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Each month we will post a roundup of news stories that mention independent bookstores in New York City. We’ll try to be as comprehensive as possible, but will surely miss some, so please add additional articles that you know of in the comments below. Also, check out our IBNYC_news delicious page, where we will be tracking all the news about indie stores in New York City.
Some highlights from November:
The Brooklyn Paper covers BookCourt’s expansion.
The Daily News on literary venues for latinos mentions Librería Calíope, McNally Jackson and La Casa Azul.
This Saturday, November 22, choose to shop outside the chain. America Unchained Day is a nationwide initative to promote awareness of and support for independent businesses. The choice of where you buy your coffee, your prescription, your books, your lightbulbs, or your dinner might seem like just a matter of convenience. But when you choose to shop at a locally owned independent business rather than a chain store, you’re making a choice for what kind of city, and what kind of world, you want to live in.
The IBNYC invites you to visit independent bookstores and other locally-owned businesses throughout the city on Saturday, to show your support for neighborhood businesses, and to help inject some valuable dollars into the local economy. Learn more about America Unchained here, and find independent businesses in your community at Indiebound.
Special events or sales happening at IBNYC stores this Saturday:
Bauman Rare Books: Open House Intro. to Rare Book Collecting from 11 am – 2 pm.
Bonnie Slotnick Cookbooks: Home-made chocolate-chip oatmeal cookies!
Book Culture: 10% off most items in the store and 20% off select Random House titles. Join us for a holiday showcase from 2-4 pm with reps. from Random House, who will talk about their favorite titles.
Housing Works: 10% discount on all books, music and movies for the entire day.
PowerHouse Arena: 50 Photographs book signing with Jessica Lange from 4-5:30 pm. 50 Photographs gathers Lange’s impressive portfolio into her first-ever photography monograph.
Thanks for supporting IBNYC bookstores and other independent businesses, this Saturday – and always!
Earlier this year, the American Booksellers Association launched Indiebound, an online community and nationwide initiative aimed at supporting independent bookstores and other indie businesses, to celebrate what makes them unique.
From their website:
It’s about reaching out, it’s about raising awareness, and it’s about taking pride in your community. It’s about what makes our hometowns more interesting.
The IBNYC wants to point out a couple of specific ways in which New York booklovers and booksellers can get involved with the Indiebound program:
For consumers: Create a personal profile and join the community! You can become a fan of your favorite NYC indie bookstores (and a fan of the IBNYC), you can become friends with other Indiebound users, and you can create your own wish lists for the holiday season. (You can become fans of independent businesses around the country too!)
For NYC booksellers and other indie business owners: Make sure your business is listed on the Indiebound website, and if it’s not there — add it, and then spread the word to others about this great online network of independently owned businesses. For stores that already have profiles, make sure your profile includes store photos, hours, etc. You can even make a sample wish list for your store, as an example to your fans of what books your shop is recommending this season.
With America Unchained Day right around the corner, we thought that now was a perfect time to mention this wonderful online community. Please remember – this week, and always: When you shop at an independently-owned business, your entire community benefits!
Learn more about the Indiebound program here.