Around Indies [4]

 

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

Lavender’s Bleu Literacy Market [6] will open in Tulsa [7], Oklahoma, on December 8.Lavender's Bleu Literacy Market logo, two children reading a book together

Hartfield Book Company [8] in Monticello, Illinois, hosted its grand opening [9] on December 1.

A Novel Idea [10] in South Philadelphia held its soft opening [11] on December 1.

McNally Jackson’s [12] new location in New York City’s LaGuardia Airport opened last weekend [13].

John Hugo, owner of several indie bookstores [14] in Massachusetts, has opened a pop-up [15] bookstore, Amesbury Books, in Amesbury.

Stories Like Me [16], an online retailer that opened last month, held its first pop-up [17] in Fairfax, Virginia, on Small Business Saturday, November 24.

Pete Mulvihill and Kevin Ryan of Green Apple Books [18] in San Francisco, California, announced that they will buy out the share of their co-owner, Kevin Hunsanger.

Let’s Play Books [19] celebrated five years in business [20] on November 30.

BookSmart [21] in Morgan Hill, California, announced that it will be moving [22] to 421 Vineyard Town Center, near the Nob Hill Market.

Miriam Sontz, CEO of Portland’s Powell’s Books [23], reflected on her career, reading habits, and why she loves books [24] in an interview with Oregon Live.

The Vine [25] spoke with Dawn Braasch of Bunch of Grapes Bookstore [26] in Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts.

Fort Wayne Business Weekly [27] checked in with The Next Page Bookstore & More [28] in Decatur, Indiana.

A look inside The Next Page Bookstore & More
A look inside The Next Page Bookstore & More.

SDNews spoke with Run for Cover Bookstore and Café [29] owner Marianna Reiner about how her bookstore serves as a community hub [30] for Ocean Beach, San Diego.

The Baltimore Sun looked at how Books With a Past [31] in Glenwood, Maryland, is surviving in the age of Amazon [32]. The Register-Guard also published a piece on indie bookstores and Amazon, titled “While Amazon’s might overwhelmed most bookstore chains, pages still turn for many independent booksellers [33].”

Share your news in Around Indies! E-mail editorial@bookweb.org [34] 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.