A bookstore/restaurant preps for its Maryland opening; stores expand in New Jersey and Washington; a California bookstore adds a publishing arm; and more.
Little City Books’ Children’s Annex Now Open: The Hoboken, N.J., bookstore’s new kids’ addition opened its doors last weekend. But it will hold a grand opening celebration on Saturday November 5.
Bookstore-Café from Spike Gjerde & Ivy Bookshop to Open Soon: The new collaboration between a Baltimore chef and a local indie will be called Bird in Hand and is slated to open November 7. Located near Johns Hopkins, the bookstore-café will cater to the broader Charles Village, Guilford, and Homewood neighborhoods. The shop will have a scaled down version of the Ivy’s Falls Road store and will start off with 2,500 titles. It will also be the Ivy’s primary events space.
Ada’s Technical Books & Café Expands: The Seattle bookstore named for mathematician from the mid-1800s, who is considered to be the first computer programmer, which opened in 2010, continues to expand. In 2013, it moved and doubled in size. Then it opened a coworking space on the second floor. The latest addition, The Lab, which is located in the back of the building, will open November 17 and serve coffee and cocktails. It will also double as an events space.
Readers’ Books Publishes Owners Book to Mark 25th Anniversary: Writer and bookseller Andy Weinberger compiled 15 years of essays about running a bookstore, The Ugly Man Sits in the Garden; Pieces of a Life, to celebrate the anniversary of the Sonoma, Calif., bookstore. His book is also the inaugural volume from Readers’ Books new publishing arm, Bread&ButterBooks.
Skylight Winds Up 20th Anniversary Celebration: This month marks the birthday of the iconic LA bookstore that opened on the site of what had been Chatterton’s. Manager Steve Salardino attributed the store’s success to a walkable neighborhood and the fact that “we’ve always had a fantastic and knowledgeable staff. That staff is also very particular to this neighborhood—it knows what the people in the area want.”