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Farewell, BookCourt: You Showed What a Bookstore Can Do

“BookCourt—the beloved, family-owned and family-run bookshop at 163 Court Street, in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn—opened on September 12, 1981. It will close at the end of this year, on December 31st. Thirty-five years as an independent bookseller: it wasn’t a bad run. “Against many odds, BookCourt grew and flourished in a time when many independent bookstores closed,” the owners, Henry M. Zook and Mary B. Gannett, wrote in a letter to their customers, this morning.” (via The New Yorker)

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The Bronx Loses Its Only Bookstore

“The Bronx is home to 1.5 million people, two hundred thousand public-school students, eleven colleges and universities, and a single general-interest bookstore—a Barnes & Noble, located in the Bay Plaza shopping center, in Co-op City, in the northeast section of the borough. The chain arrived there in 1999, after Stephen B. Kaufman, then an assemblyman living in Throgs Neck, grew tired of driving to the Barnes & Noble in Yonkers to purchase books he couldn’t find in one of the borough’s two small independent bookshops, both of which have since closed down.” (via The New Yorker)

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London Bookstores Go Rogue as No Wi-Fi Zones

“What do literary tourists look for when they visit the British Isles? Often it’s the quaint, old-fashioned bookshops that provide the perfect excuse to browse uninterrupted and to disconnect from the world. Until recently, the trend for barista-made coffee and high-speed Wi-Fi was considered by some in the city’s bookish crowd to be ruining London’s centuries-old tradition of disconnected browsing.” (via The New York Times)

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FAMED PUBLISHER OPENS PARIS’ FIRST ON-DEMAND ONLY BOOKSHOP

‘To many Parisians, the letters PUF have always been associated with the intellectual heart of the French capital.So when the 95-year-old venerable publishing house specializing in human and social sciences was forced to close its historic bookstore on the Place de La Sorbonne in 1999, it left a big void in the heart of many students and researchers.But Les Presses Universitaires de France (PUF) is back in town, just a stone’s throw from their previous location in the Quartier Latin neighborhood.’ (via The Associated Press)

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The Final Chapter Of A Tale Of Books, Love And Mystery In Minneapolis

“It was a love of mystery novels that brought Gary Shulze and Pat Frovarp together — a love of God Is a Bullet by Boston Teran, to be specific.”I was looking at books,” Frovarp, who is 75, tells NPR’s Ari Shapiro. “Gary and I had seen each other. We didn’t know one another. And he walked over to me in this particular bookstore and handed me a book by Teran and said, ‘You’ve gotta read this book, it’s really good.'”That bookstore wouldn’t be the last in their lives: For 14 years, the two have run Once Upon A Crime, a beloved basement store in Minneapolis that caters to mystery lovers.” (via NPR)

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