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    Bike-Riding Book Peddler Takes on New Orleans

    Veronica Brooks-Sigler is putting a new spin on the bookmobile while she saves up for a bricks-and-mortar store in her home state of Connecticut.

    Around Indies

    New York City’s Book Culture opens fourth store; Ohio’s Gramercy Books celebrates first anniversary; Byrd’s Books celebrates sixth birthday with baking bash; New leaders for The Bookstore as longtime owner sets retirement date; M. Judson Booksellers & Storytellers launches traveling book club; Llama Llama comes to life at McIntyre’s Books

    Welcome to ABA, Black Bird Bookstore!

    Bookstore veteran Kathryn Grantham is reinventing the art of the book sale with a minimalist philosophy and just 1,000 curated titles on her reclaimed wood shelves.

    Around Indies

    Book Suey opens in Michigan; Wheatberry Books opens in Ohio; Riffraff opens in Rhode Island; Books & Books hosts grand opening for latest store; Writer’s Block Bookstore coming to Alaska; New Dominion bookshop gets new owner; Duende District plans more pop-ups; Crystal Books and Gifts celebrates 30th anniversary

    New Chapter Begins for Cover to Cover

    Cover to Cover Books for Young Readers has a new owner who plans to reopen the store in a new location in the Columbus, Ohio, area in January.

    Zenith Bookstore to Honor Icelandic Tradition With Free Chocolate for Customers

    This December, Zenith Bookstore is bringing the Icelandic tradition of “Jólabókaflóð,” or “Yule Book Flood,” to Duluth, Minnesota, for two weeks of books and chocolate.

    Around Indies

    Sassafras on Sutton to open in February; The Published Page opens in Texas; Author Marc Lamont Hill opens bookstore in Philadelphia; Watermark Books & Café, The Eloquent Page, Paulina Springs Books mark milestone anniversaries; Lahaska Bookshop to appear on local news; The Book Look hosts open house in new location; BookEnds owner wins community service award

    Around Indies

    Books & Books rolls out red carpet for movie premiere; Whitelam Books hosts grand opening; Greedy Reads coming to Baltimore; HugoBooks opens holiday pop-up; Moonraker Books marks 45 years in business; Island Books voted best bookstore in western Washington

    Solid State Books Starts Holiday Pop-Up Ahead of January Opening

    Solid State’s owners, veteran booksellers and buddies, have revealed plans for an independent bookstore with a focus on events, customer service, and children’s books.

    Indie Bookstores Earn Spots in Small Business of the Year Award Quarterfinals

    Four ABA member bookstores have been named quarterfinalists for Independent We Stand’s 2017 Independent Small Business of the Year Award; semifinalist voting continues through December 10.

    Around Indies

    MahoganyBooks opening in Washington, D.C.; Duende District opening pop-up shop in D.C.’s Union Market; Florida’s Midtown Reader marks one year in business; Bookshop Santa Cruz creates scavenger hunt for book event

    Around Indies

    The Lit. Bar signs lease in the Bronx; Whitelam Books holds soft opening; Book Nook reopens after fire; Just One More Page opens in Pennsylvania; Regulator Bookshop to change hands; Cider Monday returns with message to shop local; Seminary Co-Op hosts pop-up shop at Obama Foundation Summit

    Welcome to ABA, Schomburg Shop!

    The Schomburg Shop, the independent bookstore arm of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem, is one of the American Booksellers Association’s newest members.

    Card Carrying Books & Gifts Opens With Upbeat Feminist Message

    A new bookstore in Corning, New York, has become a clubhouse for area teens by offering a mix of books and gifts with a feminist twist. 

    Politics & Prose in D.C. To Expand Flagship Store

    Politics & Prose in Washington, D.C., will be expanding its main store on Connecticut Avenue NW. 


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