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The Biblio-Mat Book Dispenser | The Monkey’s Paw Bookstore

The Biblio-Mat Book Dispenser | The Monkey’s Paw Bookstore

Photo: The Biblio-Mat is a random book dispenser built by Craig Small for The Monkey’s Paw, an idiosyncratic antiquarian bookshop in Toronto. Biblio-Mat books, which vary widely in size and subject matter, cost two dollars. The machine was conceived as an artful alternative to the ubiquitous and often ignored discount sidewalk bin. When a


Fancy A Coffee and A Book?

Hillcrest Media, parent company of self-publishing service Mill City Press and several traditional imprints, have formed a partnership with Dunn Bros Coffee to create an online bookstore called CoffeeandBooks. The new venture will also have an in-store presence across the midwest and south regions of the USA and  is now accepting authors eager to challenge the traditional bookselling model.   CoffeeandBooks is


The Secret Bookstore: Brazenhead Books

“Tucked high above the bustle of the street, Michael Seidenberg’s secret secondhand bookshop is a mecca for those who savor the story behind the volume.” Michael Seidenberg is a used book dealer who has been selling books since the 1970s. He converted his 84th Street apartment into a salon for book collectors. Only accessible by


Coates’ To Include ‘Quality’ Self-Published Titles in Rollout | Publishers Weekly Goes Live (via PW) “, the international e-bookstore launched by former Waterstones head Tom Coates, went live with a beta test this morning with 340,000 titles from about 2,300 publishers. Coates told PW he expects to add approximately 100,000 titles from agency publishers in the next two to three weeks. By the end of April the


Eason unveils turnaround plans | The Bookseller

Eason unveils turnaround plans The Bookseller Irish union Siptu has said it would “completely oppose” any compulsory redundancies enforced by bookselling chain Eason, as m.d Conor Whelan outlines turnaround plans for the retailer. Last week Eason announced it would invest €20m (£17.6m) over three years in the company, derived from cost savings, cash reserves and


Easons staff pass no confidence vote | The Bookseller

Easons staff pass no confidence vote The Bookseller “The board of Easons has said it backs Conor Whelan, who has been managing director of Easons since September 2009, after senior staff working in Dublin cast a vote of no confidence in him. Irish union organisation Siptu said around 60 Dublin employees who hold the management