New Booksellers

    Around Indies

    Brick & Mortar Books to open in Washington; New owner for Winston Smith Books; McLean & Eakin, Broadway Books to mark 25 years; Queens Bookshop Initiative lands storefront; New staff at Kramerbooks, [words] Bookstore

    Around Indies

    Bookbinders Basalt to open in Colorado; Book Culture to open branch in Queens; NewSouth Bookstore to expand; Country Bookshelf marks 60 years; Indie bookstore documentary features Learned Owl; Maria’s Independent Bookstore Day festivities highlighted; Betsy Burton of The King’s English pens op-ed

    New Nonprofit Bookstore Employs Workers With Disabilities

    John Horgan and Jim Ingalls are the co-founders of The First Chapter, a nonprofit bookstore in Leominster, Massachusetts, that employs people with disabilities to teach them vocational skills.

    Around Indies

    Books Are Magic opens in Brooklyn; Bookmarks breaks ground on storefront; Tribeca GalleryCafé & Books to open second location; Saturn Booksellers on the move; BookPeople of Moscow, Gibson’s Bookstore named “Best Of”; Bookie’s Paperbacks raises funds for accessible bathrooms

    Around Indies

    Flashlight Books to open in California; Brazos Bookstore announces plans for Summer of Jane Austen; Politics & Prose co-owner Lissa Muscatine to publish Hillaryland

    January–March 2017: ABA Member Stores Opening/Sold

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

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    Serendipity Books in the works for Connecticut; Saturn Booksellers, Tribeca GalleryCafe, East City Bookshop to celebrate birthdays; Firefly Books relocates; Content Bookstore, Bookie’s Paperbacks to grow; G.J. Ford Bookshop lands role in film

    Around Indies

    Duende District Bookstore coming to Washington, D.C.; Read With Me opens in Raleigh; New owners for Lorelei Books, Blue Hill Books; Phoenix Books launches self-publishing division

    BTW News Briefs

    Prospective booksellers complete Paz “boot camp”; NAIBA to offer IBD grants; BolognaFiere to launch copyright/licensing show in NYC; PW Star Watch seeks nominations; Isla Fisher added to BookExpo Children’s Breakfast; HarperCollins launches anniversary projects; Bookmasters adds three publishers; May Buzz Books Monthly; Winners (NCIBA Book, Walt Whitman awards), Baileys Prize shortlist announced

    Around Indies

    Books Are Magic sets tentative opening date; Book Culture to celebrate 20 years; Staff changes at This House of Books; Talking Leaves to consolidate stores

    Around Indies

    WORD to open children’s bookstore; Wesleyan University bookstore to feature café; Breakwater Books, Secret Garden plan anniversary celebrations 

    Noelle Santos’ Lit. Bar Hits $100,000 Fundraising Goal

    Noelle Santos’s Indiegogo campaign has surpassed its $100,000 fundraising goal to open The Lit. Bar, a bookstore/wine bar in the South Bronx.

    Around Indies

    Books Inc. to open new branch; Books Are Magic secures location; Second Flight Books opens in Indiana; Main Street Books to celebrate 20 years; Square Books’ Richard Howorth to serve as chair of TVA board

    Noelle Santos’ Lit. Bar Gathers Momentum for a Summer Opening

    Noelle Santos, an HR professional with a love of literature, is just a few steps away from signing a lease for The Lit. Bar, a bookstore/wine bar, in her native South Bronx. 

    Around Indies

    Word After Word to celebrate grand opening; Zenith Bookstore to open this summer; Vermont’s Yankee Bookshop joins Phoenix Books family; Browseabout Books partners with local bookmobile

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