Psst: limited edition $10 copies of two of my favorite novels of recent years. Look for them on the staff picks table.
We are now equipped to meet all your kids’ pirate needs.
Amazon evidently cannot supplant indies as shopping and social experiences.
The independent stores will never be more than a niche business of modest sales and very modest profitability. But the same is true for many small businesses, which makes them no less vital—but also means they’ll never be candidates for public markets… . The independents, meanwhile, offer something neither Amazon nor the chains can: attention to the quirky needs of their customer base. For the Upper West Side and thousands of other neighborhoods, those stores have turned out to be irreplaceable."
Why Indie Bookstores Are on the Rise Again
An anonymous Tumblr likes the following books:
- The Fault in Our Stars, John Green
- We Need to Talk About Kevin, Lionel Shriver
- For Whom the Bell Tolls, Ernest Hemingway
Kathleen Kent's third novel, The Outcasts, draws upon the 19th-century history of her Texas homeland for a gripping story of crime and justice, and the lengths people will go to in the pursuit of both. She’s also the author of The Heretic’s Daughter, which won the David J. Langum, Sr. Prize for American historical fiction.
(taped at the brand-new Astoria Bookshop, Queens)
So psyched to be the featured location for this latest edition of The Handsell!