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Village House of Books to Open August 14

Village House of Books is slated to open in Los Gatos, California, on August 14, Mercury News reported. Steve and Cheryl Hare, who moved to Los Gatos last October, have created an eclectic hometown bookstore, carrying everything from bestsellers to the classics. The store’s wide array of antiques will be used to showcase the books.

A small hallway will feature a dedicated section for books about movies, and the owners will take custom orders for out-of-print or hard-to-find books. The store will also sell calendars, journals, and greeting cards.

Northshire Saratoga to Open Monday

On Monday, August 5, Northshire Bookstore will open its second location, in Saratoga Springs, New York, reported the Saratogian. A ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place at 11:00 a.m., and opening festivities in the evening will include live music, a photo booth, face painting, door prizes, and more.

“Northshire Bookstore chose to open a store in Saratoga Springs because it has all the elements that a good bookstore needs to thrive,” Chris Morrow told the paper. “Saratoga Springs has a vibrant economy, an educated population, people interested in community — not just commerce — and a strong tourist and visitor flow. The walkable downtown filled with independent businesses was also a major attraction for us.

“The biggest draw, however, was the people of Saratoga Springs. At every turn, we have met interesting, friendly and caring people. We are excited to join this community.”

The new store is supported by nearly 40 local investors.

Yellow Dog Books to Replace Missouri Bookstore

Following a successful IndieGoGo campaign, Kelsey Hammond and Joe Chevalier will be opening Yellow Dog Books in the former Get Lost! Books space, in Columbia, Missouri. Between the pair, there is about 14 years of bookselling experience, gained at San Francisco’s Kepler’s Books.

Before opening its doors, the bookstore will undergo small renovations including the addition of a children’s section. The owners also plan to bulk up the bookstore’s inventory.

“We want this to be a place for exploring new ideas and a meeting space for community dialogue,” Hammond told the Columbia Business Times.