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IBNYC Roundup – February 2009: NYC Booksellers in the News

wiredmidtowncomicsWe’re a little late posting this month’s roundup, so we’ll go a bit past the end of February – this update includes all news since the last roundup through today. And just a reminder, don’t forget to check out our Twitter feed, where we post news about NYC indie bookstores and booksellers as soon as we see it. Now, on to the links:

New York Magazine just selected Bonnie Slotnick Cookbooks as “Best Used Bookstore” in its 2009 “Best of NYC” issue. The mag also gives nods to Freebird Books, Housingworks and the Strand Bookstore.

Wired Magazine profiles “The Secret Lives” of comic book staffers from Midtown Comics, Jim Hanley’s Universe, Forbidden Books and Cosmic Comics.

And another comic book store opens in Brooklyn! The Written Nerd visited Bergen Street Comics on its very first day, and Brownstoner snapped some photos of the new place.

The Written Nerd’s Jessica Stockton Bagnulo is an indie bookseller who blogs here, here and now here too, where she’ll cover the literary life of the Fort Green/Clinton Hill neighborhood where she plans to open Greenlight Bookstore.

vol10n9-thumbHere’s a collection of more links from regional publications around the city: Sister’s Uptown Bookstore is profiled in a Manhattan Times feature (PDF link to entire issue). The Columbia Spectator visits the Rizzoli Bookstore. TimeOut New York notices Housingworks “high quality events” and WORD’s “solid selection”. The Brooklyn Paper and Brooklyn Ink cover Heights Books move to Smith St. in Cobble Hill.

Mona Molarsky continued her series on NYC indie bookstores with three more articles at The Examiner: Midtown West bookstores, Midtown bookstores east of 5th and Upper East Side bookstores.

oscarwilde-190The New York Times City Room Blog takes a look at The Civil Service Book Shop and pays tribute to The Oscar Wilde Bookshop, which is unfortunately closing after over 40 years in business. (NPR also made a visit before the shop’s scheduled closing date.)

And even more links from around the blogosphere: CityGirl Shops profiles WORD, Metblogs loves McNally Jackson, GalleyCat visits an event at BookCourt’s expanded space and at Diary of the Purple Passport: In NY, the independent gems are sprinkled throughout the city…” with mentions of the Strand Bookstore, The Complete Traveller Antiquarian Bookstore, Book Culture and Rizzoli Bookstore.


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Written by ibnyc

March 10, 2009 at 1:36 pm

Posted in News, Roundup

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