New Booksellers

13 Mar

Wi14 Education: Thriving as a New Bookstore Owner

“Don’t feel bad if you’re not doing everything other stores are doing... Learn from those people over time, but just nail what you do,” said Tom Nissley of Phinney Books.

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12 Mar

Around Indies

Dickens Children’s Books, The Lit. Bar, Busboys and Poets, Blue Manatee Literacy Project to open; Bay Books to move; Women & Children First, Joe’s Place celebrate anniversaries; Bookmarks, Ellen Plumb’s honored; Staff changes at 57th Street; Poor Richard’s, Books With a Past, Anderson’s, City Lights, Appletree, Loganberry, The Learned Owl, Hicklebee’s featured in local news; and more.

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06 Mar

Around Indies

Dog Moon opens; Ownership changes at San Marino Toy and Book Shoppe; Regulator celebrates first birthday under new ownership; Sassafras on Sutton reopens; Word Up owner Veronica Santiago Liu honored; New Dominion featured on PBS; Bookmarks the setting for On the Come Up video; Page and Palette, The Mitten Word, Firestorm, Watermark, Short Stories featured in local news

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27 Feb

Around Indies

Main Street Reads to open; Story on the Square, Malaprop's satellite open; EyeSeeMee, Second Star to the Right relocate; Snowbound celebrates 35 years; Birchbark, River Bend, City of Asylum, The Book Catapult, Politics and Prose, Hooray for Books, Old Town featured in local news

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20 Feb
A look inside Loyalty Bookstore.

Around Indies

Love’s Sweet Arrow to open; Caprichos to open in Armory Marketplace; Loyalty now open; Ownership changes at BookTowne; Andersons, Old Town, Books Are Magic, Main Street, Curious Iguana, Eso Won, Uncle Bobbie’s, Head House featured in local news; Gulf of Maine to celebrate 40th, Lawrence Ferlinghetti to celebrate 100th

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13 Feb

Around Indies

Loyalty Bookstore to open; Center for Fiction to open bookstore; [words] Bookstore, McNally Jackson to open branch locations; Dragonfly Books owner buys Master’s Touch; That Book Store issued tavern permit; Book No Further to expand; Sassafras on Sutton to reopen; The Published Page featured in online TV series; Andover Bookstore claims title of oldest independent bookstore in country; EyeSeeMe, For Keeps, The Book Catapult, Classic Lines, Print, Green Apple, A Novel Idea, Shakespeare & Co. featured in local news

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06 Feb

Around Indies

Still North Books to open; The Golden Notebook renovates; Browser Books launches literary journal; Scuppernong, MahoganyBooks, Malvern, Vroman’s, Curious Iguana, Trident, The Frugal Bookstore, The Silver Unicorn featured in local news; and more.

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30 Jan
Upsher Street Books announces that it will reopen as Loyalty Bookstore with a whole new look.

Around Indies

Hannah Oliver Depp takes over Upshur Street, renames it Loyalty Bookstores; Third Street Books, [words] celebrate anniversaries; Prairie Path moves; Midtown Reader collects books for libraries; Avid Bookstore makes Bulldog 100 list; Books on the Common, RJ Julia, River Bend among top bookstores to visit in Connecticut; Luisa Smith to be editor-in-chief of new mystery publisher

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24 Jan
A peek at The Book Haus's new location. The window features paintings of the Cheshire Cat, a lamp post, an open book, and Harry Potter's Hedwig.

Around Indies

Reads & Company to open; Ownership changes at blue manatee, Malaprop’s; [word] Bookstore celebrates 10th anniversary; The Book Haus to move; Word Up, Casa Camino Real, Writer’s Block, The Muse Book Shop, A Novel Idea, Shakespeare & Co., Uncle Bobbie’s featured in local news; HarperCollins exec moves to Shakespeare & Co.; Northshire opens Open Mind scholarship applications; Tattered Cover to present book and arts festival

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16 Jan
The Lit Bar logo

Around Indies

Old Town Open Book, The Lit. Bar, Silver Unicorn pop-up to open; Women and Children First celebrates 40th anniversary; Belmont Books, Politics & Prose, For Keeps, The Fountain Bookstore, Powell’s, Jake’s Place, Greenlight featured in local news; Blue Willow Bookshop named Best of Houston; From My Shelf Books & Gifts co-owner’s picture books featured in library collection

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15 Jan

99 ABA Member Stores Open in 2018; 28 Sold to New Owners

The new stores include a mystery bookstore, a diverse children’s bookstore, a community-run book cooperative, and 14 branches of existing businesses.

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09 Jan
The NBC newsteam at Bookends & Beginnings in Evanston, IL.

Around Indies

Kizzy’s Books & More to open storefront; Lin-Manuel Miranda, friends buy Drama Book Shop; Ownership change at the Ivy Bookshop; Greenlight calculates donations distributed in 2018; HideAway Books, Books Around the Corner, Bookends & Beginnings featured in local news; and more. 

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02 Jan
Spark Books

Around Indies

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.

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19 Dec

Around Indies

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.

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11 Dec

Around Indies

Books Around the Corner, River Bend Bookshop open; Between the Covers settles into new location; Bronx River, MahoganyBooks, Copperfish, Scattered Books, and more featured in local news

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