The Vanishing Newspaper Book Critic and the Opportunity for Independent Bookstores

Times are definitely changing and it is a perfect opportunity for independents–booksellers and publishers–to participate in shaping the future.

With newspapers cutting staff and reducing overhead, arts and book review editors often find themselves either taking on more responsibilities or out of a job. According to an article on the American Booksellers Association website, it was the latter for San Diego Union Tribune arts and books critic Bob Pincus and the newspapers readers were not happy about it. After Pincus was let go, several area independent booksellers– Warwick’sMysterious GalaxyThe Book Works, and The Yellow Book Road –decided to fill the gap themselves.

Each bookstores will recommend one title each week in a process that will allow the stores to showcase their personalities through the diversity of their recommendations.

Here’s the article:  http://news.bookweb.org/news/san-diego-indies-provide-newspaper-book-reviews

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