The last Saturday in April is Independent Bookstore Day, the official hashtag for Independent Bookstore Day is #BookstoreDay. The #BookstoreDay hashtag is a great way to take a peak at how folks across the country are celebrating local booksellers. Indie bookshops across the country are hosting parties and inviting customer and friends to buy books from their local booksellers. If you are interested in learning more about the business of book selling, Kim Lyons wrote a story for the Trib this week, Independent bookshops find unlikely prosperity, that digs into some of the statistics on the brick-and-mortar bookstore trends.
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Last July my friend Lesley wrote a post about wanting to open a book shop in Pittsburgh. I wrote a follow up post reminicing about all of the book shops that used to be open in Sq. Hill and Oakland. I am happy to write yet another post to tell you about the next chapter of East End Book Exchange!
For the past year – the East End Book Exchange operated out of the Pittsburgh Public Market – open each Friday, Saturday and Sunday with an extensive collection of books for their little space.
While the Pittsburgh Public Market may… Read the rest
You may have noticed a post here on I<3PGH a few weeks ago about the East End Book Exchange. Book lover and occasional I<3PGH blogger Lesley Rains is exploring the idea of setting up a used book store here in Pittsburgh.
This is hopefully good news for Pittsburgh. Not so long ago, there were many a book shop to be found in the east end…
Sq. Hill Bookshop (which is now Massage Envy on Forbes)
Atlantic Booksellers (also on Forbes ave – but I am not sure what is there now)
Pinocchio Books (a kids book store that was located… Read the rest