Cloistered Lives in a Technological World

A critically important book was published last week, one that should shake up our mindsets and prompt us to think about how the use of technology by major corporations is shaping how we understand our place in the world. Eli … Continue reading

Material Culture

In the midst of the e-book craze, we’re learning how important printed materials are to us. From convenience and sharing to the lasting value and presence in our homes, printed books will endure. Continue reading

What It Takes for a Bookstore to Remain Relevant

Every other day, it seems that we’ll hear a prediction of the demise of brick-and-mortar bookstores and public libraries. For the most part, these doomsday voices believe that digital content is a perfectly acceptable alternative to print media. Some are … Continue reading

Material Culture

Reading options are many, yet a home library filled with books we’ve read and loved remind us of who we are and what we value. Continue reading

Creative New Paths

We are beginning a brand new era. Just when some members of the media proclaimed that the ebook would kill bookstores, people are speaking up, finding ways to see indie bookstores in their communities continue to keep the doors open. … Continue reading

Fixtures & Inventory for Sale: Columbia, Maryland

Beautiful, light wood bookstore fixtures for sale. The style and design can be seen at
Our fixtures are-Franklin’s design -clear birch finish – plywood (not MDF) with adjustable and reinforced shelves.
There are 26 tall cases; 3 islands medium height; 3 islands on wheels; 4 smaller shelves; 3 end caps; Cast iron breakfront for display; Art unit; 2 front desk and/or receiving units; custom made curved front counter. We also have custom made section signs to match the shelves. Continue reading

Bookstore for Sale: Fredericksburg, VA

Bookstore and coffee bar for sale on main street in beautiful historic building (1831) in Fredericksburg. Approximately 60% new books and 40% used books (6-7000 volumes). Also cards and gift items. All equipment, fixtures, furniture and rugs included.
Lease is up in March and can be renegotiated with landlord. European-style courtyard in back and two full stories of books and gifts. Handicap access bathroom. Voted Best Book Store in Fredericksburg 2009. Located half way between Washington, DC and Richmond, VA off of I95. Civil War Battle Grounds destination Home of University of Mary Washington College. Continue reading