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Author Husband, Stuart, author.

Title Bookstores : a celebration of independent booksellers / Horst A. Friedrichs [images], Stuart Husband [text] ; with a foreword by Nora Krug ; [translation from German, John Sykes].

Publication Info. Munich ; New York : Prestel, [2020]


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 Cheshire Public Library - Adult Department Lower Level  381.45 HUSBAND    Check Shelf
 Manchester, Main Library - New Materials  381.45 Q HUSBAND    Check Shelf
 West Hartford, Bishop's Corner Branch - Non Fiction  381.45 HUSBAND    Check Shelf
Description 248 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Contents Foreword: Paper towns -- New York City. The Strand ; Spoonbill & Sugartown ; Dashwood Books ; Rizzoli ; Books are Magic -- San Francisco. City Lights Bookstore ; Green Apple Books ; William Stout Books ; Dog Eared Books -- Pennsylvania. Baldwin's Book Barn -- London. Maggs Bros. ; Heywood Hill ; John Sandoe Books ; Hurlingham Books ; Gay's the Word ; Daunt Books ; Persephone Books ; Tate Modern Shop ; London Review Bookshop ; Lutyens & Rubinstein ; Word on the Water -- Amsterdam. MENDO -- Maastricht. Boekhandel Dominicanen -- Paris. Bouquinistes ; Librairie Auguste Blaizot ; Shakespeare and Company -- Cologne. Buchhandlung Walther König -- Düsseldorf. Booxycle -- Heidelberg. artes liberales -- Hamburg. Felix Jud ; stories! -- Berlin. Bücherbogen ; Pro qm ; do you read me?! ; Bildband -- Munich. soda ; Literatur Moths -- Vienna. phil ; Hartliebs Bücher ; AnzenbergerGallery ; Anna Jeller Buchhandlung ; Métamorphose -- Lisbon. Livraria Ferin ; Almedina Rato -- Porto. Livraria Lello ; Livraria Académica.
Summary "Bookstores are treasure troves of knowledge and ideas, invaluable for the imagination, and often reflect their owners' personalities in ways internet behemoths could never re-create. In this book, photographer Horst A. Friedrichs opens the door to the world of bricks-and-mortar bookstores, showcasing their variety, quirkiness, and vitality with lavish photography. It celebrates the passion and commitment of the owners with interviews and anecdotes. Explore William Stout Books, a specialty store for architecture and art books in San Francisco, and Baldwin's Book Barn in Pennsylvania, a 5-story bookstore housed in a dairy barn open since the mid-1940s. Discover Gay's the Word, the UK's first and only dedicated LGBTQI bookshop and Livraria Lello, whose Art Deco interior is a temple to reading in the middle of Porto, Portugal. Some of the featured bookstores specialize in a certain genre, some are massive with vaulted ceilings, some are tiny and filled to the brim with books, some are in historic buildings that evoke a different time and place, and some are brand new, hightech, architect-designed spaces. What all the bookstores have in common is that they are all dedicated to spreading the written word to their communities." --
Language Text in English, some text translated from the German.
Subject Bookstores.
Bookstores -- Pictorial works.
Books and reading.
Books and reading. (OCoLC)fst00836454
Bookstores. (OCoLC)fst00836517
Genre/Form Illustrated works. (OCoLC)fst01423873
Pictorial works. (OCoLC)fst01423874
Illustrated works.
Added Author Friedrichs, Horst A., 1966- photographer.
Krug, Nora, writer of foreword.
Sykes, John, 1956- translator.
Other Form: 9783791385808 German edition
ISBN 9783791385815 (hardcover)
379138581X (hardcover)
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