Issue 12   July 3, 2012

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U.S. retail giant Target Corp.'s book department under review in Canada
"The Investment Act requires foreign investments in the ... book industry to be of net cultural benefit to Canada," department spokesman James Maunder. Read on: http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2012/04/05/target-canada-review_n_1407225.html
 
Sales higher in bookshops with cafés
Some interesting news from our bookseller friends across the pond. As the British Independent Booksellers Week gets into full swing, the Booksellers Association has released figures to suggest outlets with cafes are likely to have higher sales than those without. Read on: http://www.thebookseller.com/news/sales-higher-bookshops-with-cafes.html
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Kathy Kiefer of Omaha takes her Bookworm purchases. The next “cash mob” is set for Aug. 1.  
 
Bookstore welcomes “flash” “cash” mob!
We’ve all seen “flash” mobs and heard of “cash” mobs…. Could this be a feasible marketing idea for independent bookstores? Read on to see what happened to one bookstore in Omaha: http://www.omaha.com/article/20120628/MONEY/706289888/1697
 
Inside some of San Francisco’s bookstores
Read on to see how one booklover found bargains, treasures in San Francisco’s independent bookstores: http://www.dallasnews.com/travel/coast-to-coast/20120622-book-lovers-find-bargains-treasures-in-san-franciscos-independent-bookstores.ece 
 
Classics Receive Updated Look
Surprise! Teenagers are still reading classics! Of course some of them are still mandatory in school but some are discovering these old stories behind updated covers. Read on! http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/28/business/media/to-lure-twilight-fans-classic-books-get-bold-looks.html?_r=1&pagewanted=all

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