"I read so hard libraries try and fine me."

npluspersonals:

Bitches in Bookshops. 

(Source: youtube.com, via npluspersonals)

7 May 2012 ·

The Joy of Books (by crazedadman)

First saw this when Jeff L. posted to Facebook. Totally rad.

10 January 2012 ·

scribnerbooks:

world-shaker:

Things We Never Told You: Ode to a Bookstore Death

Take note, people.

This is so awesome.

scribnerbooks:

world-shaker:

Things We Never Told You: Ode to a Bookstore Death

Take note, people.

This is so awesome.

21 September 2011 ·

Ever since I decided, six days ago, that I want to live on a houseboat, I see house boats everywhere!  This one, the Book Barge in Staffordshire, UK, was featured in Flavorwire’s 10 Unconventional Bookstores

Ever since I decided, six days ago, that I want to live on a houseboat, I see house boats everywhere!  This one, the Book Barge in Staffordshire, UK, was featured in Flavorwire’s 10 Unconventional Bookstores

20 July 2011 ·

laughingsquid:

Become Someone Else, A Terribly Clever Bookstore Ad Campaign

ADORE!
Click through for two more posters from the campaign.

laughingsquid:

Become Someone Else, A Terribly Clever Bookstore Ad Campaign

ADORE!

Click through for two more posters from the campaign.

19 April 2011 ·

Scenes from a Borders Liquidation Sale (hint: crazy)

scribnerbooks:

One bookseller comments:

This, more than ebooks, more than customer loyalties and more than downward trends in reading defines the current sales culture. We are trained to flip out over a series of trigger words to the point where without those words, without that perception of a deal (but not an actual deal) people don’t spend. I can’t believe that all the people there buying today would be doing so if they literally could not afford to. They have the money now, why didn’t they have it a few months ago? Because we weren’t having a liquidation sale then.


Huh. So maybe we should just advertise all our books as “on sale” at $26.00.

Interesting insight; a day late.

26 February 2011 ·

"I did this amazing place over in Brooklyn called the Warsaw [that] this place WORD put together. It was this little independent bookstore and they put together this event at this Polish wedding hall; it looked like I was doing a reading in a big Eastern Promises-style club where you’re just waiting for a shoot out to start happening and it made it so perfect …. so I’m trying to find smaller independent bookstores because those tend to be more quirky and, you know, weird."

~

Patton Oswalt in conversation with Tom Scharpling on WFMU (via wordbrooklyn)

Yep, he sure did give a reading at The Warsaw and I WAS THERE.

(Source: wordbookstores, via housingworksbookstore)

18 January 2011 ·

Amazon's New Sale-Stealing Book Scanner Is Great for Cheapskates, Bad for Bookstores, Worse for Me - Urlesque

housingworksbookstore:

Allow me to welcome you … to the Bookstore of Tomorrow.

Clerk: Hi, what can I do for you today?

Customer: I need that new Fresh book.

(Ten minutes later, after the clerk has determined that the customer was in fact looking for Bill O’Reilly’s 2008 outing, A Bold Fresh Piece of Humanity.)

Clerk: All right, here you go!

Customer: Thanks. (pulls out iPhone, takes picture, and returns the book to the clerk)

Clerk: Did… did you not want the book?

Customer: Oh yeah, I needed you to find it for me. I just bought it from Amazon.

Clerk: (head explodes)

I don’t know what the answer is.

22 October 2010 ·

About Me

Attention span? What attention span?