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Meet a Bookseller: Mary O'Malley

We’re proud to kick off our “Meet a Bookseller” series with Mary O’Malley from Anderson’s Bookshop in La Grange! How did you get into bookselling? I applied to work at Anderson’s the day the “Coming Soon” sign went up in LaGrange. I had just begun thinking about what my next steps should be job-wise and […]

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Meet a Bookseller: Mary O’Malley

We’re proud to kick off our “Meet a Bookseller” series with Mary O’Malley from Anderson’s Bookshop in La Grange! How did you get into bookselling? I applied to work at Anderson’s the day the “Coming Soon” sign went up in LaGrange. I had just begun thinking about what my next steps should be job-wise and […]

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Independent Bookstores are the Future

Online shopping, and one large online retailer in particular, has taken over the retail world, but there is one category of brick-and-mortar business that is thriving…independent bookstores. From 2009 to 2018, they grew by almost 50%.

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Indies First: Celebrate Your Community

This year, on Saturday, November 24th, nestled in between two of the ugliest days of the year—Black Friday and Cyber Monday—is a beautiful little day called Indies First. Have you heard of it? It’s a celebration of independent bookstores. It stands in complete defiance of everything that Black Friday and Cyber Monday have come to represent. It’s the day where you get to travel down to your local bookstore and peruse the shelves, shoulder-to-shoulder with other members of your community.

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Fighting Goliath

I’m guilty-as-charged when it comes to using a particular large company to help me shop for groceries, get items I need quickly, and consolidate those pesky, mounting, day-to-day chores into one efficient online experience. As a Seattleite, I’m often the first to experience the new technology that this “Goliath” offers. With a click of a […]

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Top Six Reasons to Buy Audiobooks through Libro.fm

We recognize that book lovers have a choice where they purchase audiobooks. We’ve compiled six reasons why Libro.fm should be at the top of any list. #1 / Audiobooks purchased through Libro.fm directly support your local, independent bookstore. You can now listen to audiobooks while still shopping local. We believe independent bookstores like Seattle’s Elliott Bay […]

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Best of the Bookternet: February 2016

Though it is the shortest month of the year, February was full of exciting bookish news, reviews, and celebrations. Award nominations, Black History Month, book blogger extravaganzas and more dominated our news feed this month. Here are some of the best articles, blog posts, and announcements that were on our radar.

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