87 ABA Member Stores Open in 2016; 15 Sold to New Owners

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    In 2016, the American Booksellers Association welcomed 87 new indie bookstores that opened for business in 32 states and the District of Columbia, a 42.6 percent increase over the number of store openings in 2015. The new stores include a children’s bookstore, a romance bookstore, and 21 branches or satellites of existing businesses.

    In addition, 15 established ABA member stores were bought by new owners.

    ABA Member Stores/Branches Opening in 2016

    Absolutely Fiction Bookstore
    903 South John Redditt Drive
    Lufkin, TX 75904
    (936) 639-4143
    absolutelyfiction.com

    Adelina Film & Art Books
    902 SW Morrison Street
    Portland, OR 97205
    adelinabooks.com

    Another Chapter Bookstore
    9455 Owasso Expressway, Suite J
    Owasso, OK 74055
    (918) 609-5946
    facebook.com/anotherchapterbookstore

    Art of STEM
    7425 North Leavitt Avenue
    Portland, OR 97203
    (503) 206-6214
    artofstem.com

    Avid Bookshop
    1662 South Lumpkin Street
    Athens, GA 30606
    (706) 850-2843
    avidbookshop.com
    (Branch location)

    Bel and Bunna’s Books
    3581 Mount Diablo Boulevard, Suite C
    Lafayette, CA 94549
    (925) 298-5512
    belandbunnasbooks.com

    Beyond Barcodes Bookstore
    108 North Main Street, Suite B
    Kokomo, IN 46901
    (765) 271-5537
    squareup.com/market/beyondbarcodesbookstore

    Bird in Hand
    11 East 33rd Street
    Baltimore, MD 21218
    (410) 243-0757
    birdinhandcharlesvillage.com
    (Satellite of Ivy Bookshop)

    Black Dog Books
    188 Spring Street
    Newton, NJ 07860
    (201) 230-3900
    blackdogbooksnj.com

    Blue Baboon Books
    Wichita, KS 67204
    (316) 413-2400
    bluebaboonbooks.com
    (Mobile bookstore)

    The Book Haven
    3040 North Windsong Drive
    Prescott Valley, AZ 86314
    (928) 445-2299
    bookhavenaz.com

    Book World
    Junction Shopping Center
    818 West Lincoln Highway, Suite 7
    DeKalb, IL 60115
    (815) 748-9003
    bookworldstores.com
    (Branch location)

    Book-ish at Mountain Book Cottage
    404 Highway 107 South
    Cashiers, NC 28717
    (828) 743-7544
    book-ishstore.com

    Booked on 25th
    147 25th Street
    Ogden, UT 84401
    (801) 394-4891
    bookedon25th.com

    Books & Boards
    422 Main Street
    Columbus, MS 39701
    (662) 798-0859
    booksandboards.com

    Books & Books at The Studios
    533 Eaton Street
    Key West, FL 33040
    (305) 320-0208
    booksandbookskw.com
    (Branch location)

    Books + Books + Bikes + LEBO
    2602 NW 5th Avenue
    Miami, FL 33127
    booksandbooks.com
    (Branch location)

    Books & Mortar
    955 Cherry Street SE
    Grand Rapids, MI 49506
    (616) 214-8233
    booksandmortar.com

    Books and Crannies
    50 East Church Street
    Martinsville, VA 24112
    (276) 403-4380
    booksandcranniesva.com

    Books Inc.
    Santa Clara Square Marketplace
    2712 Augustine Drive, Suite 120
    Santa Clara, CA 95054
    (408) 727-1500
    booksinc.net/SantaClara
    (Branch location)

    Bound Booksellers
    158 Front Street, Suite 106
    Franklin, TN 37064
    (615) 656-5345
    boundbookstn.com

    Cabot Street Books and Cards
    272 Cabot Street
    Beverly, CA 01915
    (978) 969-3460
    hugobookstores.com
    (Branch location of Hugo Bookstores)

    Copperfield’s Books
    999 Grant Avenue
    Novato, CA 94945
    (415) 763-3052
    copperfieldsbooks.com
    (Branch location)

    Craft Books & Brews
    317 North Franklin Street
    Port Washington, WI 53074
    (262) 643-5601
    craftbooks.co

    Creative Corner Books
    607 Main Street
    Hobart, NY 13788
    (607) 386-2525
    facebook.com/creativecornerbooks

    Creative Harmony Arts & Books
    317 German Street
    Harmony, PA 16037
    (724) 452-0869
    harmonyartsbooks.com

    Cultivator Bookstore
    301 East Main Street
    Murfreesboro, NC 27818
    (252) 395-0249
    cultivatornc.com

    Dog Ear Books
    301 West Main Street
    Russellville, AR 72801
    (479) 219-5123
    ilovedogear.com

    Dog Eared Books
    489 Castro Street
    San Francisco, CA 94114
    (415) 658-7920
    dogearedbooks.com
    (Branch location)

    East City Bookshop
    645 Pennsylvania Avenue SE, Suite 100
    Washington, DC 20003
    (202) 290-1636
    eastcitybookshop.com

    East End Books Ptown
    389 Commercial Street
    Provincetown, MA 02657
    (508) 413-9059
    facebook.com/eastendbooksptown

    Ellen Plumb’s City Bookstore
    1101 Commercial Street
    Emporia, KS 66801
    (620) 208-2665
    ellenplumbs.com

    Ernest & Hadley Booksellers
    1928 7th Street
    Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
    (205) 632-5331
    ernestandhadleybooks.com

    Foggy Pine Books
    444 West King Street
    Boone, NC 28607
    (828) 386-1219
    foggypinebooks.com

    Francie and Finch Bookstore
    130 South 13th Street
    Lincoln, NE 68508
    (402) 781-0459
    francieandfinch.com

    Gathering Volumes
    196 East South Boundary Street
    Perrysburg, OH 43551
    (567) 336-6188
    gatheringvolumes.com

    Gramercy Books
    2424 East Main Street
    Bexley, OH 43209
    (614) 867-5515
    gramercybooksbexley.com

    Greenlight Bookstore
    632 Flatbush Avenue
    Brooklyn, NY 11225
    (718) 246-0200
    greenlightbookstore.com
    (Branch location)

    Half Price Books
    2615 North Decatur Road
    Decatur, GA 30033
    (404) 377-4593
    hpb.com/125

    1328 Butterfield Road
    Downers Grove, IL 60515
    (630) 705-0970
    hpb.com/124

    1205 Johnson Ferry Road
    Marietta, GA 30068
    (770) 565-3337
    hpb.com/126
    (Branch locations)

    Her Bookshop
    1006 Fatherland Street, Suite 103A
    Nashville, TN 37206
    (615) 485-5420
    herbookshop.com

    Hills & Hamlets Bookshop
    10625 Serenbe Lane
    Chattahoochee Hills, GA 30268
    (470) 488-0330
    hillsandhamlets.com
    (Branch location of Underground Books)

    HyperText Bookstore Café
    107 Merrimack Street
    Lowell, MA 01852
    (978) 677-7191
    facebook.com/HyperText-Bookstore-130173383994952/

    Kibbitznest Books, Brews & Blarney
    2212 North Clybourn Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60614
    (773) 360-7591
    kibbitznest.com

    La Playa Books
    1026 Rosencrans Street
    San Diego, CA 92106
    (619) 226-2601
    laplayabooks.com
    (Used)

    The Last Bookstore and Coffee Shop
    1013 East Main Street
    Gatesville, TX 76528
    (254) 216-0676
    thelastbookstoretx.com

    The Last Word Bookstore
    615 South Jennings Avenue
    Fort Worth, TX 76104
    (817) 862-9859
    facebook.com/thelastwordbooks

    The Little Bookshop
    1318 Sycamore Square
    Midlothian, VA 23113
    (804) 464-1244
    thelittlebookshopva.com

    Little Tidbits Bookshop
    Stanton, MI 48888
    (616) 422-3984
    littletidbitsbookshop.com
    (Online only)

    Main Street Books
    426 West Norfolk Avenue
    Norfolk, NE 68701
    (402) 860-1396
    msbooksnorfolk.com

    Midtown Reader
    1123 Thomasville Road
    Tallahassee, FL 32393
    (850) 425-2665
    midtownreader.com

    Milkweed Books
    1011 Washington Avenue South
    Minneapolis, MN 55415
    (612) 215-2540
    milkweed.org/bookstore

    Motivations that Inspire Book Store
    7402 North 56th Street, Suite 800C
    Tampa, FL 33617
    motivationsthatinspirebooks.weebly.com

    Napa Bookmine @ Oxbow
    Oxbow Public Market
    610 & 644 1st Street
    Napa, CA 94559
    (707) 726-6575
    napabookmine.com/napa-bookmine-oxbow

    Narberth Bookshop
    221 Haverford Avenue
    Narberth, PA 19072
    (610) 664-1112
    narberthbookshop.com

    Nine Stories Booksellers
    5400 Butler Street
    Pittsburgh, PA 15201
    (412) 347-8635
    ninestoriespgh.com

    Old Fox Books
    35 Maryland Avenue
    Annapolis, MD 21401
    (410) 626-2020
    oldfoxbooks.com

    Paradise Found Bookstore
    505 Pine Avenue
    Anna Maria, FL 34216
    (941) 213-9687
    paradisefoundami.com

    Play on the Strand
    2029 Strand Street
    Galveston, TX 77550
    (409) 599-0213
    playonthestrand.com

    Plot Twist Bookstore
    502 North Ankeny Boulevard
    Ankeny, IA 50023
    (515) 964-8410
    plottwistbookstore.com

    Posman Books
    Ponce City Market
    675 Ponce de Leon Avenue NE
    Atlanta, GA 30308
    (470) 355-9041
    posmanbooks.com
    (Branch location)

    Postmark Books
    449 Main Street
    Rosendale, NY 12472
    (845) 658-2479
    postmarkbooks.net

    Poway Book Shop
    12525 Kirkham Court
    Poway, CA 92064
    (858) 945-6204
    (Used)

    Prairie Fox Books
    722 LaSalle Street
    Ottawa, IL 61350
    (815) 433-7323
    prairiefoxbooks.com

    Print: A Bookstore
    273 Congress Street
    Portland, ME 04101
    (207) 536-4778
    printbookstore.com

    The Red Door Books & Local Art
    1616 Jordan Drive
    Saxapahaw, NC 27340
    (336) 525-2553
    reddoorsxpw.com

    The Ripped Bodice
    3806 Main Street
    Culver City, CA 90232
    (424) 603-4776
    therippedbodicela.com
    (Romance)

    Roundabout Books
    900 NW Mt. Washington Drive, Suite 110
    Bend, OR 97703
    (541) 306-6564
    roundaboutbookshop.com

    Savoy Bookshop & Café
    10 Canal Street
    Westerly, RI 02891
    (401) 213-3901
    banksquarebooks.com
    (Branch location of Bank Square Books)

    Spoonbill & Sugartown, Booksellers
    99 Montrose Avenue
    Brooklyn, NY 11206
    (718) 387-7322
    spoonbillbooks.com
    (Branch location)

    Stax Discount Books
    193A Boston Post Road West
    Marlboroguh, MA 01752
    (508) 251-0289
    staxbooks.com

    South Main Book Company
    (Formerly Literary Book Post; new store owned by Wendy Beeker)

    1110 South Main Street
    Salisbury, NC 28144
    (704) 630-9788
    southmainbookcompany.com

    Stories Bookshop & Storytelling Lab
    458 Bergen Street
    Brooklyn, NY 11217
    (718) 369-1167
    storiesbk.com

    The Story Shop
    124 North Broad Street
    Monroe, GA 30655
    (678) 635-8801
    visitthestoryshop.com

    Sunrise Books
    7 Hillcrest Place
    High Point, NC 27262
    (336) 397-3755
    sunrisebookshp.com

    T.S. Cornerstones
    401 Mill Street
    Bristol, PA 19007
    (267) 554-7307
    tscornerstones.com

    Third House Books & Coffee
    113 North Main Street
    Gainesville, FL 32601
    (352) 354-2124
    thirdhousebooks.com

    Third Place Books at Seward Park
    5041 Wilson Avenue South
    Seattle, WA 98118
    (206) 474-2200
    thirdplacebooks.com
    (Branch location)

    This House of Books
    224 North Broadway
    Billings, MT 59101
    (406) 534-1133
    thishouseofbooks.com

    Unlimited Books for Kids
    70 East Main Street
    Franklin, NC 28734
    (828) 369-7942
    booksunlimitednc.com
    (Branch location of Books Unlimited)

    Uprising Coffee & Books
    (Formerly Once Upon a Tome Bookstore; new store owned by Alyssa and Jacob Holster)
    655 Washington Street
    Eden, NC 27288
    (336) 612-5798
    uprisingcoffeeandbooks.com

    Volumes Bookcafé
    1474 North Milwaukee Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60622
    (773) 697-8066
    volumesbooks.com

    Walls of Books
    7739 Tylers Place Boulevard
    West Chester, OH 45069
    (513) 755-2206
    gottwalsbooks.com/westchester

    3325 Georgia Avenue NW
    Washington, DC, 20010
    (202) 836-7374
    wallsofbooksdc.com
    (Branch locations)

    White Whale Books
    (Formerly East End Book Exchange; new store owned by Jill and Adlai Yeomans)
    4754 Liberty Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA 15224
    (412) 224-2847
    whitewhalebookstore.com

    Wild Geese Bookshop
    107 South Water Street
    Franklin, IN 46131
    (317) 494-6545
    wildgeesebookshop.com

    New Owners of Existing Stores

    The Book Bin
    New owner: Philip Wilson
    Four Corner Plaza
    25304 Lankford Highway
    Onley, VA 23418
    (757) 787-7866
    bookbinva.com

    BookHampton
    New owner: Carolyn Brody
    41 Main Street
    East Hampton, NY 11937
    (631) 324-4939
    bookhampton.com

    The Bookloft
    New owner: Pamela Pescosolido
    Barrington Plaza
    332 Stockbridge Road
    Great Barrington, MA 01230
    (413) 528-1521
    thebookloft.com

    Eagle Harbor Book Company
    New owners: Jane and Dave Danielson
    157 Winslow Way East
    Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
    (206) 842-5332
    eagleharborbooks.com

    Episcopal Books
    New owner: Randy Gilchrist
    3837 Stone Way North
    Seattle, WA 98103
    (206) 545-0500
    episcopalbookstore.com

    Four-Eyed Frog Books
    New owner: Community-owned bookstore
    39138 Ocean Drive
    Gualala, CA 95445
    (707) 884-1333
    foureyedfrog.com

    Island Bound Bookstore
    New owners: Susan Bush and Laura Parsons
    413 Water Street
    Block Island, RI  02807-0413
    (401) 466-8878
    islandboundbookstore.com

    Maine Coast Book Shop & Café
    New owner: Jeff Curtis, Sherman’s Books & Stationery Stores
    158 Main Street
    Damariscotta, ME 04543
    (207) 563-3207
    mainecoastbookshop.com

    Misty Valley Books
    New owners: Michael DeSanto and Renee Reiner
    58 The Common
    Chester, VT 05143
    (802) 875-3400
    mvbooks.com
    (Branch location of Phoenix Books)

    North by Northwest Books
    New owner: Rachel Robertson
    6334 South Highway 101, Suite 1
    Lincoln City, OR 97367
    (541) 994-3087
    facebook.com/NorthByNorthwestBooks

    Off the Beaten Path Bookstore
    New owner: Katie Gustafson
    28 Chautauqua Avenue
    Lakewood, NY 14750
    (716) 720-4917
    obpbooks.com

    Open Books: A Poem Emporium
    New owner: Billie Swift
    2414 North 45th Street
    Seattle, WA 98103
    (206) 633-0811
    openpoetrybooks.com

    The Storybook Shoppe
    New owner: Sally Sue Lavigne
    41A Calhoun Streeet
    Bluffton, SC 29910
    (843) 757-2600
    thestorybookshoppe.com

    Viewpoint Books
    New owners: Beth and John Stroh
    548 Washington Street
    Columbus, IN 47201
    (812) 376-0778
    viewpointbooks.com

    Village Books
    New owner: Jean Healy
    Central Square Mall
    201 NW 4th Street
    Grand Rapids, MN 55744
    (218) 326-9458
    villagebookstoremn.com


    If your store opened in 2016 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.