New stores keep popping up and older stores are in transition. Black Bear in Boone, N.C., came up with perhaps the most creative reinvention this week: it is closing its storefront and opening in a kiosk. Bookstore publishing continues apace with a beautiful coffee table photography book called simply Jackson, from Lemuria Books in Jackson, Miss. And the concept of reselling e-books continues to tantalize on both sides of the ocean. The courts refused to close Dutch online e-book reseller Tom Kabinet.
Lemuria Talks Jackson: Lemuria Books in Jackson, Miss., is publishing a coffee table book on its fair city, Jackson: Photographs by Ken Murphy with a foreword by store owner John Evans.
And the Winner Is?
New England Book Awards Finalists Named: Mary Oliver, Suzanna Kaysen, Elizabeth Warren, and Roz Chast are among this year’s finalists. Awards will be given out at the NEIBA fall conference.
Gimme Books: The name of this pop-up bookstore says it all. It was created after WME closed on IMG and opened at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim.
Warm Up Weekend Shop: From now through September 7, Artbook will be sponsoring a shop at MoMA PS1 in Brooklyn, N.Y., which features local designers and a vinyl listening station.
Black Bear Books Downsizes: Black Bear Books in Boone, N.C., which lost thousands of dollars to a former manager’s embezzlement scheme, has found a way to move forward in slightly smaller digs, a kiosk.
The Bookworm Relocating?: A new shopping center under development lists The Bookworm of Omaha as a tenant; it has been at its current location for a decade and a half.
Future Looking Up for One of Oldest Canadian Bookstores: After raising the $10,000 they needed to stay open this spring, the People’s Co-op Bookstore in Vancouver, which was founded in 1945, has a new manager and lots more inventory.
Rizzoli: What Remains: The ceiling is all that will remain of the interior of the iconic independent about to be demolished to make way for luxury apartments.
Rising Rent Threatens SF Bookstores: Amazon and e-books aren’t the only challenges indies face.
Used Bookstore in Carlsbad: Paperback Book Exchange in Carlsbad, Calif., is getting ready to close its doors after 30 years in business. A storewide sale starts August 11.