Here’s what’s happening in the world of indie bookstores this week:
All Things Inspiration Giftique in Mableton, Georgia, will host its grand opening on October 5.
Author Kristen Iskandrian and bookseller Laura Cotton are set to open Thank You Books in Birmingham, Alabama, this month.
Paper Boat Booksellers in Seattle, Washington, was featured in an article titled “Former Modest Mouse bassist Eric Judy and interior designer Desirae Wilkerson open bookstore in West Seattle.”
Literatus & Co. will be opening in the place of Tribeca Gallery Cafe & Books in Watertown, Wisconsin.
The Bluestocking Bookshop in Holland, Michigan, is now open.
Towne Center Books has opened a second location in Livermore, California. A grand opening and ribbon-cutting will be held in late October.
The Toadstool Bookshop, which has three locations in New Hampshire, will move its Milford store to a larger location in Nashua in November.
words! In Asbury Park, New Jersey, announced that it is in the process of moving to a cooperative business model and is currently looking for community input.
The Seminary Co-op Bookstores in Chicago were mentioned in an article on how “HP’s independent bookstores defy trend, still supported by vibrant community.”
The Open Book in Warrentown, Virginia, was featured in an article called “Beyond a book store: Literary arts for all ages at The Open Book.”
At WORD Bookstores in Jersey City, New Jersey, and Brooklyn, New York, co-owner Vincent Onorati has joined the staff full-time; co-owner Christine Onorati will continue to buy children’s frontlist and non-book merchandise. Additionally, Dave Marra has returned as retail director after 11 years at the Corner Bookstore in Manhattan, and Nicole Swift of the Miami Book Fair has joined as children’s event manager.
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