Here’s what’s happening in the world of indie bookstores this week:
Avoid the Day Bookstore, Bar, & Café in Rockaway Beach, New York, is planning to open its permanent storefront next month.
Charley Rejsek has been named general manager of BookPeople in Austin, Texas.
Noëlle Santos of The Lit. Bar in the Bronx, New York, was profiled by Chase in the article “Meet the entrepreneur who brought bookstores back to the Bronx.”
Glamour profiled Leah and Bea Koch, the owners of Culver City, California’s The Ripped Bodice, in an article called “The Ripped Bodice Was the First Romance Bookstore in the Country. For the Sisters Who Opened It, It’s a Love Story.”
Reviews from many member booksellers were included on Forbes’ list of the 10 most anticipated books of 2020.
Brookline Booksmith, Harvard Book Store, Porter Square Books, and Trident Booksellers and Café were featured in an article called “These are the 18 best books of 2019, according to local experts.”
The Book Cellar in Lake Worth, Florida, was featured in an article called “The Book Cellar: The indie bookstore with a thriving jazz and poetry scene.” The store is also opening a café.
Charlie’s Corner in San Francisco, California, was featured in an article called “Children’s bookstore Charlie’s Corner gets a second chance after community outpouring.”
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