Here’s what’s happening in the world of indie bookstores this week:
Madison Street Books is set to open in Chicago, Illinois, next month.
Cupboard Maker Books in Enola, Pennsylvania, has announced that its holiday pop-up in the Colonial Park Mall is now a permanent location.
Books of Wonder in New York City will remain at its 18th Street location through February.
Liberty Bay Books in Poulsbo, Washington, has been sold to children’s author Suzanne Selfors, effective January 30. Owner Suzanne Droppert will continue to operate the Bremerton location under the name Ballast Book Co.
Chevalier’s Books in Los Angeles, California, is celebrating 80 years in business.
Denise Chávez, owner of Casa Camino Real Bookstore & Art Gallery in Las Cruces, New Mexico, was featured in an article on her efforts to bring books to migrant families waiting at the border.
American Public Media’s Marketplace featured Zenith Bookstore in Duluth, Minnesota, in an article titled “Indie booksellers innovate to survive the age of Amazon.” Several other news outlets also ran the story.
Rough Draft Bar & Books in Kingston, New York, was featured in an article called “Beer, Board Games, and Books — A New Breed of Indie Bookstore Rises in Hudson Valley.”
In St. Petersburg, Florida, Tombolo Books owner Alsace Walentine was featured in an article on her new store.
Downbound Books in Cincinnati, Ohio, was featured in an article called “Northside’s Downbound Books Strives to Recapture the Spirit of Independent Neighborhood Bookstores.”
Member stores recommended books for Deseret.com.
Run for Cover, Mysterious Galaxy, and Book Catapult were included in an article called “From ‘Booksmart’ to San Diego’s indie bookstores, a tribute to the pop-culture gifts of 2019.”
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