Around Indies [3]

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

The latest episode of On Point, called “Indie Bookstores, Once on the Verge of Disappearing, Are Making a Comeback [5],” featured a conversation between Wi15 keynote speaker Ryan Raffaelli and ABA president Jamie Fiocco.

In Washington, D.C., Idle Time has reopened under the name Lost City Books [6]. The store will host its grand reopening on February 29 with food, live music, and an exhibition of local artists, among other festivities. 

A full house for Mary Kubica's event at Anderson's Bookshop.
A full house for Mary Kubica's event at Anderson's Bookshop.

The Mustard Seed Bookstore [7] in Bath, Maine, has been sold to employee Terri Shurz [8], who will open Mockingbird Bookshop in its place [9]

The Book Haven [10] in Salida, Colorado, is under new ownership [11].

Barbara’s Bookstore [12] has moved to a new location [13] in Burr Ridge, Illinois. 

Matt Miller, chief operating officer of Tattered Cover Book Store [14] in Denver, Colorado, will retire on June 30. Kate Rothery, general manager at the store, will assume many of his responsibilities. 

Bookshop Santa Cruz [15] in Santa Cruz, California, and Changing Hands [16] in Tempe and Phoenix, Arizona, have partnered for a year-long program called 2020 Fundamentals: Eat Sleep Read Vote [17].

The Twig Book Shop [18] in San Antonio, Texas, was featured in an article called “Miss Anastasia to celebrate 20 years of telling tales at The Twig Book Shop in San Antonio [19].”

The Phoenix Bookstore [20] is bringing “more than literature [21]” to its Laredo, Texas, community. 

Mary Kubica visited Anderson’s Bookshop [22] in Naperville, Illinois, to celebrate the launch of her new book, The Other Mrs. (Park Row)

The Seattle Times mentioned Left Bank Books [23] in a literary walking tour of Pike Place Market [24].

Forbes mentioned Hello Hello Books [25] in the article “Why Maine Bookstore Hello Hello Books Won’t Be Stocking Bestseller A Very Stable Genius [26].”

Brain Lair Books [27] in South Bend, Indiana, was featured in an article called “Former librarian lines shelves of South Bend bookstore with inclusivity [28].” 

Odyssey Bookshop [29] in South Hadley, Massachusetts, was featured in the article “South Hadley’s venerable Odyssey Bookshop defies odds as independent bookseller [30].”

Auburn Oil Co. [31] in Auburn, Alabama, is “drawing book lovers [32].”

Nicola’s Books [33] in Ann Arbor, Michigan, was featured in an article called “Staying Power: How Nicola’s Books has thrived despite book industry turmoil [34].”

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