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.