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IBNYC Roundup – December 2008: NYC Booksellers in the News

Who’s talking about New York’s independent bookstores? Here are links to stories and mentions from the past month – most are from December 2008, but a few are older ones we missed for our last roundup, plus one or two bits of news out this week:

Current Bookstores in the News:marvastandard

Frommer’s mentions the IBNYC website as a resource for book lovers visiting the Big Apple, and highlights four shops: Strand, Left Bank, Bank Street and Books of Wonder.

Men’s Style shoots a video of chef David Chang obsessing over cookbooks at Kitchen Arts & Letters.

Marva Allen of Hue-Man Bookstore (pictured, at right) shares her top picks for coffee table books with the TODAY Show.

The owner of Bonnie Slotnick Cookbooks chimes in with a comment worth noting (scroll to the bottom) after a WNYC Leonard Lopate radio show about “Changing Reading Habits”.

Writer and McNally Jackson bookseller Cheryl Pearl Sucher writes about bookselling’s Glimmers of Hope in Publisher’s Weekly.

Design Art Daily’s Holiday Book Report gives an “A” to Urban Center Books.

Publisher’s Weekly features PowerHouse Arena’s event space in DUMBO and highlights their marketing/publicity vp, Sara Rosen, as one of their 50 under 40 for 2008. (Powerhouse Arena website)

New York Magazine asks a few questions of Idlewild’s David DelVecchio.

Updates on Future Shops – Ones to Watch:

The Columbia Journalist runs a business feature on Aurora Anaya-Cerda and her plans to open La Casa Azul in El Barrio. Aurora was also interviewed on WNYC recently.

Jessica Stockton Bagnulo gives an update on her blog about plans for a bookstore in Brooklyn’s Fort Greene neighborhood. Includes announcement of a name for the future store, Greenlight Bookstore!

Shop Closings and Bookstores of the Past:gothambookmart

The new year begins with sad news from Radio France about the closing of Rockefeller Center’s Librairie Francaise. According to the article, the shop will remain open until September 2009, so there is still time to visit! (store website here)

Several news sources and blogs, including the New York Times City Room blog, cover the news that over 200,000 items from NYC’s former Gotham Book Mart have been donated to the University of Pennsylvania.

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Written by ibnyc

January 5, 2009 at 10:23 pm

Posted in News, Roundup

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