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End of Chapter for Page One and Harris Bookstores

“Six long years of hard toil, not to say about financial losses, for Harris in Great World City! End result? Landlord’s rent increase exceeding 100%! So, goodbye, our loyal customers. Harris’s last day, 19 February 2012.” This from Harris Bookstore’s press release on their website. The company had just closed a bookshop in the Jurong Point…

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Books Dancing in an Empty Bookstore

There are books about dancing, but have you ever come across books THAT dance? A Toronto-based couple got a little out of hand when they organized their bookshelf in July 2011. Now they have taken it to a whole new level: an entire bookstore! crazedadman on YouTube wrote: “After organizing our bookshelf almost a year…

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Ode to a Bookstore Death

Borders is out of business permanently. “Following the best efforts of all parties, we are saddened by this development,” Borders Group President Mike Edwards said in a written statement in July. “We were all working hard towards a different outcome, but the headwinds we have been facing for quite some time, including the rapidly changing…

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Bookstores Around the World

Everyone talks about how convenient it is to buy ebooks, but noone mentions that it cuts out the part where you actually go to the bookstore. And browse. And watch other people browsing. Find a corner of the floor to sit down with all the books you want, until you finally manage to whittle down…

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Become Someone Else!

Isn’t this lovely? It’s part of an ad campaign by a Lithuanian used-bookstore, Mint Venitu, which deals in classical books. I especially like the tagline of the campaign– Become Someone Else. Because that’s what it is, isn’t it? Reading a certain type of fiction can be such an incredibly immersive experience, the closest you can…

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