111 ABA Member Stores Open in 2019; 25 Sold to New Owners

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In 2019, the American Booksellers Association welcomed 111 indie bookstore members that opened for business, an increase over 2018, in which 99 ABA member stores opened.
 
The new stores include a romance bookstore, a veteran-owned bookstore, a youth-based bookstore, a bookmobile, and 20 branches of existing businesses. In addition, 25 established ABA member stores were bought by new owners; in 2018, 28 stores were sold to new owners.

 

NEW STORES

2 Dandelions Bookshop
209 W. Main, Suite #105
Brighton, MI 48116
2dandelionsbookshop.com

2nd Act Books (formerly Read it Again, Sam; now owned by Daphne Spain)
214 E. Main Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902
2ndactbooks.com

Adventure Ink
16218 Mil Potrero Highway #101
Pine Mountain Club, CA 93222
adventure-ink.com

Alibi Bookshop
624 Marin Street
Vallejo, CA 94590
alibibookshop.com

All Things Inspiration Giftique
1400 Veterans Memorial Highway SE, Suite 140
Mableton, GA 30126
allthingsinspirationgift.com

Angel Wings Bookstore
1085 Roberts Chapel Road
Stem, NC 27581
angelwingsbookstore.com

Arts & Letters Bookstore
113 E Bridge Street
Granbury, TX 76048
artsandlettersbooks.com

Auburn Oil Company Booksellers
149 E Magnolia Avenue, Suite A
Auburn, AL 36830
auburnoilbooksellers.com

The Beehive Bookshop
330 S Hamilton Street
Dalton, GA 30720
beehivebookshop.com

Berry & Co.
51 Division Street
Sag Harbor, NY 11963 
instagram.com/berryandcosagharbor

Blair Books & More (formerly Phoenix Books Misty Valley; now owned by Vicki Thornton)
58 Common Street
Chester, VT 05143
phoenixbooks.biz

Blue Manatee Literacy Project (Formerly Blue Manatee Children’s Bookstore)
3094 Madison Road
Cincinnati, OH 45209
bluemanatee.org
New Owners/Directors: Amanda Kranias and Kevin Kushman

The Bluestocking Bookshop 
501 Butternut Drive #1
Holland, MI 49424
bluestockingbookshop.com

Bodacious Bookstore and Café
110 E. Intendencia Street
Pensacola, FL 32502
bodaciousbookstore.com

Book and Puppet @ Easton Public Market  
325 Northampton Street
Easton, PA 18042
bookandpuppet.com
(Branch location)

Book Club
197 E 3rd Street
New York, NY 10009
bookclubbar.com

The Book Dragon
102 W. Beverley Street, Suite A
Staunton, VA 24401
thebookdragonshop.com

Book Moon (formerly White Square Fine Books & Art; now owned by Kelly Link and Gavin J. Grant)
86 Cottage Street
Easthampton, MA 01207
bookmoonbooks.com

Books on Main (formerly Sustenance Books; now owned by Kirsten Gomez)
416 Main Street
Murphys, CA 95247
booksonmain.net

Books on the Pond
2144 Schoolhouse Road
Charlestown, RI 02813
booksonthepond.com

The Bookstore
8 Conant Square
Brandon, VT 05733

The Bookworm (formerly Mrs. Figs’ Bookworm; now owned by Julie Moore)
93 E. Daily Drive
Camarillo, CA 93010
mrsfigs.com

Bravo’s Book Nook at the Players Theatre
115 MacDougal Street
New York, NY 10012
bravosbooknook.com

Broad Street Books
112 E Broad Street
Louisville, GA 30434
broadstreetbooks.net

Busboys and Poets
2004 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE
Washington, DC 20020
busboysandpoets.com
(Branch location)

Canvasback Books
Klamath Falls Farmers Market
9th Street Between Main St. and Klamath Ave.
Klamath Falls, OR 97601
canvasbackbooks.com

Capital Books
1011 K Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
capitalbooksonk.com

The Center for Fiction Bookstore
15 Lafayette Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217
centerforfiction.org

Charm City Books
782 Washington Boulevard
Baltimore, MD 21230
charmcitybooks.com

Commonplace Reader
49 S. Main Street
Yardley, PA 19067
commonplace-reader.com

Completely Booked
201 Blue Spruce Way
Murrysville, PA 15668
completelybookedstore.com

Copper Dog Books (formerly Cabot St. Books and Cards; now owned by Meg Wasmer and Julie Karaganis)
272 Cabot Street
Beverly, MA 01915
copperdogbooks.com

The Crooked Shelf Bookshop
23 N Main Street
Lewistown, PA 17044
facebook.com/thecrookedshelflewistown/

DIESEL, A Bookstore
12843 El Camino Real, Suite 104
Del Mar Highlands Town Center
San Diego, CA 92130
dieselbookstore.com/conveninetly-located-del-mar-highlands-town-center

Downbound Books
4139 Apple Street
Cincinnati, OH 45223
downboundbooks.com

Elliott Bay Book Company in partnership with Hudson News Group
Seattle-Tacoma International Airport
17801 International Boulevard
Seattle, WA 98158
elliottbaybook.com

Enchanted Chapters
10880 N 32nd Street, Suite 11
Phoenix , AZ 85028
enchantedchapters.com

Epilogue: Books Chocolate Brews
109 E Franklin Street, Suite 100
Chapel Hill, NC 27517
epiloguebookcafe.com

Fabled Bookshop & Café
217 S. 4th Street
Waco, TX 76701
fabledbookshop.com

Fables Bookshop
215 S. Main Street
Goshen, IN 46526
www.fablesbookshop.com

Gene’s Books
2422 Periwinkle Way
Sanibel, FL 33957
genes-books.business.site
(Branch location)

GoGo Books
Newark, DE 19711
gogobooktruck.com
(Bookmobile)

Golden Fig Books
2706 Durham Chapel Hill Boulevard
Durham, NC 27707
goldenfigbooks.com

Greedy Reads Remington
320 W 29th Street
Baltimore, MD 21211
greedyreads.com
(Branch location)

Half Price Books Concord
1975 Diamond Boulevard
Concord, CA 94520
hpb.com/067
(Branch location)

Half Price Books Mishawaka
5520 Grape Road
Mishawaka, IN 46545
hpb.com/131
(Branch location)

High Five Books
29 N Maple Street
Florence, MA 01062
highfivebooks.org

The Hullabaloo Book Company
hullabaloobookco.com
help@hullabaloobookco.com
(Online only)

The Islander Bookshop
1315 Mill Bay Road, Suite C
Kodiak, AK 99615
islanderbookshop.com

Kinokunyia
829 SW 9th Avenue
Portland, OR 97205
usa.kinokuniya.com/stores-kinokuniya-portland-downtown
(Branch location)

Kinokuniya
23330 Grand Circle Boulevard, Ste. #140
Katy, TX 77449
usa.kinokuniya.com/stores-kinokuniya-katy
(Branch location)

LA-Libreria
4732 W. Washington Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90028
lalibreria.net

Lark & Owl Booksellers
205 W. 6th Street
Georgetown, TX 78626
larkandowlbooksellers.com

Lion’s Mouth Bookstore
401 N Washington Street, Ste. 107
Green Bay, WI 54301
lionsmouthbookstore.com

The Lit. Bar
131 Alexander Avenue
Bronx, NY 10454
thelitbar.com

Literatus & Co. (formerly Tribeca Gallery Cafe & Books, now owned by Jacob, Kate, Erik, and Mary Crnkovich-Marks)
401 E Main Street
Watertown, WI 53094
literatusbooks.com

Little Fun Club
3601 Ocean View Boulevard
Montrose, CA 91208
littlefunclub.com

Lost City Bookstore (formerly Idle Time Books; now owned by Adam Wattereus)
2467 18th Street NW
Washington, DC 2000
hlostcitybookstore.com

Love’s Sweet Arrow
17024 Oak Park Avenue
Tinley Park, IL 60477
instagram.com/lovessweetarrow
(Romance bookstore)

Loyalty Bookstore (Formerly Upshur Street Booksnow owned by Hannah Oliver Depp)
827 Upshur Street NW
Washington, DC 20011
loyaltybookstore.com

Loyalty Bookstore
823 Ellsworth Drive
Silver Spring, MD 20910
loyaltybookstores.com
(Branch location)

Madison Books
4118 E. Madison Street
Seattle, WA 98112
madisonbks.com

Main Street Bookmine
1315 Main Street
St Helena, CA 94574
napabookmine.com/main-street-bookmine-st-helena
(Branch location)

Main Street Reads
115 S. Main Street
Summerville, SC 29483
mainstreetreads.com

Malaprop’s at The Center for Art and Inspiration
125 S. Main Street
Hendersonville, NC 28792
malaprops.com
(Branch, pop-up)

McNally Jackson Books (Hudson Yards)
The Shed, Hudson Yards
545 W. 30th Street
New York, NY 10001
www.mcnallyjackson.com/shed
(Branch location)

McNally Jackson Books (Seaport)
4 Fulton Street
New York, NY 10038
mcnallyjackson.com
(Branch location)

Mil Mundos Books
323 Linden Street
Brooklyn, NY 11237
milmundosbooks.com

Mind Chimes Bookshop
1766 Superior Street
Three Lakes, WI 54562
mindchimesbookshop.indielite.org

Morland Books
1 Church Street
Lambertville, NJ 08530
facebook.com/morlandbooks/

The Next Chapter
2508 Farnam Street
Omaha, NE 68131
nextchapterbooksandgifts.com

Next Chapter Booksellers (formerly Common Good Books, now owned by Nick Ballas)
38 S. Snelling Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105
nextchapterbooksellers.com

Old Town Books
506 S Chadbourne
San Angelo, TX 76903
oldtownbookstx.com

Old Town Books
104 South Union Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
oldtownbooks.com

Old Town’s Open Book
104 Main Street
Warrenton, VA 20186
oldtownopenbook.com

Otter Lane Book Shop
208 E. Main Street
Anoka, MN 55432
otterlanebookshop.com

Ouray Bookshop
505 Main Street, Suite #110
Ouray, CO 81427
ouraybookshop.com

Owosso Books & Beans
108 N Washington Street
Owosso, MI 48867
facebook.com/OwossoBooks/

Page 1 Books
1808 Central Street
Evanston, IL 60201
page1books.com

Paper Boat Booksellers
6040 California Avenue SW
Seattle, WA 98106
paperboatbooksellers.com

Patchouli Joe’s Books & Indulgences
106 W. Willis Street
Leander, TX 78641
PatchouliJoesBooks.com

People Get Ready
119 Whalley Avenue
New Haven, CT 06511
peoplegetreadybooks.com

Rare Square Books
115 Courthouse Square
Oxford, MS 38655
squarebooks.com
(Branch location)

Read Em & Weep
6580 Caratoke Highway
Grandy, NC 27939
readem-obx.com

Reads & Company
234 Bridge Street
Phoenixville, PA 19460
readsandcompany.com

Rediscovered Books
802 Arthur Street
Indian Creek Plaza
Caldwell, ID 83605
rdbooks.org
(Branch location)

Righton Books
222 Redfern Village Street
Simons Island, GA 31522
rightonbooks.com

Root & Press
623 Chandler Street
Worcester, MA 01602
rpdial.com

Round Table Bookstore
826 N. Kansas Avenue
Topeka, KS 66608
roundtablebookstore.com

Sag Harbor Books
7 Main Street
Sag Harbor, NY 11963
southamptonsagharborbooks.com

Sandcastle Tales
1414 Camino del Mar
Del Mar, CA 92013
sandcastletales.com

Sausalito Books by the Bay
100 Bay Street
Sausalito, CA 94965
sausalitobooksbythebay.com

Semicolon Bookstore
515 N. Halsted Street
Chicago, IL 60642
semicolonchi.com

Sidekick Coffee & Books
1310 Melrose Avenue
University Heights, IA 52246
sidekickcoffeebooks.com

Still North Books & Bar
3 Allen Street
Hanover, NH 03755
stillnorthbooks.com

Storied Owl Books 
2059 Randolph Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105
storiedowlbooks.com

The Story House
Dawson’s Market
225 N. Washington Street
Rockville, MD 20847
storyhouseonline.com
(Bookmobile)

Story on the Square
19 Griffin Street
McDonough, GA 30253
storyonthesquare.com
 

Texian Books
408 W. Forrest Street
Victoria, TX 77901
texianbooks.indielite.org

Thank You Books
5502B Crestwood Boulevard
Birmingham, AL 35212
thankyoubookshop.com

The Tide
321 Park Avenue
Boca Grande, FL 33921

Tombolo Books
2153 1st Avenue S
St. Petersburg, FL 33712
tombolobooks.com

Towne Center Books (Volume 2)
2375 Railroad Avenue
Livermore, CA  94550
townecenterbooks.com
(Branch location)

Turning the Page (formerly Linda’s Story Time; now owned by Pia Ledina)
47 Main Street
Monroe, CT 06468
turningthepagebooks.com

Turning Page Bookshop
216 Saint James Avenue
Goose Creek, SC 29445
turningpagebookshop.com

Volumes Bookstore
North Michigan Shops
900 Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
volumesbookcafe.com
(Branch location)

Walls of Books
650 South Jefferson Avenue
Cookeville, TN 38501
facebook.com/wobcookeville
(Branch location)

Wilson Book Gallery
3465 N. Pines Way, Suite 101
Wilson, WY 83014
jhbooktrader.com/wbg
(Branch location)

Wishing Tree Books
1410 East 11th
Spokane, WA 99202
wishingtreebookstore.com

[words] Bookstore at LifeTown
10 Microlab Road
Livingston, NJ  07039
wordsbookstore.com
(Branch location)

Writers & Books
740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607
wab.org

NEW OWNERS

BookTowne
171 Main Street
Manasquan, NJ 08736
New Owner: Peter Albertelli

Breakwater Books
81 Whitfield Street
Guilford, CT 06437
breakwaterbooks.net
New owners: Paul Listro and Richard Parent

Browser Books
2195 Fillmore Street
San Francisco, CA 94115
browserbookstore.com
New owner: Green Apple Books

Browsing Bison Books
515 Main Street
Deer Lodge, MT 59722
browsingbison.com
New Owners: Jesse and Sasha Mullen

The Children’s Bookstore 
4717 Harford Road, Ste. 1C
Baltimore, MD 21214
New Owner: Melissa Doty

Cloud & Leaf Bookstore
148 Laneda Avenue
Manzanita, OR 97130
cloudleafstore.com/desktop.php
New Owner: Deborah Reed

Dickens Children’s Books and Publishing Lab
1911 Main Street, Ste. A
Vancouver, WA 98660
dickenskids.com
New owners: Ruthie and Danny Prasil
 
The Drama Book Shop 
250 W. 40th Street #1
New York, NY 10018
New Owners: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Thomas Kail, Jeffrey Seller, and James Nederlander
(Re-opening soon in new location)

Fables and Fairy Tales
38 N. Main Street
Martinsville, IN 46151
fablesandfairytales.com
New Owner: Jennie Middleton

The Frugal Frigate, a Childrens Bookstore
9 N. 6th Street
Redlands, CA 92373
frugalfrigate.com
New Owner: Erin Rivera

House of Books
4 North Main Street
Kent, CT 06757
hobooks.com
New Owner: Kent Center LLC

The Ivy Bookshop
6080 Falls Road
Baltimore, MD 21209
New Owner: Emma Snyder

Linden Tree Childrens Books
265 State Street
Los Altos, CA  94022
lindentreebooks.com
New Owners: Chris Saccheri and Florina Grosskurth

Malaprop’s Bookstore/Cafe
55 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801

New Majority Owner: Gretchen Horn

Maria’s Bookshop
960 Main Avenue
Durango, CO 81301
mariasbookshop.com
New Owner: Evan Schertz

Master’s Touch
104 W. Water Street
Decorah, IA 52101
New Owner: Kate Rattenborg

Mysterious Galaxy Books
3555 Rosecrans Street
San Diego, CA 92110
mystgalaxy.com
New owners: Matt Berger and Jenni Marchisotta

Orinda Books
276 Village Square
Orinda, CA 94563
orindabooks.com
New owner: Pat Rudebusch

Penn Book Center
130 S. 34th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
pennbookcenter.com
New Owner: Matthew Duques and Diana Bellonby

Pilsen Community Books
1102 W 18th Street
Chicago, IL 60608
pilsencommunitybooks.org
New owners: Katharine Solheim, Thomas Flynn, and Mandy Medley

San Marino Toy & Book Shoppe
2476 Huntington Drive
San Marino, CA 91108
New Owners: Kelley and Andy Carpiac

South Main Book Company
110 S Main Street
Salisbury, NC 28144
southmainbookcompany.com
New owner: Alissa Redmond

Womrath Bookshop
76 Pondfield Road
Bronxville, NY 10708
facebook.com/pages/category/Independent-Bookstore/Womrath-Bookshop-196091283756229/
New Owners: Morin and Barbara Bishop

The World’s Only Curious George Store
(Formerly at 1 JFK Street, Cambridge, MA 02138; new location to be announced)
thecuriousgeorgestore.com
New Owner: Astra Titus

The Writers’ Workshoppe and Imprint Books
820 Water Street
Port Townsend, WA 98368
writersworkshoppe.com
New owners: Samantha Ladwig and Thom Nienow

To report a bookstore opening or sale, drop us a quick e-mail and we’ll include it in our next update.