Talk:Bookstore tourism

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L. Portlize and Bookstore Tourism[edit]

I would like to point out the LPortlize (Larry Portlize) is the creator of the "Bookstore Tourism" concept and promotes it as a business. He has contributed most of the edits to this page. A genuine conflict of interest, which raises questions as to the actual notability of the entire article. Deatonjr 11:36, 18 May 2007 (UTC)

I second this. Adding some tags.Brady Clarke 14:01, 3 October 2007 (UTC)

The name is spelled Portzline. And I don't promote Bookstore Tourism as a business. Never have. It's a small grassroots movement -- nothing more, nothing less. I've never made a penny from it. In fact, the National Council on Bookstore Tourism is a budding NON-PROFIT organization. I've contributed to this page, but I've done this to inform people about it, not to make money. I'm not sure where either of the two commenters get their information, but they are incorrect. This certainly is not a conflict of interest. I'd appreciate it if we could resolve this and get our information straight. lportzline

I suppose I should have said "promotes it *like* a business". Wikipedia is not a soapbox for an individual's pet project, non-profit organization or not. Deatonjr (talk) 04:57, 23 January 2008 (UTC)

Case in point, per speedy deletion, Portzline is the author of two books that use this article's title:

  • Bookstore Tourism: The Book Addict's Guide To Planning & Promoting Bookstore Road Trips For Bibliophiles & Other Bookshop Junkies (2004)
  • The Bookstore Tourism Travel Journal for Book Addicts on the Go (2005)

Deatonjr (talk) 05:05, 23 January 2008 (UTC)

This article needs review[edit]

Either it is legitimate - and reflects a narrow californian business view (and probably needs a much more qualified title) - or it expands - and finds examples from elsewhere outside of the original context of this article - either way it needs some changes - it shouldnt stay like this sooo long as it basically looks like an advertisement that never got deleted SatuSuro 10:19, 7 August 2011 (UTC)

I made some edits and plan to submit it to Wikipedia:WikiProject Travel and Tourism. Lportzline (talk) 16:50, 18 April 2014 (UTC)

Case of Japan[edit]

I am a student studying tourism in Tokyo, Japan. This is an example in Japan because I live in Japan, but there are also such cases. Tour you go to the old book town Jinbōchō, Tokyo, Japan. Tour you go to buy technical books which is available only there. Tour you go to buy a book that is written in the universities. Tour you go to buy the old maps. Tour you go to buy a book for enthusiasts and geeks Tour you go to buy a paper that was used in the production of and animation. Tour you go to buy in SF conventions or Comic Market a book of self-publishing. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:29, 18 June 2014 (UTC)