Around Indies [4]

Here’s what’s happening in the world of indie bookstores this week:

A Little Bookish [6] in Ooltewah, Tennessee, opened last week. [7]

Compass Rose Books [8] in Castine, Maine, opened earlier this month. The store plans to open a café [9] in the spring.

An inside look at A Little Bookish in Ooltewah, Tennessee.
An inside look at A Little Bookish in Ooltewah, Tennessee.

On November 1, Washington, D.C., bookstore Upshur Street Books [10] will open the Loyalty Bookstore [11] pop-up in Silver Spring, Maryland. It will host its grand opening on November 10 in conjunction with Silver Spring’s annual tree lighting and will conclude the first week of 2019.

Symposium Books [12] in Providence, Rhode Island, has opened Symposium Books at the WaterFire Arts Center [13], a new satellite location.

Jenny Kinne will take over as owner [14] of Books & Mortar Bookstore [15] in Grand Rapids, Michigan, on November 1.

57th Street Books [16] in Chicago, Illinois, celebrated its 35th birthday and grand re-opening last weekend [17]. Festivities included a special story time with Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle.

Island Books [18] in Mercer Island, Washington, will be celebrating its 45th anniversary [19] on November 3 with champagne and cake.

Annie Bloom’s Books [20] in Portland, Oregon, will celebrate its 40th birthday [21] on October 28.

Prairie Fox Books [22] in Ottawa, Illinois, hosted a retirement party for Sonny [23], the bookstore’s cat, last weekend.

Sonny's retirement party at Prairie Fox Books in Ottawa, Illinois.
Sonny's retirement party at Prairie Fox Books in Ottawa, Illinois.

San Francisco bookstores Green Apple Books [24] and Dog Eared Books [25] were two of 11 bookstores that received special grants from the city [26]. The two bookstores, along with The Booksmith [27] and City Lights Books [28], were also included in The Bold Italic’s list of five top San Francisco bookstores [29].

Sarah McNally spoke to Intelligencer on McNally Jackson [30]’s upcoming move [31]. McNally plans to announce the store’s new location in the upcoming weeks.

The Good Trade included Greenlight Bookstore [32], Women & Children First [33], Birchbark Books [34], Left Bank Books [35], and Antigone Books [36] on a list of 11 independent bookstores worldwide [37] that are stocking diverse titles.

Share your news in Around Indies! E-mail editorial@bookweb.org [38] with photos and details of what’s new at your store, whether it’s opening for business, moving to a new location, expanding, changing ownership, hosting a special event, or celebrating a milestone anniversary.