Several distinctive bookstores have opened this summer or are about to, including a bookshop with no name in Warwick, R.I., and a self-published author only bookstore in Fort Myers, Fl. Op.Cit bookstore took over Moby Dickens’s space in Taos, and Copperfield’s readies its eighth Northern California bookstore to open before Christmas.
B&N to Celebrate The Day the Crayons Came Home (Aug. 22): To mark the publication of Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers’s follow up to The Day the Crayons Quit, the nation’s biggest bookstore chain is holding storytimes around the country.
Openings & Closings
Bookstore for Indie Authors to Open in Fort Myers, Fl.: Given the success of the Gulf Coast Bookshop, which sells only books by local indie authors, Patti Brassard Jefferson is expanding the concept with a 1,660 sq. ft. store, P.J. Boox, to open in Ft. Myers, Fl. on October 1.
Rainmakers’ Antiquarian Bookstore to Open in Kingwood, Tex.: The store, which will open September 1, will feature books on subjects ranging from world theology to petroleum, and will hold book signings and film screenings.
Op.Cit Opens at the Site of Moby Dickens in Taos: Earlier this week Moby Dickens re-opened under a new name and new ownership. Noemi de Bodisco, owner of Op.Cit Books in Santa Fe and Tome on the Range in Las Vegas, began operating the shop, which closed at the beginning of July.
Copperfield’s to Open 8th Store: In December the Bay Area bookseller plans to open a 6,025 sq. ft. store in downtown Novato, Calif.
Bookshop with No Name in Warwick, R.I.: Earlier this summer Missy Bryson opened her distinctive, but nameless, store, which sells genre books to which she has added alternative or minimalist covers.
All Inked Up to Close Next Month: The Brentwood, Calif., bookstore will close. Owner Danelle Vance told the newspaper that she couldn’t continue “juggling a struggling bookstore and a growing screen printing operation.”
Memphis Bookstore Turns 140: Founded in 1875, Burke’s Book Store has already begun celebrating its birthday with a store window marking the transitions. It is asking customers for a special gift, to contribute towards the purchase of a book delivery tricycle.
Diane’s Books in Greenwich, Ct., Turns 25: November marks the first quarter century for the town’s only remaining bookstore. When Diane Garrett opened the bookstore in 1990, there were seven stores.
Obituary Jan Peccia: Earlier this summer, Jan Peccia, who cofounded the Montana Book and Toy Co. in Helena, Mont., with her sister-in-law, Didi Augustine Peccia, died of cancer. She was 48. Donations can be made to the Lewis and Clark Humane Society, the Lewis and Clark Library, St. Peter’s Cancer Treatment Center, or Helena Education Foundation.