New Booksellers

01 Oct

Upon Marking Their First Anniversaries, Four New Bookstore Owners Look Back

Bookselling This Week recently reached out to four bookstore owners after one year in business to talk about what they expected, what surprised them, and what they wished they had known going in.

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25 Sep
Gavin J. Grant and Kelly Link with Small Beer Press author Kim Scott at White Square Books.

Author Kelly Link, Gavin J. Grant to Open Book Moon in Easthampton, Massachusetts

Author Kelly Link and her husband, Gavin J. Grant, the team behind Small Beer Press, are set to purchase White Square Books, which will reopen under the name Book Moon in early October.

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25 Sep

Around Indies

Paper Boat, Sausalito Books by the Bay, new Little City location to open; Sidekick, Completely Booked, Libreria now open; Fables marks three months; Jane Mead dies at 61; MahoganyBooks among top minority business enterprises; Charlie Lovett wins Bookmarks Literary Achievement Award; Read With Me partners with Kid Lab; Book Culture, McNally Jackson, Shakespeare & Co., Neverending Bookshop, WORD Bookstores, Parnassus, Octavia, Pegasus, Moe’s, Mrs. Dalloway’s, University Press mentioned in local news.

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18 Sep

Around Indies

The Lion’s Mouth, Charm City to open; BookBar owner to open community book bank; Square Books opens fourth location; Righton hosts grand opening; New owners for Orinda; Mr. Mopps moves; Greenlight celebrates 10 years; Danny Caine named Midwest Bookseller of the Year; Personnel changes at Quail Ridge; Blue Manatee hosts raffle; Wild Rumpus, Published Page, Next Chapter, The Last Bookstore featured in local news.

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11 Sep

Around Indies

Sidekick, Busboys and Poets, Auburn Oil Co. to open; Commonplace Reader, Paper Boat now open; Murphy’s to stay open; Quail Ridge to celebrate 35th; New owners for Linden Tree Books; Jeff and Julie Kinney buy site across from Unlikely Story; Ellen Ourada of Wild Rumpus to retire; Boogie Down to provide books to incarcerated teens; Lexie Bean recipient of Bookshop Santa Cruz Writing Residency; Casa Camino Real, Gramercy, Second Star to the Right host events; Hideaway on list of Utah bookstores; Cornell University newspaper promotes shopping at indies. 

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11 Sep

Green Apple Books Buys Browser Books

“We’re proud to help shepherd the beloved Browser Books into the future,” said Green Apple’s Pete Mulvihill, who co-owns the store with Kevin Hunsanger. 

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10 Sep
Peter Schertz, Evan Schertz, Andrea Avantaggio

Maria’s Bookshop Celebrates 35 Years in Business

Maria’s Bookshop in Durango, Colorado, is thanking its community on its 35th anniversary with a celebration of the rich history of the shop and a commitment to an exciting future.

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04 Sep
Bodacious Bookstore & Cafe sign

Around Indies

Jenny Lawson’s Nowhere to open; Bodacious to host grand opening; Phoenix Books Misty Valley becomes Blair Books & More; Vroman’s rebrands, celebrates 125th; Small World celebrates 50th; Wellesley wins Independent Spirit Award; New Dominion named best in Charlottesville; Books Inc. showcases remodel; Three Sisters, Octavia, Bookie’s, Rediscovered, Penn Book Center, Drama Book Shop, McNally Jackson, Books Are Magic, Greenlight, The Lit. Bar, The Bookmark Shoppe, Bluestocking, Mysterious Galaxy, Warwick’s, Longfellow, Sherman’s featured in local news. 

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28 Aug
Katherine Reay posing with a Mad Lib will, given to her by Saturn Booksellers.

Around Indies

Patchouli Joe’s to open; Fabled, McNally Jackson Seaport District, Book & Puppet debut; DIESEL, Greedy Reads, Tattered Cover to open new locations; Gottwals, Ivy to move; Penn Book Center under new ownership; The Book Worm transitions to co-op; Vroman’s, Women & Children First, Square celebrate anniversaries; Casa Camino Real hosts fiesta; Third Street, Hooray for Books!, Neverending Bookshop, Rediscovered, Books & Books, Lark & Owl, M. Judson, Queen Anne, Wild Geese, Saturn, Greenlight, Unabridged, Left Bank, The Last Bookstore, Montague Bookmill, Sun Rose, Words!, BookTowne, River Road, BookBar, Literati, Nicola’s, Bookworks featured in local news

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21 Aug

Around Indies

Sidekick to open; Palabras celebrates four years; Books Inc. remodels; Bookmarks recognized by school librarians; Half Price to be exclusive retailer for Mary Kay on People Management; Books Are Magic to sell “Melt the Guns” totes; Carmichael’s, The Open Door, Vintage, Weller Book Works, BookBar, Tattered Cover, Boulder, Book Soup, The Last Bookstore, Skylight, Vroman’s featured in local news. 

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14 Aug

Around Indies

Sandcastle Tales opens; Erin Rivera takes over Frugal Frigate; Book + Bottle, Madison Street to open; Sweetwood, Adventure Bound, Ivy move; Narrow Gauge celebrates first year; Branches Books and Gifts named Business of the Year; Drew Sieplinga featured on The Moth; Main Street Books, Brewster, Third Street, The Bookstore, Love’s Sweet Arrow, Nantucket Bookworks, Wild Detectives, Porter Square, Northshire, Jane Addams, Old Town, Birchbark, Books Are Magic, Turnrow, Literati featured in local news. 

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14 Aug
Marissa and Roseann Backlin of Love's Sweet Arrow.

What’s in a Name? Love’s Sweet Arrow

Mother-daughter duo and avid romance readers Marissa and Roseann Backlin opened Love’s Sweet Arrow, a new and used romance bookstore, in Tinley Park, Illinois, this past June. 

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07 Aug
An interior view of Books on the Pond.

Around Indies

Books on the Pond now open; Lark and Owl to host grand opening; Rediscovered, Half Price to open new locations; Patchouli Joe’s to open; Between Books 2.0 relocates; Cabot St. sold, renamed Copper Dog Books; Weller Book Works, Yellowknife Book Cellar, Main Street celebrate anniversaries; Staff changes at Seminary Coop; Doylestown to offer subscription service; Source, Pages, Underground Railroad Reading Station, Carmichael’s, Ripped Bodice, Phoenix, Semicolon, Browseabout, Wild Detectives, Book Barn, Village Square, Malaprop’s, Trident, Pagination mentioned in local news. 

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31 Jul
High Five Books logo

Around Indies

High Five, Commonplace Reader to open; Women & Children First, Norwich celebrate anniversaries; Michelle Haring named Bookseller of the Year by RWA; Half Price named best bookstore in San Antonio; New Dominion bookseller makes Good Night Moon-inspired sign; Bookshop Santa Cruz launches Bookshop Caucus; Bookmarks to host 15th annual Festival of Books & Authors; Book Suey, Birchbark, Second Star to the Right, The Last Bookstore, Binnacle, Hennessey & Ingalls, Harbor Books, McNally Jackson, Changing Hands featured in local news.

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29 Jul
Scholastic book logo

Scholastic Launches Ordering Program for New Indie Bookstores

Through the program, new bookstores or new branch locations are eligible for additional discounts and dating on their initial order.

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