Here’s what’s happening in the world of indie bookstores this week:
Napa Bookmine will reopen in the former location of Main Street Books in St. Helena, California, under the name Main Street Bookmine.
Zenith Bookstore in Duluth, Minnesota, will be celebrating Jólabókaflóð, an Icelandic holiday tradition of gifting books, beginning on December 1 with free gift wrapping and complimentary chocolate. The celebration will run through December 24.
AFK Books & Records in Virginia Beach, Virginia, was featured in the article “Lengthy corporate career leads to indie book and record store in Virginia Beach.”
From My Shelf in Wellsboro, Pennsylvania, was featured in an article called “Huck and Finn: Two Bonded Bookstore Cats With a Lovely Story of Their Own.”
Wishing Tree Books in Spokane, Washington, was featured in the article “Janelle Smith’s new kid-centric Wishing Tree Books is the culmination of a dream, and years of work.”
Page 2 Books in Burien, Washington, was included in an article called “After moving ‘about 20 feet,’ Burien’s Page 2 Books is reconnecting with its community.”
Milkweed Editions will publish Little Shell (forthcoming in 2021) by Fact & Fiction bookseller Chris La Tray.
New Dominion Bookshop in Charlottesville, Virginia, prepared for Thanksgiving with a “Well-Read Turkey,” handmade by bookseller Jennifer Grover. Booksellers can watch the full tutorial, courtesy of Cheshire Public Library, here. The store also hosted The Virginia Bells, an all-girls a cappella group at the University of Virginia, along with other musical groups as a way to spread good cheer and encourage new customers to stop by.
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