Here’s what’s happening in the world of indie bookstores this week:
Cabot St. Books & Cards in Beverly, Massachusetts, is now under the ownership of Meg Wasmer and Julie Karaganis, effective August 1. The store has been renamed Copper Dog Books.
Main Street Books in Orleans, Massachusetts, is celebrating its 15th anniversary this summer.
Effective in October, Jenny Clines is joining the Seminary Co-op Bookstores as operations director.
Source Booksellers, Pages Bookshop, and the Underground Railroad Reading Station were featured in an article titled “Now would be a good time to visit one of Detroit’s independent bookstores. Here’s a list.”
Phoenix Books in Essex Junction, Vermont, won best bookstore in Vermont’s 2019 Seven Daysies.
Source Booksellers in Detroit, Michigan, was featured in an article titled “From Underground Wonders to True Crime, Detroit’s Source Booksellers Highlights Summer Reads.”
Semicolon Bookstore in Chicago, Illinois, was featured in an article called “Beyond Good Books, Semicolon Bookstore Aims for Sense of Community.”
Browseabout Books in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, was featured in an article on “‘My Favorite Book Store in the World’: Browseabout Books Providing Perfect Beach Reads in Rehoboth Since 1975.”
The Wild Detectives in Dallas, Texas, was featured in an article called “This Dallas Bookstore is Actually a Full Bar With Book-Themed Drinks.”
The Book Barn in Niantic, Connecticut, was featured in an article titled “OUT & ABOUT: Book collections grow at The Book Barn in Niantic.”
The Christian Science Monitor talked to Village Square Booksellers in Bellows Falls, Vermont; Malaprops’s Bookstore/Cafe in Asheville, North Carolina; and Trident Booksellers and Café in Boston, Massachusetts, for an article on the thriving of indie bookstores.
Several ABA member stores were included on a list of eight great independent bookstores in Tampa Bay.
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