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Author Camille Di Maio is Haunted by Matthew Sullivan’s ‘Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore’

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What is your first scary memory? For me, it was the horrible murder of a family by the hands of a stranger that took place in my hometown of Aurora, Colorado. I won’t go into the details – it would be a spoiler alert. But like me, author Matthew Sullivan remembers what every local child in the 1980s remembers about that night and asks themselves, “Could it happen to my family?” I could never sleep downstairs in my house again. In Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore, the debut author with a string of awards for his short stories, creates a fictional character who has a tie to the retelling of that infamous event. He handles the subject deftly –…

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In Case You Missed It: You Can Physically Walk into This Amazon Bookstore!

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In the world of OMG-I-had-no-idea-this-existed, Amazon has an actual brick-and-mortar bookstore in Seattle, WA. Located in the same city as the Amazon headquarters, the store actually opened in November 2015! It doesn’t matter if this is kind of old news, this bookstore looks pretty awesome. The books are displayed face-out to make shopping more pleasant on the eye, and books aren’t just sorted by category — they’re sorted by their Amazon ranking/reviews! Plus, the books are pretty cheap; if they’re on sale online, then they’re on sale in the store as well. While you might not have the quirky selections you can get in an independent bookstore, the books are organized according to what’s popular based on rank and ratings,…

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New Rizzoli Bookstore Location on Broadway is Open and Better than Ever

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Rizzoli Bookstore, the literary oasis on West 57th St in New York, was a destination check-marked on every tourist’s to-do list. Whether you were walking by, stopping in on your lunch hour or spending hours browsing all levels of the store, it was not to be missed. But one year ago, the news was announced that Rizzoli would be shutting its doors following the store’s lease expiration and it was a shock for customers, booksellers, authors and even publishers. If Rizzoli couldn’t keep their doors open, how would so many of the smaller independent bookstores? Rizzoli, however, did not go quietly and on July 27, 2015 the famous Rizzoli bookstore welcomed back book lovers from around the world to step…

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Mysterious happenings after hours in The Joy of Books

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In celebration of All Hallows’ Eve, you never know what that “bump in the night” truly is. A goblin? Possibly. A ghost? Maybe. But it could also be a book springing to life after dark! We here at BookTrib HQ thought fans might want to know what really happens at your local bookstore when the sun sets. We know this is what happens at Type Books in Toronto.

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