independent bookstores

Do We Still Need Brick-and-Mortar Bookstores?

The death of bookstore chain Borders begs the question: Is there still a place in the Internet-dominated market for brick-and-mortar booksellers and the value they add? Independent bookstores thinks so, and the numbers in the American Booksellers Association, believe it or not, are growing.

President Obama's Book-Sales Boost: Second Only to Oprah's?

From history and economics to crime novels and biographies, whatever book the president touches -- and talks about -- turns into sales gold. Americans are very clearly interested in whatever the president is reading, and they're buying accordingly.