Here’s what’s happening in the world of indie bookstores this week:
Last week, the bungalow that Second Star to the Right children’s bookstore in Denver, Colorado, was previously housed in sold for $900,000. Store owners Marc and Dea Lavoie plan to move their business to 1545 S. Pearl St. in Denver, Colorado.
The Steady Collective and Firestorm Books & Coffee have filed formal appeals against notices issued by the City of Asheville, North Carolina, that claimed the two organizations operated an unpermitted needle exchange program in West Asheville. Firestorm Books & Coffee has worked with The Steady Collective since 2016 to provide space for weekly 150-minute outreach and educational events regarding opioid drug overdoses.
Scuppernong Books in Greensboro, North Carolina, will be working with the Greensboro Bound Literary Festival to present “Immigration Stories,” a program that will explore the immigration and refugee experience through fiction, non-fiction, and works for children.
Bookmarks in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, named Vania Elliot as Employee of the Quarter. “She always makes sure that everyone who walks through our door feels welcome and leaves with just the right a book in their hands,” said Community Outreach and Bookstore Manager Beth Seufer Buss. “Above all, Vania is a compassionate and caring person. Her regard for her fellow employees and for readers continues to make Bookmarks a wonderful place to be.”
Nineteen indie bookstores in upstate New York will participate in this year’s Fall into Books! Bookshop Tour. Participating stores included Buffalo Street Books in Ithaca, Lift Bridge Book Shop in Rockport, and the river’s end in Oswego.
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