Buffalo's Talking Leaves to Close One Location; WORD KIDS bookstore to open in Brooklyn, Wild Detectives Facebook clickbait depicts classic novels; and more.
Buffalo's Talking Leaves Bookstore to Close One of Two Locations: The venerable independent bookstore is closing its location close to the University of Buffalo and consolidating operations at its Elmwood Village store. Owner Jonathon Welch said the move to students buying books online and a decline in the store's neighborhood were the reasons for the closure.
Brooklyn's WORD is Opening a Children's Bookstore: The Brooklyn bookstore is celebrating its tenth anniversary by opening a new children's bookstore, WORD KIDS, two doors down from its original storefront.
Dallas' Wild Detectives Clickbait Facebook Campaign is a Success: Last September, the independent bookseller began posting Facebook news items with salacious headlines drawn from the plots of classic novels, boosting their Internet traffic.
Newark Gets Its First Bookstore in 30 Years: The new, 10,000 sq.-ft. Barnes and Noble Rutgers opened in downtown Newark, N.J. in the Hahne & Co. building. Above the store is a 50,000 sq.-ft. arts incubator run by Rutgers University.
Wesleyan R.J. Julia Store to Feature Organic Cafe: The new store in Middletown, Conn., opening later this year, will feature an outpost of an organic cafe concept owned by NBA star Ray Allen and his wife.
Thai Kinokuniya Bookstores Declare March Russian Literature Month: Kinokuniya bookstores in the Thai capital of Bangkok have declared March 2017 as the month of Russian literature, noting "the intrigue between US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin has captured the world's attention."