Around Indies [5]


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

Dickens Children’s Books and Publishing Lab [7] is set to open [8] on Friday, March 15, in Vancouver, Washington.

A look inside Dickens Children's Books and Publishing Lab.
A look inside Dickens Children's Books and Publishing Lab.

The Lit. Bar [9] in the Bronx offered a sneak peek [10] of the soon-to-open store on Facebook. Forbes also featured owner Noëlle Santos in an article titled, “Great Idea But No Capital? How To Launch A Business Through Crowdfunding [11].”

Busboys and Poets [12] will be opening a seventh location [13] in the Anacostia neighborhood of Washington, D.C.

Blue Manatee, a children’s bookstore that announced plans to close [14] in January, will reopen as the Blue Manatee Literacy Project [15], a nonprofit organization aimed at boosting children’s reading skills, on April 2 in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Bay Books [16] in Coronado, California, announced plans to relocate [17] to another building on Orange Avenue.

Women & Children First [18] in Chicago, Illinois, will celebrate its 40th birthday on March 24.

In Greenville, South Carolina, Joe’s Place [19] is celebrating five years in business [20].

Winston-Salem indie bookstore Bookmarks [21] was chosen as the 2019 Community Partner by Winston Under 40, the young professionals initiative of the Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce.

ABA member Poor Richard’s Bookstore [22] in Frankfort, Kentucky, appeared on CBS Sunday Morning [23].

The Baltimore Sun [24] featured Books With a Past [25] in Glenwood, Maryland.

The Kansas Small Business Development Center [26] honored Emporia, Kansas’ Ellen Plumb’s City Bookstore [27] at its Emerging and Existing Small Business Award Ceremony.

NCTV17 [28] featured Naperville, Illinois’ IndieBound program, which was created in 2008 and inspired by Anderson’s Bookshop [29] owner Becky Anderson.

Clancey D’Isa has been promoted to manager of 57th Street Books [30] in Chicago, Illinois.

Among other stores, Carmichael’s Bookstore [31] received numerous orders for books from Larkspur Press [32] after CBS News ran a piece on craftsman Gray Zeitz [33].

City Lights [34] in San Francisco, California, was featured in a New York Times article on owner Lawrence Ferlinghetti’s upcoming 100th birthday [35] celebration on March 24.

Appletree Books [36], Loganberry Books [37], The Learned Owl Book Shop [38], and other Ohio bookstores were mentioned in an article titled, “Independent bookstores turn the page, thrive as places to unplug [39].”

Hicklebee’s [40] was named by Hoodline [41] among the best bookstores in San Jose, California.

The Boston Globe published a piece titled, “Why independent bookstores are thriving in spite of Amazon [42].”

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