Around Indies [5]

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

Little City Books [7] debuted its new coffee shop/bookstore [8], in partnership with bwè Kafe, in Hoboken, New Jersey. 

New York City’s Strand Book Store [9] will be opening a new store in Book Culture’s former location on the Upper West Side. 

Vroman’s [10] has opened a literary wine bar [11] in Pasadena, California. 

A Freethinker’s Corner [12] in Dover, New Hampshire, will be expanding its store by taking over an adjacent unit. 

Booklovers’ Gourmet [13] in Webster, Massachusetts, is celebrating 25 years in business with plans to move and expand its store. The store will move to a larger space down the street from its current location in March. 

Liberty Bay Books [14] in Poulsbo, Washington, is now under new ownership [15].

Forbes published an article called “How Indie Bookstores Beat Amazon at the Bookselling Game: Lessons Here for Every Retailer [16].”

Blue Manatee Literacy Project [17] and Downbound Books [18] were featured in an article called “How Independent Bookstores Stack Up in the Age of Amazon [19].”

Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria [20] in New York City plans to become heavily involved with 2020 Census outreach efforts. 

The Ripped Bodice [21] in Culver City, California, appeared on the 3rd Hour of TODAY [22].

Forbes profiled [23] Love’s Sweet Arrow [24] in Chicago, Illinois. 

Pyramid Books [25], The Lit. Bar [26], Uncle Bobbie’s Coffee & Books [27], and others were mentioned in an article called “The political resilience of the Black-owned bookstore [28].”

TheWeek.com featured The Lit. Bar [26] in an article called “This woman’s dream came true when she opened the Bronx’s only bookstore [29].”

The Bookery Manchester [30] in New Hampshire was featured in an article on “How This Independent Bookstore Became a Hot Spot for Presidential Hopefuls [31].”

Northshire Bookstore [32] in Saratoga Springs, New York, was featured in an article called “Northshire Bookstore hosts sixth annual Harry Potter Book Night [33].”

Porter Square Books [34] in Cambridge, Massachusetts, was called a “community centerpiece [35]” by The Tufts Daily.

The Brain Lair [36] in South Bend, Indiana, was featured in an article called “Printmaking and English class make a mark with local bookstore [37].”

Member stores were featured in an article called “Bookstores across West Virginia growing, diversifying [38].” 

Hoodline included Walden Pond Books [39] and Owl & Company Bookshop [40] on a list of four inexpensive bookstores in Oakland, California [41]

Share your news in Around Indies! E-mail editorial@bookweb.org [42] 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.