April–June 2017: ABA Member Stores Opening/Sold

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    The second quarter of 2017 saw 15 ABA member store openings and six sales of existing businesses to new owners. Among the openings are a children’s bookstore, a book subscription service, and new branches of established bookstores.

    NEW STORES

    Belmont Books
    79 Leonard Street
    Belmont, MA 02478
    (617) 932-1496
    belmontbooks.com

    Bookbinders Basalt
    760 East Valley Road, Suite C-122
    Basalt, CO 81621
    (970) 279-5040
    bookbindersbasalt.com

    Books & Books, Suniland Shops
    11299 South Dixie Highway
    Miami, FL 33156
    booksandbooks.com
    (Branch location)

    Books Are Magic
    225 Smith Street
    Brooklyn, NY 11231
    (718) 246-BOOK
    booksaremagic.net

    Brick & Mortar Books
    7430 164th Avenue NE, Suite B105
    Redmond, WA 98052
    (425) 869-0606
    brickandmortarbooks.com

    Bright Side Bookshop
    (Formerly Barefoot Cowgirl Books; new store owned by Annette Avery and Lisa Lamberson)
    18 North San Francisco Street
    Flagstaff, AZ 86001
    (928) 440-5041
    brightsidebookshop.com

    The First Chapter
    45 Main Street
    Leominster, MA 01453
    (774) 312-3851
    thefirstchapterma.org

    Libelula Books
    Waterloo, IA
    (319) 486-3375
    libelulabooks.com
    (Online only / pop-up)

    Neighborhood Reads
    401 Lafayette Street
    Washington, MO 63090
    (636) 390-9673
    neighborhoodreads.com

    Page 1 Books
    Evanston, IL
    page1books.com
    (Subscription service)

    Read With Me
    111 East Hargett Street, Suite 110
    Raleigh, NC 27601
    readwithme.us

    Sententia Vera Bookshop
    4002 East Highway 290
    Dripping Springs, TX 78620
    (512) 633-4327
    sententiavera.com

    Smarty Pants Findlay
    219 Broadway
    Findlay, OH 45840
    (419) 425-3276
    facebook.com/smartypantsfindlay

    Walls of Books
    4508 Armour Road
    Columbus, GA 31904
    (706) 993-2400
    facebook.com/wobcolumbus
    (Branch location)

    Wesleyan R.J. Julia Bookstore
    413 Main Street
    Middletown, CT 06457
    (860) 685-3939
    wesleyanrjjulia.com
    (Branch location)

    NEW OWNERS

    The Book Review
    New owner: Clare Lygo
    Falmouth Shopping Center
    251 U.S. Route 1
    Falmouth, ME 04105
    (207) 781-4808
    bookreviewmaine.com

    Innisfree Bookshop
    New owner: Casey Gerken
    312 Daniel Webster Highway, Suite 116
    Meredith, NH 03253
    (603) 279-3905
    facebook.com/Innisfreebookshop

    Lorelei Books
    New owner: Kelle Barfield
    1103 Washington Street
    Vicksburg, MS 39183
    (601) 634-8624
    loreleibooks.com

    Otto Bookstore
    New owners: Kathryn Nassberg and Isak Sidenbladh
    107 West 4th Street
    Williamsport, PA 17701
    (570) 326-5764
    ottobookstore.com

    Winston Smith Books
    New owner: Glen Sewell
    933 Lincoln Way
    Auburn, CA 95603
    (530) 823-5940
    winstonsmithbooks.com

    WordsWorth Books & Co.
    New owners: Lia Lent and Tom McGowan
    5920 R Street
    Little Rock, AR 72207
    (501) 663-9198
    facebook.com/wordswortharbooks


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