Amazon moves into Madison, Wis.; a Vermont bookshop expands; stores in Massachusetts and Minnesota prep to open; and more.
Bridgeside Books Adds Home Store: Hiata DeFeo is expanding the seven-year-old bookstore in Waterbury, Vt., by opening a new store a block away with vintage decorations and art at the end of this month. She also plans to carry some DIY and decorating titles at Bridgeside’s new location, Bridgeside Home.
Milkweed Books Launches Kickstarter Campaign: Minneapolis’s nonprofit publisher Milkweed Editions is hoping to raise $25,000 to stock its 600 sq. ft. bookstore slated to open in the Open Book building complex.
Date Set for Belmont Books: A new bookstore slated for the Boston suburb of Belmont, Mass., which was announced earlier this summer, will open its doors in March 2017. The bookstore will be located in a former Macy’s currently undergoing renovation.
Amazon Pickup Location Coming to University of Wisconsin: Late last week the regents signed a five-year agreement with Amazon for a pickup location at the University of Wisconsin-Madison's historic Red Gym.
Velveteen Rabbit Bookshop to Close: After 22 years, the children’s bookstore in Fort Atkinson, Wisc., and its nine-year-old guesthouse are closing on September 30. In a letter to customers that went out last week, owners Jim and Marie Nelson wrote, “We just currently needed more support and have family concerns we need to care for.”