A Queens bookstore gets one step closer to opening; a Virginia Books-A-Million preps its new location; and a Canadian indie is planning a big birthday celebration.
Queens Bookshop Launches Kickstarter Campaign: Within the first two days, Vina Castillo, Natalie Noboa, and Holly Nikodem have raised nearly $5,000 toward their goal of $70,000 to open a second general indie bookstore in Queens, N.Y. They decided to open a store following the closing of two Barnes & Noble bookstores in Queens.
Modern Times Faces More Financial Woes: The 45-year-old San Francisco bookstore collective, which has struggled in recent years with high rent, could have to move for a fifth time or close. Although the store qualified for assistance as a legacy business through the city’s Invest in Neighborhoods partnership, it has not made a difference in Modern Times’s troubled financial outlook.
2nd & Charles to Open Second Richmond Store: No date has been set yet for the next used bookstore from Books-A-Million, a 36,125 sq. ft. store in Tuckernuck Square, formerly home to a Babies “R” Us.
Type Books Turns 10: The Toronto indie is celebrating its first decade on Saturday (Apr. 30) with 20 local authors on Canada’s Authors for Indies Day.
Bindings Bookstore to Close at End of Month: After five and a half years, owner Carolyn Wicker announced over the weekend that she is closing the Albion, N.Y., new and used bookstore on April 30.
Kings Christian Bookstore Closing in Boone: After eight years, Randy and Jill King are closing their Iowa Bookstore. They plan to sell some books to long-time customers from their home.