I'm road tripping thru the Pacific Northwest.
I'll be vetting bookstores for my upcoming book tour in Boise ID, Bend OR, Eugene/Corvallis OR, Portland OR, Seattle WA, Spokane WA, and Missoula MT — and any towns in between that warrant it. :-) I'm hoping y'all might have bookstores to recommend!
Aside from Auntie's in Spokane and Powell's in Portland, I'm relying on Yelp — but I'd much prefer your personal
recommendations for bookstores that host author events
, have a great vibe
, and friendly staff
posted by silusGROK
on Apr 22, 2013 -
I'm looking for some ways to get the local lunch crowd into our bookstore, which sells used books, CDs, DVDs, videos, and books on tape/CD; a small number of new books; kids' gifts; and other gift items/stationery/cards. Many of our customers don't have much to spend (which works out because our books are priced very low), but nearby is a law firm, a couple of big corporations' local offices, a bank, etc. I don' t know if the employees even know we exist. Any ideas on how to get them in here to pick up a birthday card or used CD or small gift for a friend? We're located in the downtown area of a medium-sized city. There are very
few places to shop in the downtown business area.
posted by trillian
on Mar 29, 2013 -
I'm planning a road trip around the US and Canada this June and was looking for suggestions for independent bookstores and places that cater to Yoga practitioners/Yoga studios that have an oomph factor. Do you have a favorite indie bookstore or a Yoga studio you go to that you'd love to share with other people? I welcome any and all suggestions! [more inside]
posted by Pleadthefifth
on Mar 24, 2013 -
To my surprise, I will have one Saturday in Seattle very soon. I will be staying in downtown and reliant on public transportation.
posted by Frowner
on Mar 15, 2013 -
Hello dear Mefites. I am looking to buy or borrow this very-hard-to-find book:
Ramacciotti, Sandra and Rodil, María Victoria (2006): Economics: Glossary of Metaphorical Usage - Glosario Económico - Financiero Uso Metafórico de Voces
. Buenos Aires: Editorial Quorum. [more inside]
posted by ipsative
on Mar 11, 2013 -
If a bookstore were a co-op, would the exemption provided to co-ops in the Robinson-Patman act allow publishers to offer different sale terms for them than they would to say, Amazon or Barnes and Noble? [more inside]
posted by Toekneesan
on May 28, 2012 -
This should be simple enough: where can a US resident find a good selection of books in Ukrainian? [more inside]
posted by Nomyte
on Jan 15, 2012 -
The question was asked, What does the library do with donated books?
and one of the respondents said that library staff screen donations and then decide what to do with, or where to send each book. These people were referred to as "Selectors."
I'm curious about the process of 'Selecting' on behalf of a library. What I mean is, How do libraries generally decide what gets added to the catalog (approved for processing) and what gets rejected (sent off to the 'Friends bookstore' or what have you).
I'm sure each library has its own needs to consider but, generally speaking, are there some set of basic guidelines that most Selectors employ in the initial screening process?
posted by mousepad
on Oct 14, 2011 -
What would be a fairly quiet locale, with wifi, in Hyde Park (Chicago) to get some work done? I'm not affiliated with U of C, so any network requiring U of C affiliation is out. [more inside]
posted by andrewesque
on May 14, 2011 -
Where can I purchase the children's book "Bear on a Bike" today in Cambridge/Arlington/Watertown, Massachusetts? [more inside]
posted by Mayor Curley
on Mar 6, 2011 -
How large a stock of used books would one need in order to make a lower-middle class living selling them primarily on Amazon? [more inside]
posted by jsturgill
on Jul 22, 2010 -
How do you find new books to read? I just finished another book, and need advice about the best way to find others I'll enjoy reading. [more inside]
posted by gacxllr9
on May 7, 2010 -
Do you know of any booksellers in the Washington, DC area that sell Arabic books? I'm looking for shops that sell fairly current novels and nonfiction written in the Arabic language. Also, it would be nice if it was accessible by public transport. Thanks.
posted by bluefly
on Apr 20, 2010 -
I'm looking for used bookstores in the New York metropolitan area that have a good selection of old romance and fantasy novels, especially Tanith Lee and Victoria Holt. [more inside]
posted by suburbanbeatnik
on Feb 21, 2010 -
Following a second interview tomorrow morning I will more likely than not be working at a large chain bookstore for a few months (including, obviously, the holiday season). I've never worked in retail, or anything that required me to deal with the public for that matter. I'm not expecting it to be very difficult, but is there anything I should know?
posted by phrontist
on Oct 12, 2009 -
Before taking my used books to a used bookstore for sale or trade, should I erase the penciled-in prices inside the cover? [more inside]
posted by zardoz
on Aug 5, 2009 -
What are the best places in the Chicago area to sell used books, CDs, DVDs, and tabletop gaming materials? [more inside]
posted by korpios
on Apr 24, 2009 -
I'm looking for salary guidelines for a job outside my field that I'm interested in -- coordinating events and marketing for an indie bookstore. [more inside]
posted by Miko
on Mar 19, 2009 -
I have the week off and want to visit some great bookstores I haven't been to before. What are your favorites in Manhattan and why? Thanks.
posted by captainscared
on Aug 26, 2008 -
What specific qualities make for a truly good bookstore other than the content on the shelves?
posted by MrMerlot
on Jul 4, 2008 -
It's driving me mental. I *must* get Trent Parke's "Dream/Life" and "The Seventh Wave" photo books. They are nowhere for sale. Or are they? [more inside]
posted by neblina_matinal
on Jun 24, 2008 -
Is there anywhere to purchase Japanese magazines on Maui? Oahu is also on the itinerary - suggestions for good places there would be fabulous. [more inside]
posted by TauLepton
on Feb 27, 2008 -
I am in Tokyo as we speak, on business for two more days.
I am in the Kayobacho district, one metro stop away from Ginza... though Saturday will see me taking an early train to Kamakura.
I am looking for two things: an amazing toy store and an amazing bookstore.
posted by silusGROK
on Jan 31, 2008 -
Should I have my diploma from my university put into a custom frame, or should I just buy one of the pre-made frames available at the college bookstore and do it myself? [more inside]
posted by debit
on Jun 27, 2007 -
Is there a good English library in Tokyo? What about used bookstores? [more inside]
posted by rsk
on Jun 14, 2007 -
I want to create an online bookstore using Amazon's associate program. I'm not a web programmer.
Are there any super easy-to-use web design templates that simplify this process? Why on earth hasn't Amazon created an associate "bookstore automator", I wonder?
posted by sntamonica
on Feb 9, 2007 -
Anyone know of used bookstores in the Washington, DC area that give cash for books? Second Story and Idle Times do not.
posted by mookieproof
on May 25, 2006 -
I have several rare/autographed books that I'm interested in selling due to financial issues. I don't want to be ripped off. Help! [more inside]
posted by u.n. owen
on Feb 28, 2005 -
I'm looking for a large-ish general (or political) textbook store in, or accessible from, Boston, preferably one open on Saturdays and/or Sundays. Basically, I need to acquire the book "Comparative Politics: Notes and Readings" by Bernard Brown (9th Ed.) ASAP. [more inside]
posted by Firas
on Feb 25, 2005 -