Around Indies [5]

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

Madison Books [7] is now open in Seattle [8], Washington.

The Lit. Bar [9] has opened in the Bronx [10], New York.

GoGo Books [11], a new mobile bookstore in Newark, Delaware, has hit the road [12].

Susie Temple, owner of Jackson Hole Book Trader [13] in Jackson, Wyoming, is planning to open Wilson Book Gallery [14], a pop-up bookstore in the Westbank Center.

Off the Beaten Path Bookstore [15] in Lakewood, New York, celebrated its 10-year anniversary [16] on Independent Bookstore Day, April 27.

The Wall Street Journal published a piece on A Capella Books [17] in Atlanta, Georgia, titled “One Bookstore Finds the Secret to Succeeding in the Amazon Age [18].”

Boston College newspaper The Heights profiled a number of local bookstores, including Harvard Book Store [19], Brookline Booksmith [20], Trident Booksellers [21], and Newtonville Books [22].

MahoganyBooks [23] owners Derrick and Ramunda Young were featured on Steve Harvey TV in a segment titled “Bringing Black Literature to the Public [24].”

In celebration of Children’s Book Week [25], Second Star to the Right [26] in Denver, Colorado, will be hosting local and bestselling children’s authors for daily story times at its new location on South Pearl Street.

New indie bookstore Storied Owl Books [27] in St. Paul, Minnesota, will pair books with candy [28].

The Argonaut called BookPeople of Moscow [29] in Idaho a “Main Street staple [30].”

The Harvard Press profiled Silver Unicorn Bookstore [31] in an article titled “Silver Unicorn Bookstore: Something for Everyone, 0 to 100 [32].”

Left Bank Books [33] in St. Louis, Missouri, was called the “oldest radical bookstore [34]” by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Blue Cypress Books [35] and Garden District Book Shop [36] were included on Hoodline’s list of the five best bookstores in New Orleans [37]; Our Daily Nada [38] is one of its top three bookstores in Kansas City [39].

The Maroon, Loyola University’s student-run newspaper, included Garden District Book Shop [36] in its article on how “Readers are shelving their Kindles in favor of local bookstores [40].”

Yahoo.com [41] included Bookworks [29] on a list of the three best bookstores in Albuquerque [42].  

Buzzfeed ran a list of eight author-owned bookstores [43], all of which are ABA member stores.

NJ.com [44] published a list of thriving independent bookstores in New Jersey [45], which included many member stores. 

ABA member stores were included on Newsweek’s list of the seven best bookstores in New York City [46].

The Oprah Magazine published a list of 20 stores to visit on Independent Bookstore Day [47], which included many member stores.

Share your news in Around Indies! E-mail editorial@bookweb.org [48] 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.