What do you do when Borders goes bankrupt, leaving 275+ empty storefronts? Take one back in the name of independent publishing.
Enter Fleeting Pages: A pop-up bookstore in Pittsburgh taking over an empty Borders retail space and filling it up with self-published and independent publishers. As described on the website, “It’s sort of an ode to the transformation of the publishing industry and a way to comment on the irony of the big box bookstore’s demise giving rise to the independent book creators and sellers who were pushed out by box stores.”
How do you get involved? If you’re a publisher, go to the contact page and send them info on your titles. If you’re a reader, live in Pittsburgh and keep up to date on the site when/where the shop is opening up. Hat tip to Galley Cat.