity. Downed power lines forced the community to cancel its Halloween parade. However, parts of its downtown did not lose power; that's where [words] bookstore is located. Co-owner Jonah Zimiles emailed to let us know the store is powered up and open. He wrote that the lights are on, neighbors are stopping by to charge up their phones, and readers are browsing.
August 30, 1987
Thank you for the delightful Aug. 16 article by Larry Gordon about London bookstores. My mother and I frequent Charing Cross Books in Sherman Oaks. The Blattys are a rare breed in today's world--they love what they do. The shop has a special focus on Charles Dickens and is a must for anyone interested in books. Gordon's article simply makes one want to hop the next plane to London. REBECCA FURGOL Sherman Oaks
November 3, 2006 |
You won't find "The Da Vinci Code," Harlequin romance novels or the "Dummies" series of how-to books in Garrison Keillor's new bookstore in St. Paul, Minn., and if you find the latest John Grisham novel, it could be on the "Quality Trash" table. The man behind "A Prairie Home Companion" has opened Common Good Books in a basement nook in St. Paul's Cathedral Hill neighborhood, and his literary tastes are on display.
October 19, 2012 |
If you have a favorite independent bookstore, Dwell magazine wants to know about it. The lifestyle magazine has a nationwide map that it hopes will be "the biggest, most bibliographic map of independent bookstores in the United States. " Launched last year, its ever-growing list includes more than 100 bookstores. Not every state is yet represented; Arkansas, North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming and Nevada are absent. Alaska has a few, but Hawaii does not. The list includes nationally known bookstores such as Powell's in Portland, Ore., Tattered Cover in Denver and Book People in Austin, Texas.
November 29, 2009 |
Amid the blues bars and rescue missions of Pioneer Square, Seattle's storied intersection of sports and booze, art and vagrancy, the Elliott Bay Book Co. has stood as a symbol of comfortable, old-world erudition. For years, it has been one of the West's few destination bookstores, a place tourists and locals alike visit for the sake of spending a couple of hours getting lost in its 140,000-some neatly stacked titles. When the last actual book downloads onto Kindle (at Amazon.com on the other side of town)