The Pittsburgh bookstore revival continues with a new kiosk at the airport; a discount bookseller opens in Massachusetts; a Virginia bookseller tests a new location; and more.
Arcadia Launches a Book Kiosk at Pittsburgh Airport:The press’ first book kiosk is now available at Pittsburgh International Airport, which has the highest per passenger spending of any airport in the country. The machine has pockets that hold a total of 150-200 copies of books when it is fully loaded. Some of the initial offerings include African Americans in Pittsburgh and Forgotten Tales of Pittsburgh.
Stax Discount Books Opens in Metrowest, Mass.: Late last month Michael Joachim, former book buyer for The Paper Store, and publishing professional Tracey McCrea opened Stax Discount Books in Marlborough, Mass. The 3,000 sq. ft. bookstore discounts all new hardcovers and paperbacks 20%. It also stocks a large number of remainders at 80% off. In addition, Stax carries greeting cards, gifts, and calendars.
Eugene, Ore., Bookseller Looking for a Co-owner to Stay Open: After seeing his rent double when his lease was renewed, Tsunami Books owner Scott Landfield is looking to raise funds to stay in business. In addition to looking for support from other Oregonians, he’s seeking a partner. “I don’t want to close,” Landfield told Eugene Weekly.
Over the Moon Bookstore & Artisan Gallery Moves: After many delays, the Virginia bookstore is now in its new digs at Piedmont Place in Crozet. It celebrated getting the last bookcases in place with an open house on December 8.
College Bookstore Supplier in Westwood, Tex., Closing: After 30 years Comet School Supplies is shutting its doors at the end of December. A competitor bought it out, according to operations manager Eddie Loflin.