Here’s what’s happening in the world of indie bookstores this week:
The Regulator Bookshop, in Durham, North Carolina, celebrated its first year under new ownership last weekend. “This first year has been amazing,” owner Elliot Berger reported in a press release. “It’s been whirlwind of changes and improvements and the Durham community has been great in coming out to show its support and love of The Regulator. The feedback has been overwhelmingly positive.”
New Dominion Bookshop in Charlottesville, Virginia, was featured in a spotlight on PBS, which explored the history of the nearly 100-year-old shop, offered interviews with indie bookstore lovers, and more.
Page and Palette in Fairhope, Alabama, was included in a New York Times article titled, “A Southern Town That’s Been Holding on to Its Charm for More than a Century.”
WLOS reported that Firestorm Books & Coffee, the Steady Collective, and the City of Asheville have reached an agreement following the city’s issuance of Notices of Violation regarding Firestorm and Steady Collective’s needle exchange program.
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