January–March 2019: ABA Members Opened/Sold [4]

The first quarter of 2019 saw 12 ABA member store openings and seven sales of existing businesses to new owners. Among the openings are a bilingual bookstore and community space, the signature bookstore for a literature nonprofit, a children’s bookstore, and new branches of established bookstores.

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

NEW STORES 

Blue Manatee Literacy Project (Formerly Blue Manatee Children’s Bookstore)
3094 Madison Road
Cincinnati, OH 45209
(513) 257-0774
New Owners/Directors: Amanda Kranias and Kevin Kushman
 
Busboys and Poets
2004 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE 
Washington, DC 20020
(202) 889-1374
(Branch)
 
The Center for Fiction Bookstore
15 Lafayette Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217
(212) 755-6710
 
Dickens Children’s Books and Publishing Lab
1911 Main Street, Ste. A
Vancouver, WA 98660
(360) 696-4998
 
Loyalty Bookstore (Formerly Upshur Street Booksnow owned by Hannah Oliver Depp)
827 Upshur Street NW
Washington, DC 20011
(202) 726-0380
 
Main Street Reads
115 S. Main Street
Summerville, SC 29483
(843) 875-5171
 
Malaprop’s at The Center for Art and Inspiration
125 S. Main Street
Hendersonville, NC 28792
(828) 697-8547
(Branch, pop-up)
 
Mil Mundos Books
323 Linden Street
Brooklyn, NY 11237
(347) 425-7077
 
Old Town’s Open Book
104 Main Street
Warrenton, VA 20186
(540) 878-5358
 
Read Em & Weep
6580 Caratoke Highway
Grandy, NC 27939
(252) 202-2454
 
Story on the Square
19 Griffin Street
McDonough, GA 30253
(678) 759-0079
 
Texian Books
408 W. Forrest Street
Victoria, TX 77901
(361) 542-8708
 
NEW OWNERS
 
BookTowne
171 Main Street
Manasquan, NJ 08736
(732) 722-7255
New Owner: Peter Albertelli
 
The Children’s Bookstore 
4717 Harford Road, Ste. 1C
Baltimore, MD 21214
(410) 532-2000
New Owner: Melissa Doty
 
The Drama Book Shop 
250 W. 40th Street #1
New York, NY 10018
New Owners: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Thomas Kail, Jeffrey Seller, and James Nederlander
(Re-opening soon in new location)
 
The Ivy Bookshop
6080 Falls Road
Baltimore, MD 21209
(410) 377-2966
New Owner: Emma Snyder
 
Malaprop’s Bookstore/Cafe
55 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801
(828) 254-6734
New Majority Owner: Gretchen Horn
 
Master’s Touch
104 W. Water Street
Decorah, IA 52101
(563) 382-4432
New Owner: Kate Rattenborg
 
San Marino Toy & Book Shoppe
2476 Huntington Drive
San Marino, CA 91108
(626) 309-0222
New Owners: Kelley and Andy Carpiac
 
To report a bookstore opening or sale, drop us a quick e-mail [25] and we’ll include it in our next update.