45 ABA Member Stores Open in 2013*

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*New stores/new owners added on February 21 and February 24, 2014.

14 Existing Stores Bought by New Owners

The American Booksellers Association welcomed 45 indie bookstores that opened for business in 2013 in 20 states. Among them are six branches of existing businesses. California is home to 11 new stores; Michigan and New York, four; Pennsylvania and North Carolina, three; and Georgia, Maryland, New Jersey, Texas, and Washington State, two.

In another sign of the vitality of independent bookselling, last year 14 established ABA member stores were bought by new owners.

In June, when Granada Books kicked off its first day in business in downtown Santa Barbara, California, 600 people came to the opening day party, and there was a line spilling onto the sidewalk in front of the 3,000-square-foot bookshop. “To me, it was an indicator of how much people missed this community resource,” said co-owner Sharon Hoshida, who, with business partner Emmett McDonough, brought Granada Books to life. “We really envisioned this being a hub of a community,” Hoshida said. “What we wanted to do at this point in our lives is to bring the treasure back into being in a bookstore.”

In December, Christine Onorati, the owner of Brooklyn, New York’s WORD, opened a 2,400-square-foot branch store in a commercial building in bustling Jersey City, New Jersey. The new store is designed to accommodate small and intimate events, but can easily be opened up to fit 300 standing guests — all of whom will have clear sightlines to the stage. It also offers an expanded children’s section, a café, and inventory that Onorati didn’t have room for in her Brooklyn store, including art supplies and other sidelines. Of the new store, Onorati said, “It’s given me a new excitement for books.”

Stephanie Hochschild took over The Book Stall at Chestnut Court in Winnetka, Illinois, in July after training under owner Roberta Rubin, who had run the store for 31 years. Hoschchild, who attended last month’s Winter Institute in Seattle, said the excitement and buzz of the three days of events confirmed for her “that the enthusiasm for the industry is so strong.” Back home in Winnetka, Hochschild’s family is relishing the bookstore adventure, and despite the abysmal weather this winter, she said that sales are remaining strong.

New Bookstores/Branches Opening in 2013

A Book Above
136 West Vallette Street
Elmhurst, IL 60126
(847) 471-6277
www.abookabove.com

All Inked Up Books
629 First Street
Brentwood, CA 94513
(925) 516-9245
www.allinkedupbooks.com

Amazing Books
929 Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
(412) 471-1899
www.amazingbookspgh.com

Astoria Bookshop
31-29 31st Street
Astoria, NY 11106
(718) 278-2665
www.astoriabookshop.com

Book Bohemia
2338 South Range Avenue
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
(225) 573-4405
www.facebook.com/BookBohemia

BookBar
4280 Tennyson Street
Denver, CO 80212
(720) 443-2227
www.bookbardenver.com

Bookbound
1729 Plymouth Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
(734) 904-6411
www.bookboundbookstore.com

Bookish Bookstore
1816 Euclid Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94709
(510) 704-0900
www.facebook.com/Bookishbookstore

Booksy Galore
67 Westchester Avenue
Pound Ridge, NY 10576
(646) 285-1265
www.facebook.com/BooksyGalore

Branches Books & Gifts*
40282 Highway 41, Suite 14
Oakhurst, CA 93644
(559) 641-2019
www.branchesbooks.com

Copperfield’s Books San Rafael
850 4th Street
San Rafael, CA 94901
(415) 524-2800
www.copperfieldsbooks.com
(Branch store)

Curious Iguana
12 North Market Street
Frederick, MD 21701
(301) 695-2500
www.curiousiguana.com

DIESEL, A Bookstore – Larkspur
2419 Larkspur Landing Circle
Larkspur, CA 94939
(415) 785-8177
www.dieselbookstore.com
(Branch store)

Edgewater Books
951 Central Avenue East
Edgewater, MD 21037
(443) 454-2803
www.edgewaterbooks.com

Folio Books
3957 24th Street
San Francisco, CA 94114
(415) 264-2306
www.foliosf.com

Granada Books
1224 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
(805) 845-1818
www.sbgranadabooks.com

Great Expectations Books and More
198 North Main Street
Rutherfordton, NC 28139
(828) 286-9616
www.facebook.com/greatexpbks

Hiram Books
5077 Jimmy Lee Smith Parkway
Hiram, GA 30141
(770) 480-9190
www.hirambookstore.com

Hozhoni Bookstore
22 Tubac Road
Tubac, AZ 85646
(520) 398-2921

I Read Books
3001 South 144th Street
Omaha, NE 68144
(402) 905-0148
www.facebook.com/iReadBooks2013

Let’s Play Books!
379 Main Street
Emmaus, PA 18049
(610) 928-8600
www.letsplaybooks.com

Letterpress Books
Northgate Plaza
91 Auburn Street
Portland, ME 04103
(207) 415-0003
www.letterpress-books.com

Letters Bookshop
313 West Main Street
Durham, NC 27701
(919) 973-2573
www.lettersbookshop.com

Literati Bookstore
124 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
(734) 585-5567
www.literatibookstore.com

Main Point Books
1041 West Lancaster Avenue
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
(610) 525-1480
www.mainpointbooks.com

Malvern Books
613 West 29th Street
Austin, TX 78705
(512) 322-2097
www.malvernbooks.com

Napa Bookmine
964 Pearl Street
Napa, CA 94559
(707) 733-3199
www.napabookmine.com

Northshire Saratoga
424 Broadway
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
(518) 682-4200
www.northshire.com
(Branch store)

Page 2 Books
457 S.W. 152nd Street
Burien, WA 98166
(206) 248-7248
www.page2books.com

Pages on Livernois
21635 Stanstead Road
Northville, MI 48167
(248) 982-1590
www.facebook.com/PagesBookstoreDetroit

Purple Tree Books
334 North Main Street
Cheboygan, MI 49721
(231) 838-0719
purpletreebooks.com

Queen Anne Book Company
1811 Queen Anne Avenue North
Seattle, WA 98109
(206) 284-2427
www.qabookco.com

Scuppernong Books*
304 South Elm Street
Greensboro, NC 27401
(336) 763-1919
www.scuppernongbooks.com

Subtext Book Shop
209 Union Street
New Bedford, MA 02740
(774) 202-0649
www.facebook.com/SubtextBookShop

Terrace Books
242 Prospect Park West
Brooklyn, NY 11215
(718) 788-3475
www.terracebooks.com
(Branch store)

The Bear and the Books
45 West Broad Street
Hopewell, NJ 08525
(609) 466-9415
www.thebearandthebooks.com

The Book Peddler
200 West Main Street
Thomaston, GA 30286
(706) 975-0710
www.facebook.com/TheBookPeddler

The Booksellers on Fountain Square
505 Vine Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
(513) 545-7771
www.booksellersonfountainsquare.com
(Branch store)

The Bookworks
667 Lighthouse Avenue
Pacific Grove, CA 93950
(831) 372-2242
www.theworkspg.com

The Dog-Eared Page
5297 South Hillsden Drive
Holladay, UT 84117
(801) 718-7888
www.thedogearedpage.info

The Library Shop
330 Park Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 236-5802
www.libraryshopsd.com

Village House of Books
326 Village Lane
Los Gatos, CA 95030
(408) 354-6600
www.villagehouseofbooks.com

Whitetale Books
2010 S.W. HK Dodgen Loop
Temple, TX 76504
(254) 774-9695
www.whitetalebookstore.com

Wonderland Children’s Books
59 Greentree Drive
Dover, DE 19904
(347) 452-8846

WORD Jersey City
123 Newark Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07302
(201) 763-6611
wordbookstores.com
(Branch)

ABA Member Store Openings Since the Start of 2014

Blue Frog Books
3615 East Grand River Avenue
Howell, MI 48843
(517) 552-6080
www.oldfriendsbooks.com

Clock Tower Books
105 Screven Street
Georgetown, SC 29440
(843) 546-8212
www.facebook.com/pages/Clock-Tower-Books/1403849783183302

Greenhouse Children’s Books
1122 Tittabawasse Road
Saginaw, MI 48604
(989) 752-6313
www.greenhouse-books.com

The Purple Chair
2302 Gruene Lake Drive
New Braunfels, TX 78130
(830) 387-4837
www.thepurplechairnb.com

Existing Stores Bought by New Owners in 2013

Between the Covers
152 East Main Street
Harbor Springs, MI 49740
(231) 526-6658
www.facebook.com/btcbookstore

House of Books
10 North Main Street
Kent, CT 06757
(860) 927-4104
www.hobooks.com

Inkwood Books
216 South Armenia Avenue
Tampa, FL 33609
(813) 253-2638
www.inkwoodbooks.com

Lake Forest Book Store
680 North Western Avenue
Lake Forest, IL, 60045
(847) 234-4420
www.lakeforestbookstore.com

Little Joe’s Books*
25 Katonah Avenue
Katonah, NY 10536
(914) 232-7278
www.littlejoesbooks.com

Moby Dickens Bookshop
124 Bent Street, Suite A
Taos, NM 87571
(575) 758-3050
www.mobydickens.com

Paragraphs Bookstore
229 South Main Street
Mount Vernon, OH 43050
(740) 392-9290
www.paragraphsbookstore.com

Penguin Bookshop*
417 1/2 Beaver Street
Sewickley, PA  15143
(412) 741-3838
www.penguinbookshop.com

Porter Square Books
25 White Street
Cambridge, MA 02140
(617) 491-2220
www.portersquarebooks.com

Quail Ridge Books & Music
3522 Wade Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27607
(919) 828-7912
www.quailridgebooks.com

Snowbound Books
118 North 3rd Street
Marquette, MI 49855
(906) 228-4448
www.snowboundbooks.com

The Book Stall at Chestnut Court
811 Elm Street
Winnetka, IL 60093
(847) 446-8880
www.thebookstall.com

The Learned Owl Book Shop
204 North Main Street
Hudson, OH 44236
(330) 653-2252
www.learnedowl.com

Tome on the Range Books
158 Bridge Street
Las Vegas, NV 87701
(505) 454-9944
www.facebook.com/tomeontherange

And changing hands at the beginning of 2014 were:

Parnassus Books
105 Stedman Street
Ketchikan, AK 99901
(907) 225-7690
www.ketchikanbooks.com

That Bookstore in Blytheville
316 West Main Street
Blytheville, AR 72315
(800) 844-8306
www.thatbookstoreinblytheville.com

If your store opened in 2013 or you became the new owner of an existing ABA member store and we did not include you on this list, please let us know. We’ll be happy to update the list and to run an addendum in an upcoming edition of BTW.