Spark Books opens; The King’s English to open new location; Carmichael’s under new ownership; Highland Books on the moves; Novel Books recognized; Books & Mortar, Jake’s Place, Third Place Books make local news; and more.
Michelle Obama visits Tattered Cover, Seminary Co-op; Fountain Bookstore tweet goes viral; Jake’s Place, Bermuda Book Store, A Freethinker’s Corner open; Porter Square, Malaprop’s open pop-ups; A Novel Idea, Eso Won Books, The Story House, Politics and Prose, Village Books, Powell’s, Gibson’s, Northshire, Mclean & Eakin featured in local news; and more.
Indie booksellers are taking to Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram to showcase their creative ideas for holiday marketing this season, including book displays, promotions, and in-store holiday activities.
Lavender’s Bleu Literacy Market to open in Tulsa; Hartfield Book Company, A Novel Idea, McNally Jackson hold openings; Amesbury Books, Stories Like Me host pop-ups; Ownership change at Green Apple Books; Let’s Play Books celebrates anniversary; BookSmart changes location; Powell’s, Bunch of Grapes, The Next Page, Run for Cover, Books With a Past featured in local news.
Amidst a wide range of shop local festivities and author events, this year booksellers celebrated Indies First on Small Business Saturday by giving away copies of Jason Reynolds’ Ghost to kids in underserved communities.
The American Booksellers Association, a national not-for-profit trade organization, works with booksellers and industry partners to ensure the success and profitability of independently owned book retailers, and to assist in expanding the community of the book.
Independent bookstores act as community anchors; they serve a unique role in promoting the open exchange of ideas, enriching the cultural life of communities, and creating economically vibrant neighborhoods.