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1. In Business for 140 Years, Burke’s Book Store is Making a Comeback
- Friday, August 21, 2015
Independent bookstores tend to mean something special to lovers of the printed word. They aren’t just places of commerce, even for their owners, but a sanctuary for something in danger of slipping away in an increasingly digital world.
- Thursday, July 28, 2011
As the market for brick-and-mortar bookstores lessens, the space that once housed big-box retailers could very well be snatched up faster than a paperback at a liquidation sale.
It was 40 years ago that the first Borders opened its doors in Ann Arbor, Mich., as one of the originators of the big-box bookseller concept. But much to local bookworms’ dismay, Borders will now be known as yet another bookseller to be defeated by the ever-increasing eReader revolution.
3. Burke’s Books Building Reopens As Auto Shop
- Thursday, September 25, 2008
A new chapter began this week in the home of the former Burkes’ Book Store at 1719 Poplar Ave. in Midtown. After months of extensive renovations and additions to the 84-year-old structure, it has reopened as Steve’s Tire & Auto Service Center.
4. Partnership Turns New Page for Vacant Burke's Building
- Thursday, April 17, 2008
The former Burke's Book Store at 1719 Poplar Ave. has sold for $445,000 to Poplar Auto Partners, an investment group headed by commercial real estate broker Mark Johnson.
The sale closed April 7, the same day the company filed a $1.1 million construction loan through Covenant Bank for renovations to the 84-year-old building's exterior and interior, according to the Shelby County Register of Deeds.
5. New Cooper-Young 'Biz Director Puts Neighborhood's Character to Use
- Tuesday, June 5, 2007
It's a new job, but also a homecoming of sorts.
When Lyn Patrick Myers signed on as the director of the Cooper-Young Business Association (CYBA) at the end of March, the job brought her back to the eclectic Memphis neighborhood close to where she grew up.
6. Burke's Sketches New BiographyWith Move to Cooper-Young Area
- Friday, March 23, 2007
Thursday, a new chapter began in the life of one of Memphis' oldest and best-loved fixtures, Burke's Book Store at 1719 Poplar Ave.
Co-owners Cheryl and Corey Mesler, along with a host
- Monday, December 4, 2006
The Memphis Bar Association's Diversity Task Force sponsors a diversity summit today from 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Pink Palace Museum, 3050 Central Ave. Sessions will include "Achieving Success Through Diversity," "Why Diversity is Important for Success in the Legal Profession" and "How Minority Attorneys Can Attract Business Clients." Cost is $50 for regular registration, $30 for attorneys in firms of five or fewer and free for law students and guests. Call 527-3573 for more information.
8. The Next Chapter Unfolds in Tale of Two Bookstores
- Monday, September 11, 2006
The numbers he was crunching seemed too good to ignore.
Hugh Hollowell - a former financial planner-turned-bookstore owner - wanted to expand Midtown Books, the small used book shop he once operated across the street from Blue Monkey on Madison Avenue.
9. A Closing Chapter for Burke's?
- Thursday, May 4, 2006
In the winner-take-all, Texas hold 'em competition that is the world of retail, how many small bookstore owners can say they have a credit card slip signed by actor Gene Hackman lovingly taped to their refrigerator?
10. Archived Article: Small Biz
- Wednesday, April 7, 2004
Burkes a Mainstay in Local Book Scene
The Daily News
Its a marriage built on books. Theres just no other way to describe the relationship of Cheryl and Corey Mesler, owners of Burkes Book Store.
I hired her to marry...
11. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, March 26, 2001
Calendar of events: June 5 11 Calendar of events: March 26-April 1 March 26 The Federalist Society Memphis Lawyers Chapter is hosting a book signing with University of Mississippi School of Law professor Ronald J. Rychlak. He will discuss his latest...
12. Archived Article: Comm Briefs
- Friday, March 23, 2001
Crossroads, 25 Carroll Cloar drawings that have not been exhibited before will be displayed in the Christian Brothers Univer "Crossroads," 25 Carroll Cloar drawings that have not been exhibited before will be displayed in the Christian Bro...
13. Archived Article: Law Briefs
- Thursday, June 29, 2000
Bill Haltom, president of the Memphis Bar Association, will sign copies of his new book, ``In Search of Hamilton Burger: The T Bill Haltom, president of the Memphis Bar Association, will sign copies of his new book, ``In Search of Hamilton Burger: T...
14. Archived Article: Com Briefs
- Friday, December 17, 1999
The Baptist Womens Health Center is offering free orientation classes in January for its Weigh Down Workshop, a weight manage The Baptist Womens Health Center is offering free orientation classes in January for its Weigh Down Workshop, a weight mana...
15. Archived Article: Law Briefs
- Thursday, September 9, 1999
A Rhodes College professor has examined the lives and works of 19th century Southern judges and the emergence of the Southern j A Rhodes College professor has examined the lives and works of 19th century Southern judges and the emergence of the Sout...
16. Archived Article: Law Briefs
- Thursday, September 2, 1999
Resolute Systems Inc A Rhodes College professor has examined the lives and works of 19th century Southern judges and the emergence of the Southern judicial system in his new book, "The Southern Judicial Tradition," published by the Univers...
17. Archived Article: Real Focus
- Tuesday, May 18, 1999
The Old Home Expo This old house Memphis first Old Home Expo offers four days of preservation activities, the latest restoration products, how-to demonstrations and a tour of historic Vollintine-Evergreen homes. By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News Just...