Here’s what’s happening in the world of indie bookstores this week:
Afterwords Books in Edwardsville, Illinois, celebrated its 10th birthday by hosting a Customer Appreciation Day on May 11. Friends of the bookstore were treated to delicious cookies whipped up by a local bakery, t-shirt giveaways (custom printed by a local company), a special Kindermusik storytime event, and 20% off their purchases.
Barbara’s Bookstore, The Book Cellar, and RoscoeBooks were included in an article titled “Reading local: Don’t turn the page on some of Chicago’s best bookstores.”
amNY.com covered The Lit. Bar in an article titled “The Lit. Bar, the Bronx’s only general interest bookstore, can ‘empower’ the borough, owner says.”
Reads & Company in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, was covered in an article called “‘Amazon be damned’: Two guys are giving Phoenixville a bookstore. They may be nuts — or brilliant.”
Johns Creek Books and Gifts in Georgia was featured in an article called “Bookstore opens doors to Johns Creek community during library renovations.”
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