bookstores

  • NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 8: Author Ann Patchett sits for a portrait at The Wales Hotel in New York, New York on November 8th, 2013. Patchett is currently on tour promoting her new book This is the Story of a Happy Marriage, which is a collection of non-fiction essays including her story championing the comeback of the small, independent, book store. (Photo by Jesse Dittmar for The Washington Post via Getty Images)
    September 13, 2016  

    If you shop at the East Nashville Farmers’ Market you can buy fruits and vegetables; but you can also meet a famous author with a stop by the traveling bookmobile. Ann Patchett is a co-owner of the Parnassus Books, founded at a time when bookstores were disappearing. Jeffrey Brown speaks with Patchett about her latest novel, “Commonwealth,” a story that she says hits close to home. Continue reading

  • france
    February 21, 2015  

    In France, even though the price of books was fixed years ago to prevent price differentiation, some worry the country’s thousands of bookstores may now be in jeopardy as more customers flock to online retailers, such as Amazon. The online giant has come under fire by French booksellers who believe the way Amazon sells books is threatening their business and even undermining French culture. NewsHour’s Megan Thompson reports. Continue reading

  • bookbiz
    June 6, 2014  

    The online revolution has disrupted the traditional bookselling business over time. From the publishing industry’s annual trade show, Jeffrey Brown reports on how authors and publishers are adapting to new platforms, small startups are pushing their titles and independent bookstores have learned to survive. Continue reading