New Booksellers

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    Fine Print Booksellers opens in Maine; Queens Bookshop Initiative holds soft opening; McLean & Eakin, Another Read Through mark anniversaries; New owners for Cover to Cover; Andover Bookstore, Ellen Plumb’s on the move; Savoy, Bank Square partner with Pequot Museum; Conundrum bookstore launches publishing arm; Water Street Bookstore wins Independent Spirit Award

    Around Indies

    Solid State Books to open in D.C.; Norwich Bookstore celebrates 23 years; Novel Books named best bookstore in county; Beyond Barcodes’ DeAndra Beard wins community service business award

    Dundee Book Company, a Mobile Bookstore, Rolls Into Omaha Literary Community

    Omaha, Nebraska, couple Ted and Nicole Wheeler have launched the Dundee Book Company, a mobile bookstore selling titles by local authors, books from indie presses, and the best new literary writing.

    Limited Availability Remaining for “Owning a Bookstore” Workshop

    Just a few spots remain for The Bookstore Training Group of Paz & Associates’ next “Owning a Bookstore” workshop, which takes place from August 27 to 30 in Nashville, Tennessee.

    Around Indies

    The Little Boho Bookshop opens in New Jersey; Bibliobar to open next year in Texas; New owner for Book Review; Half Price Books marks 45 years; Duck’s Cottage marks 15 years; Basically Books relocates; Lit. on Fire plans a move

    Interabang Books Schedules Grand Opening for September 9

    Interabang Books opened its doors in Dallas on July 1 and has scheduled its grand opening for Saturday, September 9, with a kick-off party to follow on Monday, September 11.

    Welcome to ABA, Winston Smith Books!

    This installment of Bookselling This Week’s series “Welcome to ABA!” features Winston Smith Books, a used and rare bookstore in Auburn, California, which joined ABA earlier this year.

    Two Physicians Open Rebel Heart Books in Jacksonville, Oregon

    Doctors Eileen Bobek and Natalya Miller have opened Rebel Heart Books, a new general-interest independent bookstore specializing in adult, children’s, and young adult books.

    Around Indies

    Bookmarks literary nonprofit opens bookstore; Bookie’s relocates, creates events space; Raven Book Store changes hands; BookStacks, Blue Ridge Books mark anniversaries; Kepler’s launches nonprofit literary foundation; Watermark Books teams with police to deliver books

    Sententia Vera Cultural Hub Opens in Texas

    Cultural consultant and Spanish linguist Teresa Carbajal Ravet recently opened the Sententia Vera Cultural Hub, an independent bookstore, coffee bar, and co-working space, in Dripping Springs, Texas.

    April–June 2017: ABA Member Stores Opening/Sold

    The second quarter of 2017 saw 15 ABA member store openings and six sales of existing businesses to new owners.

    Registration Underway for August Workshop for Prospective Bookstore Owners

    The Bookstore Training Group of Paz & Associates will present its next “Owning a Bookstore” workshop retreat for new and prospective booksellers from August 27 to 30 in Nashville, Tennessee.

    A Roundup of Publisher Support Programs for New Indie Bookstores

    Booksellers can visit the American Booksellers Association’s Book Buyer’s Handbook to find information about publisher programs aimed at supporting new bookstores opening in the independent channel.

    Around Indies

    Interabang Books, Zenith Bookstore open; Booksmith debuts The Bindery; Duende District to pop up in coffee bar; Inkwood Books on the move; Tattered Cover ownership transition complete; Tubby & Coo’s launches publishing arm

    Around Indies

    Novel bookstore to open in Memphis; Bookbinders Basalt debuts; Walls of Books opens in Georgia; The Strand, Three Sisters, Next Page Books mark anniversaries; Bookbug to expand; Two Sisters Bookery changes hands; From My Shelf owners to sell store via contest


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