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New Bookstore
updated: Feb 12, 2013, 8:43 AM

By Edhat Subscriber

I heard there is a new bookstore coming to Santa Barbara. Does anyone know more?

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 COMMENT 373620 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-12 08:54 AM

Are you talking about the Book Ends Cafe? It is not going to be a book store, just a coffee shop. It is affiliated with Antioch University.

 

 PURPLERIDER agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-12 08:55 AM

Have not heard a thing. The New Earthling? That would be cool but probably not.

 

 COMMENT 373622 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-12 08:55 AM

Granada Bookshop. Publishers Weekly and Santabarbaraview have the story.

 

 COMMENT 373623 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-12 08:57 AM

Nothing like cornering a shrinking market.

 

 COMMENT 373625P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-12 08:58 AM

Granada Books

Publishers Weekly has an article about it.

Hope the link works

 

 COMMENT 373627 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-12 09:07 AM

My friend's mom's business! I can't wait to go in an support her! :)

 

 COMMENT 373629P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-12 09:07 AM

623, shrinking, maybe, dying not by a long shot. IMHO.

I still buy books. But I am a boomer so read into that what you will.

 

 COMMENT 373630P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-12 09:07 AM

Looks great from Publishers Weekly article, but where will it be?

 

 COMMENT 373631 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-12 09:10 AM

Location will be 1224 State Street, a couple doors up from the Granada Theater. I can't wait!

 

 COMMENT 373633P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-12 09:14 AM

Here's the story in the SB View that they must have picked up ("aggregated") from Publishers' Weekly link

 

 COMMENT 373635P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-12 09:19 AM

Interesting that the SB View bashes edhat for aggregating, yet they do the same thing.

But I digress.. excited to have another bookstore coming to town. Much better to have a small local shop than big corporate places like Borders.

 

 COMMENT 373639 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-12 09:25 AM

629: I'm in my upper twenties, own two Nooks (color & e-ink, love both) and still buy books. Quite frankly, I BORROW e-books on my Nook, and BUY physical books. I hate that I can only loan e-books once, and that alone is reason enough for me to buy physical books. I can still loan those out to friends as much as I want. Plenty of younger people are still book-people, too. :) We're not going anywhere. Glad this place is on State. Too much further up/towards mid-town & it'd be too close to Chaucers.

 

 COMMENT 373650 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-12 09:50 AM

If you love books like I do, shop for new and used books at The Book Den on Anapamu. Locally owned and operated, the oldest independent bookstore in town. They have everything you need, and the service is great.

 

 COMMENT 373656 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-12 10:04 AM

Shrinking? Yes, but books won't ever die. Just like TV never killed radio, the eBook will not kill the print book. I love my iPad, but hate reading books on it so I still get them in print. However I do like magazines in e-form.

If the library directors were smart they would take advantage of our 1 store town, revamp their model and open a coffee shop in side the library (with a separate quiet area) and parlay the market in a library renaissance.

I welcome a new bookstore and wish them success.

 

 COMMENT 373660P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-12 10:07 AM

Wow, has the SBView reversed their position on aggregators? The View's anti aggregator rants were so tiresome that I stopped reading the View.

Great news about another bookstore!

 

 COMMENT 373671 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-12 10:40 AM

About time...great news...I do miss Borders...

 

 COMMENT 373674P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-12 10:43 AM

639, good to know. Thanks. I do pretty much the same thing. I have ebooks, PDF's, etc... on my iPad but I still have plenty of books on my books shelves. In my life each have their place and ebooks will never replace books.

 

 COMMENT 373677 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-12 10:47 AM

Good for Santa Barbara View. The site is definitely getting better. We need to buy local so promote away.

 

 COMMENT 373678 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-12 10:55 AM

Pretty sure this Q&A came from reading SBView. Wish the two sites would work together more. Stop bashing on one end and start linking rather than QA. It's a small online town and we need all forums to fight the Supress and the Indy.

 

 COMMENT 373685 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-12 11:04 AM

What is a "book?" I receive all the information and/or knowledge I require from social media, tv reality shows and the internet.

What more could my well-rounded, inquiring (or Enquiring) mind need!?

Note to self: Your thumbs seem much larger than they were ten years ago. Could that be from all the exercise they receive from texting? Make sure to "Google" it for answer.

 

 PATRICK agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-12 11:28 AM

Next thing you know, SB View will start promoting skateboarding and bike riding...

 

 COMMENT 373700 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-12 11:34 AM

I think the name of the new store is Amazon - they do have any physical books to look at you just purchase via a computer screen. They do have a nice coffee shop and bathroom inside the store though.

 

 SBSURFERLIFE agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-12 11:53 AM

Ugh, tired of hearing about the SB View. They criticize Edhat all the time, so annoying.

Next topic please.

 

 COMMENT 373725 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-12 12:31 PM

The book is rapidly becoming an outdated mode of communication, as well as a horrible waste of natural resources. However, I do not forsee its use rapidly declining, a la the usage decline of the myriad of music media, because there is one feature that a book possesses that makes it special....it require no electrical power.

 

 COMMENT 373741 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-12 01:18 PM

I hope people treat this new place as a bookstore and not a library. All that lounging and browsing ultimately did Borders in. I'm glad they are opening and I wish them well. A bookstore downtown is a nice thing.

 

 COMMENT 373752 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-12 01:29 PM

The book is rapidly becoming an outdated mode of communication, as well as a horrible waste of natural resources. says 725. Seriously?

Good news about the new book store!

 

 COMMENT 373754 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-12 01:37 PM

The nicest tributes to Peter I saw were published on Santa Barbara View. Haven't seen any "bashing" in a long time, quite the contrary.

 

 COMMENT 373760 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-12 02:08 PM

Actually, the Book Den doesn't have everything I need! It seems that there is little turnover among the used books. I could swear that some books there that have been sitting on the shelf for 10 years. (And I'm not referring to the rare ones.) Perhaps this is partly due to the high prices for their used books.

 

 COMMENT 373763 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-12 02:16 PM

Yes 752,seriously.

 

 COMMENT 373767P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-12 02:25 PM

I'd have to agree with 760 re the Book Den. Haven't gone there in years, prices for used books are ridiculously high and their condition is often "fair" at best. Never found the help to be friendly or particularly accommodating when I was a regular years ago. Maybe that's changed with tougher economic times.

 

 COMMENT 373768 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-12 02:33 PM

373752 - Yes, a HORRIBLE waste. We lose one tree every second of every day because of books. 99% of people that regularly listen to music would NEVER AGAIN touch a turntable or pack a wall of shelves with albums, because that entire wall of music fits in their cell phone or ipod.

I find it so ironic that the same people who are so die-hard about keeping books around are usually the ones who scream eco-bloody murder when someone buys bottled water.

 

 COMMENT 373786 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-12 03:26 PM

I think we have pretty good choices in book stores: Chauchers, The Book Den and Tecolote in Montecito. But I always enjoy a new outlet.

 

 COMMENT 373790 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-12 03:43 PM

Thank you SBSURFERLIFE. You said it better than I could have.

 

 COMMENT 373810 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-12 04:30 PM

Perhaps people criticize Edhat on other sites because criticism is not allowed here? SB View's "aggregator" tirades are tiresome, but they do have more unique, polished original content than any other online only site in town (unless you consider postcard referrals "polished").

 

 COMMENT 373815 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-12 04:36 PM

I never look at SBView because while Edhat smooths past our company's website non-grata filter, SBView is blocked.
I work in Goleta for a major defense contractor which is larger than and not named Raytheon.

 

 COMMENT 373834 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-12 05:00 PM

@815 - I'm guessing that's because SBView is built on a modern web platform familiar to many firewalls while edhat is a homebrew like your Grandma's Geocities site.

 

 COMMENT 373870 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-12 07:17 PM

read the sb view some time ago. there was something strangley news-pressian about it.

 

 COMMENT 373875 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-12 07:51 PM

i sure hope Edhat isn't going away. Love and read both Edhat and Santa Barbara View plus Newshawk. News + opinion + open form = good for Santa Barbara.

 

 COMMENT 373879 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-12 08:10 PM

725, et al - A horrible waste of WHAT resources? Are you unaware that trees grow back?

And even if resources were wasted - what of it? What will be will be. Enjoy today, for tomorrow is promised to no one. To paraphrase Bobby McFerrin, "Don't worry - be selfish."

 

 COMMENT 373882 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-12 08:20 PM

For large technical manuals at work, I will take an electronic PDF file anytime ... the text is searchable and Adobe reader will let you highlight passages and add comments.

But for personal reading, I still like books.

 

 COMMENT 373885P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-12 08:52 PM

I enjoy SBView primarily for the creative ways the editor tries to attract readers. I tried to comment there once on how SBView occasionally posts -- with a link -- to Craigslist Rants & Raves. My post never made it.

 

 COMMENT 373901 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-12 11:19 PM

Why doesn't Edhat link to SbView.com ? Great hyper-local content and these work around links are a lot of trouble. Oh well, enjoy both. keep up the good work.

 

 COMMENT 373908P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-13 06:18 AM

Glad another bookstore, an INDEPENDENT, is coming but I hope people continue to support the great bookstores we have in town already: Chaucers, Book Den, Tecalote, Bookstore at the Vedanta Temple, etc. Buy local and have our town thrive.

 

 SBANDTO agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-13 07:14 AM

To all those talking about waste of resources...not sure you are thinking that through thoroughly. What about electronic waste? And, not to mention the e-readers need power...where does that come from...fossil fuels. Your e-readers don't last nearly as long as a book. And, if you are really worried about it, the best thing for the environment is to reuse - borrow a book from the library instead of buying more electronics!

Happy to hear about another independent bookstore and wish them the best of luck.

 

 COMMENT 373927 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-13 07:37 AM

I second SBANDTO - books are made of paper, which can be recycled. And when not recycled, they come from trees, which can be replanted.

E-readers require petroleum drilling and rare minerals which are mined from the earth, both of which cause environmental damage in the form of destruction of land as well as air and water pollution. Then they require more energy just to use them, and finally have to be dismantled as they contain substances that are toxic. And they don't last! I have books that are over 100 years old, yet I am on my 3rd kindle in 3 years because they just.don't.last. Yes, I have a kindle, primarily for traveling, but I still buy books.

 

 COMMENT 373933 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-13 08:04 AM

By the way, Book Den is often forgotten because it is on a side street. SB locals need to do more word-of-mouth reminders to friends etc to invest in that legacy/tradition, which supposedly is what SB is all about? I agree, though, that downtown needs more 'intellectual' choices. Oh, let's not forget that The Travel Store of SB has lots of, well,. travel books. Always had, (always will?). Go books!

 

 COMMENT 373942P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-13 08:27 AM

And for all you used book lovers out there, please don't forget that once a year, for ten whole days at the end of September, you can buy LOTS of books at the Planned Parenthood book sale!

 

 ARCHIE agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-13 08:30 AM

And let's not overlook the Mesa Bookstore on Cliff Drive.

 

 COMMENT 373945 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-13 08:32 AM

927 - don't feel guilty about using an e-reader - you don't have to justify what you do to anyone. And as far as the whole rare earth mineral thing goes.....every Prius type car has rare earth components in there and yes, they are very very bad for the environment but you see one on every street corner impeding traffic in this town. Well, before I go further off topic, a little competition between locally owned bookstores is good - none of them, so far, is a one stop shop. Maybe this one will be.

 

 COMMENT 373947 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-13 08:36 AM

@933 - The Book Den is often forgotten because it has high prices and haughty employees. I always make the extra 15 minute drive out to Paperback Alley in Goleta for good service and selection.

 

 COMMENT 373972 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-13 10:04 AM

927, what the heck are you doing with your Kindles that you've gone through three in three years? Do you throw it on your tile floor when you finish reading a book??

 

 ANDY agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-13 11:07 AM

So happy Chaucer's now has competition. I like them but they have a couple of grouchy rude employees. Be nice to see how Granada does in this department.

 

 COMMENT 374072P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-13 01:46 PM

Carpinteria Friends of the Library bookstore is a reliable source for a wide variety of used books at great prices. I used to enjoy Thrasher Books next to Our Daily Bread but they too are gone now. I love the feel of a book at bedtime!

 

 COMMENT 374091P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-13 02:33 PM

The Goleta Public Library on Fairview always has a nice selection of used -- and sometimes new -- books and other materials for sale in the lobby.

 

 COMMENT 374097 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-13 02:42 PM

879 - You are kidding me with this "the trees will grow back" nonsense, right? All around the world forests are being stripped clean and NOTHING is being replanted.

Let me repeat....we ARE cutting down one tree per second to make paper books. That's 60 per minute, 3600 per hour, 86400 per day, and around 30 million per year.

And we are NOT planting one tree per second to replace them.

And bound books DO NOT get recycled.

Wake up people.

 

 COMMENT 375665 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-18 09:57 AM

I wish we still had a Borders.

 

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