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French lawmakers take aim at Amazon to protect local bookshops

Oct 03, 2013

French lawmakers take aim at Amazon to protect local bookshops

French lawmakers on Thursday took aim at Amazon to protect local bookshops by voting through a law that bars online booksellers from offering free delivery to customers on top of a maximum 5 percent discount on books #Literature #France #Paris #TechBuzz #Amazon #discounts #online sales #booksellers #local bookshops #home delivery
The death of a bookstore: Why Pune's twistntales is closing down

Feb 23, 2013

The death of a bookstore: Why Pune's twistntales is closing down

The world of retail is witnessing a strange paradox. Although more Indians are reading books today and publishing is on an upswing, bookshops in various cities are shutting down one after the other. #CultureDecoder #bookshops

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The death of a bookstore: Why Pune's twistntales is closing down

Jun 30, 2014

Artist Su Blackwell creates stunning flower arrangements made entirely from pages of vintage books

London-based artist Su Blackwell trawls second-hand bookshops, car-boot sales and markets for titles that inspire her...
The death of a bookstore: Why Pune's twistntales is closing down

Jun 27, 2014

Donations won't save independent bookshops, but readers can

James Patterson's £250,000 handout is welcome, but Amazon will triumph unless we think more about where we buy books This week, bestselling crime writer James Patterson announced he is making a £250,000 donation to help independent booksellers in the... #James Patterson #United States #Amazon.com
The death of a bookstore: Why Pune's twistntales is closing down

Jun 21, 2014

Teju Cole: 'Two drafts of a tweet? Insufferable. But when I tweet I'm still a writer'

The Nigerian-American says discovering that his experimental instinct hasn't condemned him to writing for obscure publishers makes him feel like he's won the lottery Teju Cole likes to keep his writing porous, allowing in influences and impressions w... #Columbia University #Philip Roth #Michael Ondaatje #Lagos, Nigeria