Around Indies [5]

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

Sandcastle Tales Bookshop [7] in Del Mar, California, is now open [8].

Erin Rivera is now the owner [9] of The Frugal Frigate, A Children’s Bookstore [10] in Redlands, California, effective August 1.

Book + Bottle [11] in St. Petersburg, Florida, plans to open this winter [12].

Javier Ramirez of The Book Table [13] in Oak Park, Illinois, and Mary Mollman of Booked [14] in Evanston are teaming up to open Madison Street Books in Chicago [15].

Sweetwood Books [16] in Fleming Island, Florida, has moved to a smaller location [17].

Adventure Bound Books [18] in Morganton, North Carolina, announced plans to move down the street from its current location [19].

The Ivy Bookshop [20] in Baltimore, Maryland, announced plans to move to a larger space [21] just two blocks away from its current location.

Narrow Gauge Books Cooperative [22] in Alamosa, Colorado, marked its first year in business [23].

Wicked Local [24] talked to Main Street Books [25] in Orleans, Massachusetts, and Brewster Book Store [26] in Brewster.

Branches Books & Gifts [27] in Oakhurst, California, received the 2019 Oakhurst Area Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year Award.

Drew Sieplinga of Wild Rumpus Books [28] in Minneapolis, Minnesota, was featured on an episode of The Moth [29] podcast.

Billie Bloebaum of Third Street Books [30] in McMinnville, Oregon, was interviewed by [31]Shelf Unbound Magazine [32].

Matt Tannenbaum of The Bookstore [33] in Lenox, Massachusetts, recommended books for WAMC Northeast Public Radio [34].

Love’s Sweet Arrow [35] in Tinley Park, Illinois, was featured in an article called “New Romance-Only Bookstore Aims to Bring Love to Tinley Park [36].”

Airbnb [37]magazine profiled Wendy Hudson [37] of Nantucket Bookworks [38] in Nantucket, Massachusetts, who turned the upper floor of her bookstore into an apartment open to overnight guests through Airbnb. 

The Wild Detectives [39] in Dallas, Texas, was featured in an article called “Bookstore-bar in Dallas invites people to talk, learn from each other [40].”

Porter Square Books’ [41]Writers in Residence program [41], based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, was featured in an article on how the program helps local authors [42].

Staff selections from Northshire Bookstore [43] were published in [44]The Brattleboro Reformer [44].

Smile Politely [45] highlighted Jane Addams Bookshop [46] in Champaign, Illinois, for its experience and variety.

Old Town Books [47] in Alexandria, Virginia, is hosting its inaugural Emerging Writers Festival this weekend.

Electric Lit published a list of 14 authors who started out as booksellers [48], which included members Louis Erdrich of Birchbark Books & Native Arts [49] in Minneapolis, Minnesota; Emma Straub of Books Are Magic [50] in Brooklyn, New York; Jamie Kornegay of Turnrow Book Co. [51] in Greenwood, Mississippi; and Lillian Li of Literati Bookstore [52] in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Share your news in Around Indies! E-mail editorial@bookweb.org [53] 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.