111 ABA Member Stores Open in 2019; 25 Sold to New Owners [5]

In 2019, the American Booksellers Association welcomed 111 indie bookstore members that opened for business, an increase over 2018, in which 99 ABA member stores opened.
 
The new stores include a romance bookstore, a veteran-owned bookstore, a youth-based bookstore, a bookmobile, and 20 branches of existing businesses. In addition, 25 established ABA member stores were bought by new owners; in 2018, 28 stores were sold to new owners.

 

NEW STORES

2 Dandelions Bookshop
209 W. Main, Suite #105
Brighton, MI 48116
2dandelionsbookshop.com [7]

2nd Act Books (formerly Read it Again, Sam; now owned by Daphne Spain)
214 E. Main Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902
2ndactbooks.com [8]

Adventure Ink
16218 Mil Potrero Highway #101
Pine Mountain Club, CA 93222
adventure-ink.com [9]

Alibi Bookshop
624 Marin Street
Vallejo, CA 94590
alibibookshop.com [10]

All Things Inspiration Giftique
1400 Veterans Memorial Highway SE, Suite 140
Mableton, GA 30126
allthingsinspirationgift.com [11]

Angel Wings Bookstore
1085 Roberts Chapel Road
Stem, NC 27581
angelwingsbookstore.com [12]

Arts & Letters Bookstore
113 E Bridge Street
Granbury, TX 76048
artsandlettersbooks.com [13]

Auburn Oil Company Booksellers
149 E Magnolia Avenue, Suite A
Auburn, AL 36830
auburnoilbooksellers.com [14]

The Beehive Bookshop
330 S Hamilton Street
Dalton, GA 30720
beehivebookshop.com [15]

Berry & Co.
51 Division Street
Sag Harbor, NY 11963 
instagram.com/berryandcosagharbor [16]

Blair Books & More (formerly Phoenix Books Misty Valley; now owned by Vicki Thornton)
58 Common Street
Chester, VT 05143
phoenixbooks.biz [17]

Blue Manatee Literacy Project (Formerly Blue Manatee Children’s Bookstore)
3094 Madison Road
Cincinnati, OH 45209
bluemanatee.org [18]
New Owners/Directors: Amanda Kranias and Kevin Kushman

The Bluestocking Bookshop 
501 Butternut Drive #1
Holland, MI 49424
bluestockingbookshop.com [19]

Bodacious Bookstore and Café
110 E. Intendencia Street
Pensacola, FL 32502
bodaciousbookstore.com [20]

Book and Puppet @ Easton Public Market  
325 Northampton Street
Easton, PA 18042
bookandpuppet.com [21]
(Branch location)

Book Club
197 E 3rd Street
New York, NY 10009
bookclubbar.com [22]

The Book Dragon
102 W. Beverley Street, Suite A
Staunton, VA 24401
thebookdragonshop.com [23]

Book Moon (formerly White Square Fine Books & Art; now owned by Kelly Link and Gavin J. Grant)
86 Cottage Street
Easthampton, MA 01207
bookmoonbooks.com [24]

Books on Main (formerly Sustenance Books; now owned by Kirsten Gomez)
416 Main Street
Murphys, CA 95247
booksonmain.net [25]

Books on the Pond
2144 Schoolhouse Road
Charlestown, RI 02813
booksonthepond.com [26]

The Bookstore
8 Conant Square
Brandon, VT 05733

The Bookworm (formerly Mrs. Figs’ Bookworm; now owned by Julie Moore)
93 E. Daily Drive
Camarillo, CA 93010
mrsfigs.com [27]

Bravo’s Book Nook at the Players Theatre
115 MacDougal Street
New York, NY 10012
bravosbooknook.com [28]

Broad Street Books
112 E Broad Street
Louisville, GA 30434
broadstreetbooks.net [29]

Busboys and Poets
2004 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE
Washington, DC 20020
busboysandpoets.com [30]
(Branch location)

Canvasback Books
Klamath Falls Farmers Market
9th Street Between Main St. and Klamath Ave.
Klamath Falls, OR 97601
canvasbackbooks.com [31]

Capital Books
1011 K Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
capitalbooksonk.com [32]

The Center for Fiction Bookstore
15 Lafayette Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217
centerforfiction.org [33]

Charm City Books
782 Washington Boulevard
Baltimore, MD 21230
charmcitybooks.com [34]

Commonplace Reader
49 S. Main Street
Yardley, PA 19067
commonplace-reader.com [35]

Completely Booked
201 Blue Spruce Way
Murrysville, PA 15668
completelybookedstore.com [36]

Copper Dog Books (formerly Cabot St. Books and Cards; now owned by Meg Wasmer and Julie Karaganis)
272 Cabot Street
Beverly, MA 01915
copperdogbooks.com [37]

The Crooked Shelf Bookshop
23 N Main Street
Lewistown, PA 17044
facebook.com/thecrookedshelflewistown/ [38]

DIESEL, A Bookstore
12843 El Camino Real, Suite 104
Del Mar Highlands Town Center
San Diego, CA 92130
dieselbookstore.com/del-mar-0 [39]

Downbound Books
4139 Apple Street
Cincinnati, OH 45223
downboundbooks.com [40]

Elliott Bay Book Company in partnership with Hudson News Group
Seattle-Tacoma International Airport
17801 International Boulevard
Seattle, WA 98158
elliottbaybook.com [41]

Enchanted Chapters
10880 N 32nd Street, Suite 11
Phoenix , AZ 85028
enchantedchapters.com [42]

Epilogue: Books Chocolate Brews
109 E Franklin Street, Suite 100
Chapel Hill, NC 27517
epiloguebookcafe.com [43]

Fabled Bookshop & Café
217 S. 4th Street
Waco, TX 76701
fabledbookshop.com [44]

Fables Bookshop
215 S. Main Street
Goshen, IN 46526
www.fablesbookshop.com [45]

Gene’s Books
2422 Periwinkle Way
Sanibel, FL 33957
genes-books.business.site [46]
(Branch location)

GoGo Books
Newark, DE 19711
gogobooktruck.com [47]
(Bookmobile)

Golden Fig Books
2706 Durham Chapel Hill Boulevard
Durham, NC 27707
goldenfigbooks.com [48]

Greedy Reads Remington
320 W 29th Street
Baltimore, MD 21211
greedyreads.com [49]
(Branch location)

Half Price Books Concord
1975 Diamond Boulevard
Concord, CA 94520
hpb.com/067 [50]
(Branch location)

Half Price Books Mishawaka
5520 Grape Road
Mishawaka, IN 46545
hpb.com/131 [51]
(Branch location)

High Five Books
29 N Maple Street
Florence, MA 01062
highfivebooks.org [52]

The Hullabaloo Book Company
hullabaloobookco.com [53]
help@hullabaloobookco.com [54]
(Online only)

The Islander Bookshop
1315 Mill Bay Road, Suite C
Kodiak, AK 99615
islanderbookshop.com [55]

Kinokunyia
829 SW 9th Avenue
Portland, OR 97205
usa.kinokuniya.com/stores-kinokuniya-portland-downtown [56]
(Branch location)

Kinokuniya
23330 Grand Circle Boulevard, Ste. #140
Katy, TX 77449
usa.kinokuniya.com/stores-kinokuniya-katy [57]
(Branch location)

LA-Libreria
4732 W. Washington Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90028
lalibreria.net [58]

Lark & Owl Booksellers
205 W. 6th Street
Georgetown, TX 78626
larkandowlbooksellers.com [59]

Lion’s Mouth Bookstore
401 N Washington Street, Ste. 107
Green Bay, WI 54301
lionsmouthbookstore.com [60]

The Lit. Bar
131 Alexander Avenue
Bronx, NY 10454
thelitbar.com [61]

Literatus & Co. (formerly Tribeca Gallery Cafe & Books, now owned by Jacob, Kate, Erik, and Mary Crnkovich-Marks)
401 E Main Street
Watertown, WI 53094
literatusbooks.com [62]

Little Fun Club
3601 Ocean View Boulevard
Montrose, CA 91208
littlefunclub.com [63]

Lost City Bookstore (formerly Idle Time Books; now owned by Adam Wattereus)
2467 18th Street NW
Washington, DC 2000
hlostcitybookstore.com [64]

Love’s Sweet Arrow
17024 Oak Park Avenue
Tinley Park, IL 60477
instagram.com/lovessweetarrow [65]
(Romance bookstore)

Loyalty Bookstore (Formerly Upshur Street Booksnow owned by Hannah Oliver Depp)
827 Upshur Street NW
Washington, DC 20011
loyaltybookstore.com [66]

Loyalty Bookstore
823 Ellsworth Drive
Silver Spring, MD 20910
loyaltybookstores.com [67]
(Branch location)

Madison Books
4118 E. Madison Street
Seattle, WA 98112
madisonbks.com [68]

Main Street Bookmine
1315 Main Street
St Helena, CA 94574
napabookmine.com/main-street-bookmine-st-helena [69]
(Branch location)

Main Street Reads
115 S. Main Street
Summerville, SC 29483
mainstreetreads.com [70]

Malaprop’s at The Center for Art and Inspiration
125 S. Main Street
Hendersonville, NC 28792
malaprops.com [71]
(Branch, pop-up)

McNally Jackson Books (Hudson Yards)
The Shed, Hudson Yards
545 W. 30th Street
New York, NY 10001
www.mcnallyjackson.com/shed [72]
(Branch location)

McNally Jackson Books (Seaport)
4 Fulton Street
New York, NY 10038
mcnallyjackson.com [73]
(Branch location)

Mil Mundos Books
323 Linden Street
Brooklyn, NY 11237
milmundosbooks.com [74]

Mind Chimes Bookshop
1766 Superior Street
Three Lakes, WI 54562
mindchimesbookshop.indielite.org [75]

Morland Books
1 Church Street
Lambertville, NJ 08530
facebook.com/morlandbooks/ [76]

The Next Chapter
2508 Farnam Street
Omaha, NE 68131
nextchapterbooksandgifts.com [77]

Next Chapter Booksellers (formerly Common Good Books, now owned by Nick Ballas)
38 S. Snelling Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105
nextchapterbooksellers.com [78]

Old Town Books
506 S Chadbourne
San Angelo, TX 76903
oldtownbookstx.com [79]

Old Town Books
104 South Union Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
oldtownbooks.com [80]

Old Town’s Open Book
104 Main Street
Warrenton, VA 20186
oldtownopenbook.com [81]

Otter Lane Book Shop
208 E. Main Street
Anoka, MN 55432
otterlanebookshop.com [82]

Ouray Bookshop
505 Main Street, Suite #110
Ouray, CO 81427
ouraybookshop.com [83]

Owosso Books & Beans
108 N Washington Street
Owosso, MI 48867
facebook.com/OwossoBooks/ [84]

Page 1 Books
1808 Central Street
Evanston, IL 60201
page1books.com [85]

Paper Boat Booksellers
6040 California Avenue SW
Seattle, WA 98106
paperboatbooksellers.com [86]

Patchouli Joe’s Books & Indulgences
106 W. Willis Street
Leander, TX 78641
PatchouliJoesBooks.com [87]

People Get Ready
119 Whalley Avenue
New Haven, CT 06511
peoplegetreadybooks.com [88]

Rare Square Books
115 Courthouse Square
Oxford, MS 38655
squarebooks.com [89]
(Branch location)

Read Em & Weep
6580 Caratoke Highway
Grandy, NC 27939
readem-obx.com [90]

Reads & Company
234 Bridge Street
Phoenixville, PA 19460
readsandcompany.com [91]

Rediscovered Books
802 Arthur Street
Indian Creek Plaza
Caldwell, ID 83605
rdbooks.org [92]
(Branch location)

Righton Books
222 Redfern Village Street
Simons Island, GA 31522
rightonbooks.com [93]

Root & Press
623 Chandler Street
Worcester, MA 01602
rpdial.com [94]

Round Table Bookstore
826 N. Kansas Avenue
Topeka, KS 66608
roundtablebookstore.com [95]

Sag Harbor Books
7 Main Street
Sag Harbor, NY 11963
southamptonsagharborbooks.com [96]

Sandcastle Tales
1414 Camino del Mar
Del Mar, CA 92014
sandcastletales.com [97]

Sausalito Books by the Bay
100 Bay Street
Sausalito, CA 94965
sausalitobooksbythebay.com [98]

Semicolon Bookstore
515 N. Halsted Street
Chicago, IL 60642
semicolonchi.com [99]

Sidekick Coffee & Books
1310 Melrose Avenue
University Heights, IA 52246
sidekickcoffeebooks.com [100]

Still North Books & Bar
3 Allen Street
Hanover, NH 03755
stillnorthbooks.com [101]

Storied Owl Books 
2059 Randolph Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105
storiedowlbooks.com [102]

The Story House
Dawson’s Market
225 N. Washington Street
Rockville, MD 20847
storyhouseonline.com [103]
(Bookmobile)

Story on the Square
19 Griffin Street
McDonough, GA 30253
storyonthesquare.com [104]
 

Texian Books
408 W. Forrest Street
Victoria, TX 77901
texianbooks.indielite.org [105]

Thank You Books
5502B Crestwood Boulevard
Birmingham, AL 35212
thankyoubookshop.com [106]

The Tide
321 Park Avenue
Boca Grande, FL 33921

Tombolo Books
2153 1st Avenue S
St. Petersburg, FL 33712
tombolobooks.com [107]

Towne Center Books (Volume 2)
2375 Railroad Avenue
Livermore, CA  94550
townecenterbooks.com [108]
(Branch location)

Turning the Page (formerly Linda’s Story Time; now owned by Pia Ledina)
47 Main Street
Monroe, CT 06468
turningthepagebooks.com [109]

Turning Page Bookshop
216 Saint James Avenue
Goose Creek, SC 29445
turningpagebookshop.com [110]

Volumes Bookstore
North Michigan Shops
900 Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
volumesbookcafe.com [111]
(Branch location)

Walls of Books
650 South Jefferson Avenue
Cookeville, TN 38501
facebook.com/wobcookeville [112]
(Branch location)

Wilson Book Gallery
3465 N. Pines Way, Suite 101
Wilson, WY 83014
jhbooktrader.com/wbg [113]
(Branch location)

Wishing Tree Books
1410 East 11th
Spokane, WA 99202
wishingtreebookstore.com [114]

[words] Bookstore at LifeTown
10 Microlab Road
Livingston, NJ  07039
wordsbookstore.com [115]
(Branch location)

Writers & Books
740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607
wab.org [116]

NEW OWNERS

BookTowne
171 Main Street
Manasquan, NJ 08736
New Owner: Peter Albertelli

Breakwater Books
81 Whitfield Street
Guilford, CT 06437
breakwaterbooks.net [118]
New owners: Paul Listro and Richard Parent

Browser Books
2195 Fillmore Street
San Francisco, CA 94115
browserbookstore.com [119]
New owner: Green Apple Books

Browsing Bison Books
515 Main Street
Deer Lodge, MT 59722
browsingbison.com [120]
New Owners: Jesse and Sasha Mullen

The Children’s Bookstore 
4717 Harford Road, Ste. 1C
Baltimore, MD 21214
New Owner: Melissa Doty

Cloud & Leaf Bookstore
148 Laneda Avenue
Manzanita, OR 97130
cloudleafstore.com/desktop.php [122]
New Owner: Deborah Reed

Dickens Children’s Books and Publishing Lab
1911 Main Street, Ste. A
Vancouver, WA 98660
dickenskids.com [123]
New owners: Ruthie and Danny Prasil
 
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)

Fables and Fairy Tales
38 N. Main Street
Martinsville, IN 46151
fablesandfairytales.com [125]
New Owner: Jennie Middleton

The Frugal Frigate, a Childrens Bookstore
9 N. 6th Street
Redlands, CA 92373
frugalfrigate.com [126]
New Owner: Erin Rivera

House of Books
4 North Main Street
Kent, CT 06757
hobooks.com [127]
New Owner: Kent Center LLC

The Ivy Bookshop
6080 Falls Road
Baltimore, MD 21209
New Owner: Emma Snyder

Linden Tree Childrens Books
265 State Street
Los Altos, CA  94022
lindentreebooks.com [129]
New Owners: Chris Saccheri and Florina Grosskurth

Malaprop’s Bookstore/Cafe
55 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801

New Majority Owner: Gretchen Horn

Maria’s Bookshop
960 Main Avenue
Durango, CO 81301
mariasbookshop.com [130]
New Owner: Evan Schertz

Master’s Touch
104 W. Water Street
Decorah, IA 52101
New Owner: Kate Rattenborg

Mysterious Galaxy Books
3555 Rosecrans Street
San Diego, CA 92110
mystgalaxy.com [132]
New owners: Matt Berger and Jenni Marchisotta

Orinda Books
276 Village Square
Orinda, CA 94563
orindabooks.com [133]
New owner: Pat Rudebusch

Penn Book Center
130 S. 34th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
pennbookcenter.com [134]
New Owner: Matthew Duques and Diana Bellonby

Pilsen Community Books
1102 W 18th Street
Chicago, IL 60608
pilsencommunitybooks.org [135]
New owners: Katharine Solheim, Thomas Flynn, and Mandy Medley

San Marino Toy & Book Shoppe
2476 Huntington Drive
San Marino, CA 91108
New Owners: Kelley and Andy Carpiac

South Main Book Company
110 S Main Street
Salisbury, NC 28144
southmainbookcompany.com [137]
New owner: Alissa Redmond

Womrath Bookshop
76 Pondfield Road
Bronxville, NY 10708
facebook.com/pages/category/Independent-Bookstore/Womrath-Bookshop-196091283756229/ [138]
New Owners: Morin and Barbara Bishop

The World’s Only Curious George Store
(Formerly at 1 JFK Street, Cambridge, MA 02138; new location to be announced)
thecuriousgeorgestore.com [139]
New Owner: Astra Titus

The Writers’ Workshoppe and Imprint Books
820 Water Street
Port Townsend, WA 98368
writersworkshoppe.com [140]
New owners: Samantha Ladwig and Thom Nienow

To report a bookstore opening or sale, drop us a quick e-mail [141]and we’ll include it in our next update.