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The Bookery Pops Up in Manchester

On March 2 and 3, The Bookery Manchester, a new independent bookstore coming to Manchester, New Hampshire, is hosting a pop-up shop at the Kelly Stelling Contemporary art gallery, reported Manchester Ink Link.

Liz Hitchcock and Liz Cipriano are planning to open The Bookery in downtown Manchester this spring. It will feature a café, a packed event calendar, and a curated selection of books and merchandise.

The pop-up shop, which coincides with the gallery’s showing of the work of five female artists, will feature a selection of art books for children, teens, and adults.

Elliott Bay to Open Shop at Sea-Tac

Seattle, Washington’s The Elliott Bay Book Company will open an outpost at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in 2019, reported South Sound Magazine. In addition to Elliott Bay, the airport is welcoming eight new restaurants and a local clothing brand.

Port of Seattle Commission President Courtney Gregoire told South Sound, “We are excited to offer customers more choices for dining and retail at Sea-Tac Airport, to build a platform for local chefs and shop owners who celebrate the Pacific Northwest, and to recognize equity and sustainability practices that passengers can feel good about supporting.”

Greedy Reads Opens in Baltimore

Greedy Reads
Greedy Reads

On February 25, Greedy Reads opened its doors in Baltimore, Maryland. A grand opening celebration is planned for March 10.

Owner Julia Fleischaker, who grew up and went to college in Maryland, is the former director of marketing and publicity for Melville House Publishing, and she previously worked as a publicity director at Penguin Group USA.

The 500-square-foot bookstore features new titles as well as books that will surprise customers and allow for the discovery of new authors.

The Regulator Bookshop Changes Hands

John Valentine, Oren Teicher, and Tom Campbell
John Valentine, Oren Teicher, and Tom Campbell

On March 1, longtime employees Wander Lorentz de Haas and Elliot Berger will take the reins of Durham, North Carolina’s The Regulator Bookshop, which has been co-owned by Tom Campbell and John Valentine for 40 years. The store will hold special hours in early March for renovations.

A retirement party at the bookstore on February 23 recognized the work of Campbell and Valentine, who were celebrated by friends and family as well as ABA CEO Oren Teicher and Durham Mayor Steve Schewel.

The Regulator Bookshop opened in 1976. Last month, Duke Alumni Magazine created a video to capture the story of Campbell, Valentine, and the bookstore.

New Owner for Burlingham Books

Ann Burlingham, the owner of Burlingham Books in Perry, New York, is selling the store to longtime employee Giuseppe Gentile.

In a heartfelt Facebook post, Burlingham shared her reasons for selling the store, citing health issues and the desire to spend more time with her family, and recognized the many people she met while owning the store. “Over a decade ago, I made the choice to open a bookstore in Perry. From then on and into the future, the choice of having a bookstore in Perry has been yours. I hope you, this community, will continue to choose to be a town with a soul — a town with a bookstore,” she wrote.

Burlingham also said she is thrilled that Gentile will be taking over the store. “His talents, abilities, and knowledge will lead the store in new directions, and I can’t wait to see where,” she wrote.

The Book Den Celebrates 85 Years

Santa Barbara, California’s The Book Den celebrated 85 years in business over the weekend with a special 85th anniversary sale on February 24 and 25.

Max Clemens Richter opened The Book Den in Santa Barbara on February 20, 1933, after running a bookstore in Oakland, California, for six years. In 1979, current owner Eric Kelley purchased the store. The store’s current staff of four have a collective 130 years of bookselling experience.

Read the complete history of The Book Den here.

UConn Co-op Assets Fund Two Endowments

The UConn Co-op, the independent, member-owned, student-governed bookstore of the University of Connecticut, has allocated its remaining funds and assets to the creation of two endowments. In 2016, the university named Barnes & Noble as the new operator of all of its bookstores, replacing the co-op.

The UConn Co-op Legacy Research Fellowship will provide undergraduates with the opportunity to pursue funded research projects and/or creative endeavors, while the UConn Co-op Distinguished Guest Speaker Series will invite leaders from a variety of fields to speak and interact with students and faculty.

In addition, the UConn Co-op donated $300,000 to the Homer Babbidge Library’s Fund for Affordable Textbooks.