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8 Cool Bookstores and Libraries You Can Spend the Night In | Mental Floss

By Ellen Gutoskey, August 23, 2021

Shakespeare and Company in Paris.
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To a bookworm, nowhere feels more like home than a bookstore, a library, or any other place stacked floor to ceiling with reading material.

And if you’re heading far from home, you may find yourself wishing you could spend your nights among bookshelves instead of in unfamiliar hotels.

Depending on where you go, you might be able to live out this dream: There are a number of bookstores and libraries around the world that offer overnight accommodations. From Gladstone’s Library in Wales to the Tsutaya Book Apartment in Tokyo, here are eight worth visiting.

Editor’s Note: See list at link below…

Source: 8 Cool Bookstores and Libraries You Can Spend the Night In | Mental Floss

Bookstores holding their own against digital onslaught – CBS News

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Independent booksellers, which once seemed to be heading toward extinction, are making a modest comeback

Source: Bookstores holding their own against digital onslaught – CBS News

The Bay Area is still a literary haven from the mad digital world – San Francisco Chronicle

Photo: Stacey Lewis Literary godfather Lawrence Ferlinghetti, now 98, founded City Lights in 1953.
Photo: Stacey Lewis Literary godfather Lawrence Ferlinghetti, now 98, founded City Lights in 1953.

Chances are that you have because you live in the Bay Area, where books continue to beckon readers, despite the insistent siren calls of digital media. Independent bookstores have found new life, even in the growing shadow of Amazon; festivals, readings and book clubs continue to proliferate; and authors are still managing to make the Bay Area a literary haven even as soaring costs of living force a creative exodus. […] City Lights — the North Beach bookstore and publisher founded by poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti — is also enjoying a string of record sales years, according to head book buyer Paul Yamazaki. “Book publishing in the Bay Area is alive and thriving,” said Steve Wasserman, a native son who recently returned to run Berkeley’s Heyday Books, after stints in the East Coast publishing world and as editor of the Los Angeles Times Book Review. There’s something in the barometric pressure of the Bay Area that attracts writers and artists seeking transcendence and ecstasy, and it makes the Bay Area the envy of the world. The tsunami of the digital revolution is battering much of our cultural heritage into what might be called oblivion. A major theme of this year’s festival is resistance, and among some 200 featured authors will be Black Lives Matter co-founder Alicia Garza, Bernie Sanders presidential campaign strategist Becky Bond, Occupy Wall Street co-creator Micah White, and feminist Roxane Gay. […] she has proved to be a tireless fundraiser and networker as the festival’s only full-time, year-round employee, bringing in sponsors like The Chronicle, the Economist and the city of Berkeley and philanthropists like Will Hearst, chairman of the board of Hearst Corp., which owns The Chronicle. The tech industry — the holy grail of fundraising for countless Bay Area arts projects and community groups — has proved to be a disappointment, Parsons said. Friends offered him box seats, but he preferred the rowdy, windswept bleachers. Since he lost sight in one eye, it’s been harder for Ferlinghetti, a longtime visual artist, to continue painting.

Source: The Bay Area is still a literary haven from the mad digital world – San Francisco Chronicle

The Best Bookstore in Every State | Real Simple

Using an algorithm that looks at the number of reviews and star rating for each business, Yelp singled out the top bookseller in each state.

Source: The Best Bookstore in Every State | Real Simple