A California bookseller tries to buy the store where he works; Barnes & Noble to open on Fifth Avenue--in Youngstown; a bookstore pops-up in the Bronx; and more.

Ownership of Diesel in Oakland: John Evans and Alison Reid are in the midst of transitioning ownership of their Oakland store to its manager, Brad Johnson. The sale is contingent on Johnson raising enough funds through a community lending program. If Johnson’s funding campaign is successful, he is planning to change the store’s name to East Bay Booksellers. “I’m an unabashed cheerleader for the East Bay,” he said.

The Bronx’s Lit. Bar to Pop Up Next Month: The bookstore, which hopes to open next year, will have its first pop-up store at the Bronx Museum over the weekend of December 10-11. It will join 50 local artists, farmers, bakers, and brewers as part of the second annual Holiday Market Weekend.

New B&N on Fifth Avenue—in Youngstown, Ohio: Youngstown State University chose Barnes & Noble to open a stand-alone bookstore that will open in time for the 2017-18 school year. The new store will have a general reading area and hold author events.

Paperbacks Ink Moves & More Than Doubles in Size: The used bookstore in Newport News, Va., was forced to move last month because of a lease conflict. The change enabled the store to grow its space from 2,3000 sq. ft. to 5,500 and add more sidelines, including homemade placemats, jewelry, soap, and lotions.

Holiday Cash Mob Coming to Greenlight: The Brooklyn bookstore in conjunction with Constant Contact is holding a cash mob on November 19 to support the local Brooklyn business community. Greenlight is planning special activities with chances to win gift cards for up to $50, while supplies last. Participants are being asked to bring canned food for The Food Bank for New York City.

Guide to Kulchur Closing in ClevelandCo-owner RA Washington announced on Facebook that the bookstore will close on Monday, : November 14. “This last year has been a difficult one,” he wrote. “We’ve fought to keep the doors open, and now we must close them in an effort to continue our work bringing Books 2 Prisoners all over Ohio, and to continue the amazing work of GTK Press.”