Georgia and Kentucky indies prep to open; a New York City bookstore tries pop-ups while it searches for permanent space; a children's store may flee Harvard Square; and more.
Read Shop Opens in Atlanta: Local entrepreneur Dan Collier, who also owns the Merchant, Collier Candy Company, and Archer Paper Goods, has added a bookstore in the Vinings Jubilee area. Although this is his first bookstore, he has been wholesaling books for 20 years at the Atlanta Gift Mart. Collier plans to add a coffee shop to the bookstore soon.
Queens Bookshop Keeps Popping Up: While it looks for a permanent space, the former B&N booksellers behind the Queens Bookshop have two pop-up locations. They have a set of "blind date" books at Cipollina (116-09 Queens Blvd.) and they have books by Queens authors at the Made in Queens store (27-24 Queens Plaza South).
Paducah Books Opens: After his favorite used bookstore, the Book Rack, closed, entrepreneur Chris Anderson decided to fill the void in Paducah, Ky., with a used and new bookstore of his own.
Curious George Store Could Leave Harvard Square: The children’s specialty bookstore in Harvard Square in Cambridge, Mass., could be forced out of its current location. Developer Equity One is seeking permission from the Cambridge Historical Commission to gut the building that houses Curious George and the one next door to create a mall called the Harvard Collection.
Earl Plaza Books to Close Unless a Buyer Comes Forward; The 41-year-old used bookstore in Lafayette, Ind., which has has only been open one day a week since November, will close at the end of September. Martin Atkins, whose father, Jim, founded the 4,000 sq. ft. bookstore, has been running Earl Plaza since 1993. But technology and online retail have taken a toll, according to the younger Atkins. Jim Atkins would still like to find a buyer, but has only a few weeks.