Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance Open Registration for Spring Show: The event will take place March 6-7 at the Crowne Plaza - Airport in Atlanta, and the theme is “Writing the Future of the Discovery Show." The event will feature a party at Peachtree Publishing and an evening gala dinner will star five authors, including Michael Knight and Gina Kolata. The Spring Show controversially had been planned to coincide with the Great American Bargain Book Fair, which has been cancelled.
Waterstones to Open Ten New Stores: The Bookseller magazine reports that Waterstones will open 10 new bookstores next year after turning a profit for the first time in five years. For the year ended April 30, 2016, the store made a pre-tax profit of £9.9 million ($12.5 million) on a sales hike of 4%, to £409.1 million ($511 million).
New Raleigh, N.C. Children's Bookstore to Open in April: Read With Me, A Children’s Book & Art Shop will open in Raleigh, N.C.on April 7. The store, which is owned by former schoolteacher Christine Brenner, is currently trying to raise $50,000 through an IndieGoGo campaign.
Michael Moore Tweets Support for The Bronx's Lit. Bar Bookstore Fundraiser: The filmmaker and advocate tweeted "1.4 million people in the Bronx -- and not a single bookstore! Please help. I did! https://igg.me/p/let-s-bring-a-goddamn-bookstore-to-the-bronx-books-community/cstw/6931067 … #indiegogo via @indiegogo"
Renovated Bookstore at Masters University Opens: The University Exchange, or UE, at Masters University in Santa Clarita, Ca. has been undergoing upgrades since last year. “It’s full of all kinds of materials, books, biographies, history books… this is a great thing for this university," said Master’s University president John MacArthur.