New York City

Amazon to experiment with brick-and-mortar store in New York City

By Chris Meadows
October 9, 2014 // 0 Comments

Remember when Apple opened its first retail store and everyone thought they were crazy? It’s déjà vu all over again. The Wall Street Journal (article paywalled; google the headline to read) cites the ubiquitous “people familiar with” the matter to reveal that Amazon is opening its first [...]

Morning Links: NYC to pay Occupy Wall Street for destroyed books

By Dan Eldridge
April 11, 2013 // 1 Comment

NYC to pay Occupy Wall Street for destroyed books (NPR) New imprint Moth to publish Northern crime (The Bookseller) Taking e-books mainstream … in Germany (TOC) Independent foreign fiction prize 2013 shortlist announced (The Guardian) Kindle Daily Deals: Guests of the Ayatollah by Mark [...]

A Virtual Library for NYC Straphangers

By Susan Lulgjuraj
March 12, 2013 // 1 Comment

Those who take the subway in New York City know it can be tedious and crowded at times, and lively and energetic at others. During the long evening-time commute home, the subway can be dreadfully boring; it can also be downright entertaining. Reading, of course, is a common pastime on the train, [...]

Our upcoming TOC 2013 coverage

By Dan Eldridge
February 12, 2013 // 0 Comments

O’Reilly’s annual Tools of Change for Publishing conference just got underway this morning at the New York Marriott Marquis in Manhattan. And while we unfortunately weren’t able to make it New York for the event’s first day, we will be on the scene, tweeting and reporting [...]

The Strand Book Store Fights Back

By Dan Eldridge
September 22, 2012 // 7 Comments

If you’re a book lover who lives anywhere near the Mason-Dixon Line, you’re probably familiar with the Strand. The legendary new-and-used bookstore in Manhattan’s East Village is famous for its claim of being home to “18 miles of books.” (Full disclosure: A little [...]

Paleo E-books: The Legion of Net.Heroes

By Chris Meadows
April 27, 2009 // 0 Comments

This is the second in my “Paleo E-books” series looking at Internet writing communities that were producing electronic literature well before “e-books” were first popularized in the late 1990s. In this entry, I will look at the Legion of Net.Heroes (and, to a lesser extent, [...]

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