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Why Bookstores?

Boston is pocked by vacant storefronts. Businesses don't sell in this economy; they just disappear. But there is one exception: of all things, bookstores are selling like proverbial hotcakes.
As the recession claims more and more big chain stores, independent booksellers become hot commodities
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  November 26, 2010
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Where Maine reads

Perhaps the most exciting part of my day working at Longfellow Books was The Spider Incident, which involved said arachnid emerging from a potted plant around 10:30 am to terrorize staff members and scurry, unscathed, underneath a shelf.
A decade into Portland's indie-bookstore movement, brick-and-mortar shops are holding their own
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  October 01, 2010
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Holy Scrollers!

It hadn't been a pleasant millennium so far for books. But then, lo this past month, Apple CEO Steve Jobs unveiled his company's new iPad, and there was much rejoicing.
The future of e-publishing can be found in one of the world's oldest books.
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  February 19, 2010
Dicktionary

Dicktionary


Did you know that pomegranate juice can boost the libido? Or that sperm swim at the glacial pace of 47 feet per hour? Find more...
By webteam  |  July 10, 2008
Found in translation

Found in translation


It’s night two of your idyllic Roman holiday and it’s so late it’s practically morning. Your traveling companions abandoned you hours ago and, for what...
By webteam  |  June 23, 2008
The Dark Side of Manners: Lady Snark's Guide to Common Discourtesy

The Dark Side of Manners: Lady Snark's Guide to Common Discourtesy


© Rachel McPhersonYou know how sometimes, someone says something that makes your face hot and your hands ball into fists of fury and your face...
By Sharon Steel  |  March 12, 2008


Wednesday: Iron Chef Morimoto at the BU Barnes & Noble

Wednesday: Iron Chef Morimoto at the BU Barnes & Noble


Masaharu Morimoto is our favorite (and always underrated - God those judges are fools) Iron Ch...
By Importer  |  October 09, 2007
Friday Literary Links

Friday Literary Links


Jack Romanos, president of Simon and Schuster is retiring, and Carolyn Reidy is in. Looks like ...
By Sharon Steel  |  September 07, 2007
SATURDAY: 'Twas the Night Before the Night Before Christmas

SATURDAY: 'Twas the Night Before the Night Before Christmas


"Tonight, Tonight..." Or the previous night, as the story goes. Clement Clarke Moore’s “’TWAS THE NI...
By Sharon Steel  |  December 22, 2006
WEDNESDAY: Rachael Ray at Barnes & Noble

WEDNESDAY: Rachael Ray at Barnes & Noble


"YUM-O!!!" There are two distinct types of people in this fine world: those who loathe Food Network ...
By Importer  |  December 19, 2006
Choose Your Own Adventure Part II: Amy Sedaris vs. Leslie Epstein tomorrow

Choose Your Own Adventure Part II: Amy Sedaris vs. Leslie Epstein tomorrow


THE HOSTESS WITH THE MOSTEST Not everybody hearts AMY SEDARIS (particularly reviewers of her latest...
By Sharon Steel  |  November 08, 2006