Magical Used Book Store Dispenses Random Literary Treasures

Fellow word nerds, I've got some news that's sure to turn your pages! Toronto bookstore, The Monkey's Paw, recently added a machine that dispenses random old books to the tune of $2 a pop. How it works is, you walk up, give it two dollars, it does a magic spell, and out drops a vintage novel for you to take home,… » 12/05/12 9:30am 12/05/12 9:30am

Does Borders' Bankruptcy Mean The End Of Bookstores?

Borders has been in financial trouble for years, and today the company finally filed for bankruptcy, The New York Times reports. The chain has $1.29 billion in debt and $1.27 billion in assets, and plans to close one third of its stores, or about 200 locations. » 2/17/11 1:00am 2/17/11 1:00am

A Guide To Finding Bookstore Cats

Yet another perk of shopping at an independent book seller rather than Borders: Bookstore cats! Mental Floss has compiled a list of shops across the country where you're likely to find a friendly cat lurking among the shelves. » 1/06/11 12:33pm 1/06/11 12:33pm

Bookshelves Give Daters Yet Another Way To Be Judgmental

A new literary matchmaking service lets people hook up based on their book preferences. But is this just as superficial as anything else? » 8/31/10 9:30am 8/31/10 9:30am