February 28, 2019

The Bookshop Hunter: The Five Best Traits of a Great Bookshop

I was sitting in the Chelsea Royal Diner just outside of Brattleboro, Vermont when my conversation with the waitress took a turn toward what I was doing in the area, and we began down a path I have grown all too familiar with. Over the course of the last year of road trips and visiting bookshops, my conversations with people who learn about this endeavor of mine have naturally and consistently led to two questions: What’s the best local bookshop, and what makes a bookshop truly great?
June 21, 2018

The Bookshop Hunter: Journey to the Isle of Dogs by James H. Duncan

THE BOOKSHOP HUNTER: JOURNEY TO THE ISLE OF DOGS BY JAMES H. DUNCAN Western Massachusetts is a rolling landscape of low mountains, jagged ravines, farm country, […]
April 19, 2018

The Bookshop Hunter: Electric City and Beyond

James Duncan is a poet, writer, and the editor of Hobo Camp Review. He also review independent bookshops as The Bookshop Hunter. His books include We Are All Terminal But This Exit Is Mine (Unknown Press), Dead City Jazz (Epic Rites Press), Berlin (Maverick Duck Press), and What Lies In Wait (Hobo Camp Press), among other collections of poetry and fiction. Novels and new columns are coming soon!