Anchorage indie gets a new owner; Third Place Books hires new events manager; Salt Lake City's Marissa's Books to re-open; and more.
Alaska's Title Wave Books Gets a New Owner: Angela Libal, the long-time manager of Anchorage's 27-year-old independent bookstore has become the owner. She plans to downsize the large format store by 25% and renovate.
Washington's Third Place Books Hires New Events Manager: Zak Nelson is joining Seattle-area chain Third Place Books and will serve as events and marketing manager. He was most recently a bookseller with Amazon Books.
Marissa's Books and Gifts in Salt Lake City to Re-open: The Utah new, used and vintage bookstore has moved to a larger location and will re-open on April 6.
New Bookstore Featuring Indie-Authored Books Planned for California: Pipe and Thimble Publishing have announced plans to open and new bookstore featuring self-published and small press books in southern California.
Princeton's Labyrinth Books Celebrated for Long Relationship with University: Store co-owner Dorothea von Moltke discusses how it has been to the the university's advantage to collaborate with the indie bookseller for much of the last decade.
Mirrored Bookstore Entrance in China's Creates Optical Illusion: The Yangzhou Zhongshuge Bookstore in Zhen Yuan, China has installed a black-mirrored floor which makes the entrance appear as an optical illusion of endless halls of books.