Among other goings on, a number of bookstores in New York City are opening new locations this week: La Casa Azul is opening a pop-up in Harlem, and Brooklyn-based Greenlight Bookstore is adding its own pop-up, opening in the Prospect Lefferts Gardens section of the borough.
Archestratus Books & Foods in Brooklyn, N.Y., Holds Grand Opening (Oct. 2): Today marks the grand opening of a new food-related bookstore and café with a twist. In addition to selling cookbooks, Archestratus will carry new and used books across genres with food in their name.
Grand Opening for Second La Casa Azul (Oct. 3): The online bookseller, which opened a bricks-and-mortar location in East Harlem in 2011, will add a second store this weekend, a pop-up location at the Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling in West Harlem, N.Y.
Chappaqua Children’s Book Festival (Oct. 3): More than 80 authors and costume characters will attend this year’s day-long event in Chappaqua, N.Y.
Openings & Closings
Greenlight Adds Pop Up Bookstore in Play Kids in Brooklyn: The bookstore is partnering with a local toy store to bring a selection of children’s titles to Prospect Lefferts Gardens.
Milwaukee’s Gallery Bookshop to Reopen: In the coming weeks, former Schwartz Books and Next Chapter bookseller, Anne Wilde plans to reopen the used bookstore, which was owned by the late Frank Mente.
Maple Street Book Shop in Nola to Shut Its Doors at Year’s End: After several years of declining sales, the 50-year old bookstore will close. Current owner and long-time manager Gladin Scott wants the last few months to serve as a celebration.
The Book Frog Closes Temporarily: September 30 was the final day for the three-year-old Torrance, Calif., bookstore opened by two former Borders booksellers, Rebecca Glenn and Pete Ledesma. The pair will continue to look for a new location after losing their lease.
Coyote Ridge Books in Broomfield, Colo., Closes for Now: Owner Don Hartley is closing the three-year-old bookstore at the end of this month while he continues to look for a more affordable location.
Mr. K’s Used Books, Music, and More Closes in Oak Ridge, Tenn.: After twenty years, the used bookseller is closing one of its five locations. It has additional stores in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee.
East Bay’s the Storyteller Bookstore Closing: The 30-year-old bookstore and “Children’s Literature Center” in Lafayette, Calif., will close its doors later this month.
Students Protest Against Privatization of UNC Student Store: After University of North Carolina received an unsolicited bid from Follett, students demonstrated their concern to “Save UNC Student Stores” and keep them independent.
BookBar Expands and Adds a B&B: The Denver bookstore and wine bar added 750 sq. ft. of retail space with a children’s room, middle grade/YA Adult room, and a reading room. Now it’s finishing BookBed, a book-themed bed and breakfast.