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Why used books make the best travel souvenirs

Stores that sell new books are pretty, clean and sell great swag. I love them. I take pictures of them. I spend eagerly on their tomes and tote bags … But for me, the true treasures are buried in the funky, sometimes-musty secondhand shops, where a great find is like kismet. Read more

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Supply-Chain Snarls Delay Books

The churning disruption in the global supply chain, which has touched everything from minivans to dishwashers to sweaters, has now reached the world of books, just as the holiday season — a crucial time for publishers, and a period that can make or break the entire year for an independent bookstore — approaches. Publishers are postponing some release dates because books aren’t where they need to be. Older books are also being affected as suppliers struggle to replenish them. Read more