Love and Care Pop-up Bookstore

Gotta love the holiday season. New Zealand publisher PQ Blackwell opened two LOVE AND CARE pop-up bookstores in Manhattan. Today, a friend and I explored the one in the Meatpacking District, on 344 W 14th Street. The store is open seven days a week, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., until the end of December (or possibly only until Christmas).

The store sells art and coffee-table books, which means everything in the store is eye-catching and beautiful.

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WIRED pop-up store: a slideshow

WIRED Magazine has a holiday pop-up store. Located on 692 Broadway, New York, NY, the store will be open Wednesdays through Sundays, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., from November 19 through December 26 only. If you get a chance, you should check it out. It’s pretty cool!

Click on the actual slideshow to see full-sized images.

Blurb

Self-publishing books, once considered almost taboo, or at the very least desperate, has evolved into something fun, easy, and even professional. Blurb is a perfect example of this.

Based in San Francisco, the company recently had a pop-up store in New York City. Located at 60 Mercer St. in Soho, the store was open from Oct. 21-31, and allowed customers to take part in workshops, speaker sessions, and events, as well as see examples of professional quality self-published books.

Inside was a writer’s dream come true. Hundreds of glossy, beautiful books lined the shelves and were stacked on tables.

Blown-up covers hung on the walls like artwork. And the people working in the story were incredibly helpful–they even gave me a coupon to print a free book!

For customers interested in using Blurb’s services, they had computers set-up so people could easily look up information, such as what software they would need, how to format, and how much it would cost to print.

Now all I have to do is write a book.