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Best stores for zines in San Francisco

I'll be in San Francisco for about twelve hours, and I would like to find a bookstore or two that have an amazing zine selection. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by Unified Theory on Aug 4, 2013 - 5 answers

 

Question title? I can't even think of my own title!

Hope me Hivemind, I need a title for my business card! [more inside]
posted by moons in june on May 1, 2013 - 10 answers

Best Bookstores in Pacific Northwest

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 - 24 answers

Good second-hand bookstores and record shops in Austin TX?

What are the best second-hand bookstores and record shops in Austin, Texas? [more inside]
posted by Grinder on Apr 3, 2013 - 9 answers

How to market an independent bookstore to local businesses

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 - 21 answers

Bookstores/Yoga Studios

Hi there! 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 - 10 answers

Hippie anarchist seeks fun times in Seattle!

To my surprise, I will have one Saturday in Seattle very soon. I will be staying in downtown and reliant on public transportation. [more inside]
posted by Frowner on Mar 15, 2013 - 17 answers

Please help me find a book published in Argentina, now out of print.

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 - 9 answers

Good second-hand bookstores and record shops in Washington DC?

Good second-hand bookstores and record shops in Washington DC? [more inside]
posted by Grinder on Nov 16, 2012 - 10 answers

Powerpoint, but only for five minutes, for better or worse.

Have you ever seen an Ignite presentation? What do you like and/or dislike about them? [more inside]
posted by Toekneesan on Jun 8, 2012 - 15 answers

Can you use a co-op to fight a monopoly

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 - 7 answers

Help me find the LA Trash I crave!

Looking for really trashy old paperbacks in and around Hollywood! [more inside]
posted by Bunny Ultramod on May 10, 2012 - 3 answers

The broad Dnieper roars and moans.

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 - 5 answers

Buying Norwegian literature in London?

Where can I buy a Norwegian copy of the Norwegian book Buzz Aldrin, hvor ble det av deg i alt mylderet? in London? [more inside]
posted by narcotizingdysfunction on Dec 6, 2011 - 3 answers

How do libraries decide which donated books get added to the catalog?

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 - 19 answers

Chicago/Hyde Park-filter: Good quiet environments for academic work?

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 - 10 answers

Where are you going, Bear? Please wait for me!

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 - 7 answers

How large does a virtual used bookstore need to be?

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 - 30 answers

How to find new books

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 - 40 answers

Arabic Bookseller in DC?

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 - 5 answers

Where can I buy my used Tanith Lee books in New York?

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 - 8 answers

Working in Retail

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 - 29 answers

To erase or not to erase, that is the bookworm's question.

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 - 12 answers

I'm glad bookstores are in business, but how?

How do bookstores make money? [more inside]
posted by abdulf on May 10, 2009 - 58 answers

Where to sell used books, CDs, DVDs, and gaming stuff in Chicagoland?

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 - 9 answers

Bookselling salary guide?

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 - 15 answers

What's your favorite bookstore in NYC?

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 - 18 answers

what makes a good bookstore

What specific qualities make for a truly good bookstore other than the content on the shelves?
posted by MrMerlot on Jul 4, 2008 - 32 answers

Help me get my hands on Trent Parke. I mean, his photo books.

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 - 8 answers

Books on tape in Sacto?

Where can I buy books on _tape_ in Sacramento?
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur on Jun 6, 2008 - 4 answers

Where are the used book stores in Houston?

Where are the good used book stores in Houston? [more inside]
posted by mrbill on Apr 17, 2008 - 14 answers

Japanese Bookstore on Maui?

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 - 3 answers

Toystore and Bookstore in Tokyo?

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. Suggestions?
posted by silusGROK on Jan 31, 2008 - 9 answers

They sell books where?

Why do book advertisements say "available wherever books are sold"? [more inside]
posted by RogerB on Oct 30, 2007 - 14 answers

Framing my Diploma

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 - 16 answers

English library in Tokyo?

Is there a good English library in Tokyo? What about used bookstores? [more inside]
posted by rsk on Jun 14, 2007 - 10 answers

A simple way to make an Amazon associate bookstore?

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 - 2 answers

selling out in DC

Anyone know of used bookstores in the Washington, DC area that give cash for books? Second Story and Idle Times do not. Thanks.
posted by mookieproof on May 25, 2006 - 10 answers

Used textbooks in Canada

Where can I get used textbooks online... in Canada? [more inside]
posted by arcticwoman on Dec 13, 2005 - 4 answers

Tech book store in NYC?

Where can I find a good computer/technical bookstore in Manhattan? [more inside]
posted by bingo on Aug 27, 2005 - 8 answers

Bookstores: the natural laxative?

Why do bookstores and libraries make me poop? [more inside]
posted by nitsuj on Jun 6, 2005 - 58 answers

Selling autographed books

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 - 12 answers

Textbook store in Boston?

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 - 7 answers

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