We are exploring and sharing user stories from the world of indie book publishing to discover and showcase creativity, inspiration, knowledge and the details behind the stories that make them remarkable.
Meet Molly Templeton, Events Director at the independent community bookstore, WORD, which is to be found in two locations, one in Brooklyn NY and the other one in New Jersey. We sat down for a talk with Molly about running community based bookstores, finding new books and how to market and sell your work.
And lastly, where do you see books and technology in the future?
Molly: We don’t see either of those things going anywhere—and most likely they’ll find even more interesting ways to co-exist. Technology is a great tool for talking about books; we all know about a zillion more books than we’d be aware of without it. But our customers prove day after day that books aren’t going anywhere.
At Bookpres we love to explore new bookshops and bookstores around the world. We came across this spectacular bookstore in São Paulo. Meet architect Mariana Simas and watch her explain how Studio MK27 transformed a former São Paulo cinema into a bookstore.
This weekly inspiration is dedicated to the new, beautiful and very cosy 9 3/4 Bookstore + Café, located in Medellín, Colombia. The combined café and bookstore is designed by Plasma Nodo and they have created a relaxed and colorful environment, for coffee, design and book lovers, that is filled with unlimited levels of inspiration for everybody to enjoy.
Meet Isabella Smith, the owner of Books & Company, a beautiful and very welcoming small independent bookshop located in Hellerup, Denmark. We sat down for a talk with Isabella about doing what you love, running a bookshop, how to sell books and suggestions for the perfect Christmas gift across age and interest.