Around Indies

    The Lev pops up in L.A.; Poetic Justice Books & Arts opens in Florida; Briars & Brambles to open in New York; A New Chapter opens in West Virginia; Solid State, Storybrooke Café, Let’s Play Books grow offerings; Winchester Book Gallery on the move; Violet Valley serves as “a beacon of hope and pride and love”; Staff changes at {pages}; Quail Ridge Books wins local awards; Downtown Books finds success with nonprofit partnerships; Local news profiles Klindt’s

    Around Indies

    New branches for Books & Books, Page 158, Hudson Group; Narrow Gauge nears opening; A Room of One’s Own to change hands; Mitchell’s Book Corner, Neighborhood Reads mark anniversaries; Byrd’s Books on the move; The Bookery named best of New Hampshire; Local news looks at indie bookstores in D.C., Salt Lake City, Chicago, and more

    June 19 Opening Scheduled for Politics and Prose’s Union Market Store

    Politics and Prose’s second branch location is slated to open June 19 in Washington, D.C.’s Union Market district. The store opened its first branch at The Wharf last fall and expanded its flagship store this year.

    Celebrating Pride at Indie Bookstores

    Indie booksellers are breaking out the rainbows to mark Pride Month. Here are just a few of the many snapshots of displays and events shared by booksellers on social media.

    BTW to Arrive Next Thursday From Children’s Institute

    The next issue of Bookselling This Week will arrive in inboxes on Thursday, June 21, with reports and photos from the sixth ABC Children’s Institute.

    Around Indies

    Bay Books holds grand opening; Adventure Bound Books sets opening date; Hooked on Books to mark 20 years; Local TV station profiles Union Ave Books; Booksellers appear on Westworld TV show and Retail Gets Real podcast; Bookmarks names employee of the quarter

    A Roundup of Results From BTW’s One Second Survey

    Over the last several months, hundreds of readers have responded to Bookselling This Week’s one second survey. Here’s a snapshot of what you had to say about the random things we asked.

    Around Indies

    Lark & Owl to open in Texas; Booked to open in Illinois; Books Inc. opens new California store; Anniversaries celebrated at Prairie Lights, Doylestown Bookshop, BookBar; MahoganyBooks, Cafe con Libros, Book Larder featured in national publications; Staff changes at BookPeople, R.J. Julia; The Bookstore at Fitger’s, Rediscovered Books take home awards

    BTW to Arrive Next Friday From BookExpo

    The next issue of Bookselling This Week will arrive in inboxes on Friday, June 1, with reports and photos from BookExpo 2018.

    Around Indies

    Split Rock Books, Biblio-Tech Café, Shakespeare & Co. to open in New York; Expansions and renovations for Monkey and Dog Books, Prairie Pages, Brace Books; The Book Barn, the river’s end, BookBar mark anniversaries; Chapters Bookshop owner joins city council; Bustle looks at genre bookstores; Local news highlights stores in Boston, New York City, and Shelbyville, Indiana

    Three Literary Festivals Premiere Over Single May Weekend

    Last weekend marked the launch of the Colorado Children’s Book Festival, the Greensboro Bound Literary Festival, and the Bronx Book Festival.

    Around Indies

    New Orleans bookstores celebrate Independent Bookstore Day; Mysterious Galaxy opens outpost; Bienville Books sold; Elizabeth Jordan named BookPeople CEO; Doylestown Bookshop, Main Street Books mark anniversaries; Village Books gets new café; Vroman’s partners with local magazine; Lonely Planet features top children’s bookstores; Local news highlights bookstores in D.C., the Bronx, Cape Cod, and Albany, New York

    Boogie Down Books Brings Borderless Bookselling Brand to the Bronx

    Boogie Down Books, a “bookstore without walls” run by former English teacher Rebekah Shoaf, stages pop-up events featuring books for kids and teens at borough schools, businesses, and organizations.

    Around Indies

    New bookstores for Bookie’s, The Center for Fiction; New owners for Canterbury Book Store; Books Are Magic, Mysterious Galaxy celebrate anniversaries; Eight Cousins wins award; Maria’s Bookshop goes on the market; Petition launches to keep Moravian independent; Local news features booksellers from The Reading Bug, Watermark, DIESEL, and Literati; Bookstore roundups feature stores in Atlanta, Pittsburgh, and Columbus

    Main(e) Point Books to Open This Summer

    Main(e) Point Books, slated to open in Islesboro, Maine, this June, will cater to residents and to vacationers from all over the country who flood the island’s beaches every summer.


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