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Readers say the darndest things

Bookstores — those endangered spaces perpetually under threat from market forces and the relentless march of technology — trade on charm.
Bookstore culture from the inside
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  September 14, 2012

All over Boston, artists, radicals, and entrepreneurs are finding new ways to work — together

In these strange economic times, groups of young creatives around Boston have banded together to start nontraditional, cooperative work spaces.
Tearing down the cubicle
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  January 13, 2012
Preview: Books winter 2012

Authors tote their wares to area bookstores

A new story collection from Dan Chaon and new novels from Heidi Julavits and Adam Johnson are just some of the delights in store for Boston lit nerds.
Road shows
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  December 30, 2011

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