Memorial for Minneapolis bookseller set; Tucson, a thriving book town; Bangor children's bookseller moves on; and more.
Memorial to Be Held for Gary Mazzone, Beloved Minneapolis Bookseller: Funeral services will be held in Minneapolis on March 18 for bookseller Gary Mazzone, the outreach coordinator and sales director at Magers & Quinn Books and a beloved fixture on the Twin Cities literary scene. Mazzone, 61, died of natural causes on Feb. 23.
Tucson Thrives as a Book Town: On the occasion of the annual Tucson Book Festival, Trudy Mills, co-owner of the city's Antigone Books, said, “The store’s doing better than it ever did."
Bangor Children's Bookseller Moves On: Cathy Anderson recently retired from The Briar Patch children's bookstore in Bangor to pursue traveling and other interests.
Vickie Williams, Owner of Seattle's LEM Bookstore, Dies: The bookseller who owner of the Life Enrichment Book Store, the only black-owned bookstore in Washington state, died last week and a friends set up a GoFundMe site to defray funeral costs and support the bookstore.
University of Puget Sound Bookseller Wins Aspen Award: Barbara Racine, director of University of Puget Sound Bookstore in Tacoma, Wash., won the the Aspen Award in recognition of her lifelong contributions to the bookselling industry by the National Association of College Stores (NACS).
Colorado State University Bookstore Named Retailer of the Year by NACS: The Colorado State University Bookstore has been named the country’s 2017 Collegiate Retailer of the Year by the NACS Foundation.
Jarir Bookstore Expands Chain in Saudi Arabia: Jarir Bookstore recently opened a new showroom in Medina, bringing the total number of stores the chain has the country to 39 — and 47 in total across Egypt and the Gulf States.