Here’s what’s happening in the world of indie bookstores this week:
Page 1 Books in Evanston, Illinois, has opened a brick-and-mortar storefront.
Love’s Sweet Arrow in Tinley Park, Illinois, is now open.
Completely Booked in Murrysville, Pennsylvania, plans to open by early September.
Avoid the Day, a pop-up bookstore in Rockaway Beach, New York, will be testing a storefront through July 7. The store is also hosting a fundraising campaign to help raise money for a permanent storefront.
Idle Time Books in Washington, D.C., has been renamed Lost City Books by new owner and operator Adam Waterreus. On buying the store, Waterreus said in a press release, “Lost City Books will remain true to the core of what Idle Time Books was — a place for the bookworm and the intellectually curious, a bookstore engaged in culture both past and present, and a place full of unique and rare books — but we also intend to update the store and to revive it as it enters the next phase of its life in this neighborhood and in this city.”
Children’s Book World in Haverford, Pennsylvania, is celebrating its 30th birthday on Saturday, June 29, with a Birthday Read-A-Palooza.
Gathering Volumes in Perrysburg, Ohio, celebrated its third birthday this June.
The New York Times mentioned McNally Jackson, Short Stories Bookshop & Community Hub, Avid Bookshop, and Books of Wonder in an article called “Bookstores find growth as ‘anchors of authenticity.’”
Jamie Fiocco, ABA Board President and owner of Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, was featured in an article called “Interview: U.S. bookseller fears ‘domino effect’ of proposed tariffs on Chinese imports.”
Kris Kleindienst of Left Bank Books in St. Louis, Missouri, was featured in an article called “Left Bank Books, the oldest indie bookstore in St. Louis, celebrates half a century of relevance—with the odds stacked against it.”
PennLive.com ranked the 10 best independent bookstores in central Pennsylvania, with Midtown Scholar Bookstore, Cupboard Maker Books, and Aaron’s Books making the list.
Sankofa Video Books & Café received unanimous approval for a real estate tax abatement from the Washington, D.C., Council.
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