Books-A-Million finds success in New Hampshire.; a Minnesota bookstore doubles in size; ABA sets up an LGBTQ book drive in Orlando; and more.
West Lebanon, N.H., BAM to Relocate: The five-year-old Books-A-Million, which took over a former Borders location at the Valley Square Shopping Center, recently lost its lease, but now plans to reopen in a nearby shopping center. The new store will be slightly smaller and does not include a Joe Muggs cafe.
Moon Palace Books Expanding: Although the South Minneapolis indie’s move won’t take place until sometime next month, it is holding its first event--with Michelle Cruz Gonzales (The Spitboy Rule)--in its new space tonight. The four-year-old bookstore will be located in the front of the same building as its current space, but will double in size.
CI 4 Book Drive in the Wake of Pulse Violence: Booksellers attending Children’s Institute in Orlando had asked the ABA to come up with a way to help the community. The ABA is facilitating a book drive at the conference to collect books on LGBTQ issues, which will be donated to an Orlando-area school or library.
Waynesboro, Pa., Bookstore Closing: Saturday was the last day for Mike and Shirley Kohler’s On the Road Books. The store’s closing marks the end of a 25-year run for bookstores in downtown Waynesboro. The Kohlers plan to continue running an online bookstore through Abe and will establish a presence at York Emporium, a used bookstore co-op in York, Pa.