Cover to Cover Books & Gifts in Tomahawk, WI was destroyed by a fire yesterday morning. Fire officials said the cause was unknown, and the store owners could not be reached for comment by the local paper.
On the brighter side, Toronto Women’s Bookstore will remain open longer than planned, at least until the end of May, after two potential buyers emerged.
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Also of interest to independent booksellers, today Google announced the renaming of their Local Business Center to Google Place, now with extra features. In certain cities you can pay to add prominent “tags” to your placement on Google Maps; you can request a photo shoot of the interior of your store; and you can download a unique QR code for your store to put on marketing materials.