You Can Help Save One Of The Great Science Fiction Bookstores

We were incredibly upset when we heard that Borderlands Books was going to close, due to low bookstore margins combined with a rise in the local minimum wage. This would not only make San Francisco a way less cool place to live, but do great damage to the science fiction book world. So thank goodness there's a hope… » 2/20/15 3:40pm 2/20/15 3:40pm

How L.A.'s "Last Bookstore" evolved from post-apocalyptic to magical

When Josh Spencer decided to open a bookstore called the Last Bookstore in Los Angeles, he pictured it as a post-apocalyptic thing — the Last Bookstore on Earth. But now that he's moved to a much larger space, an old bank headquarters in an Art Nouveau building, quirky weirdness has taken over. » 10/01/13 12:39pm 10/01/13 12:39pm

A Brand new Science Fiction Bookstore in Brooklyn — With a Mission to Save Classic Books

There aren't as many science fiction specialty bookstores are there used to be, thanks to the onslaught of Borders and Amazon — so it's great news to hear of a brand new SF store opening in Brooklyn. Singularity & Co. is having its opening party tonight, and should be open for business soon. » 8/09/12 4:01pm 8/09/12 4:01pm

One of the country's best science fiction bookstores expands to a second location

There are now two Mysterious Galaxies in Southern California. The beloved San Diego bookstore Mysterious Galaxy is opening a second location in Redondo Beach. And it'll be twice the square-footage of the original store, occupying about 4,000 square feet of a 6,000 square foot building. [Bookweb] » 2/25/11 3:09pm 2/25/11 3:09pm

Germ Books in Philly is Post-Apocalyptic Pleasure

Last week, we profiled a beloved local scifi bookstore in San Francisco, Borderlands. This week, Dave writes in to rave about Germ Books, a Philadelphia bookstore and art gallery specializing in cyberpunk, post-apocalyptic fiction, and conspiracy theories. Here you can see Wred and Crazy Carl, two members of the … » 1/17/08 4:30pm 1/17/08 4:30pm