Kinokuniya expands to Austin; B&N opens a restaurant; New York's last Yiddish bookstore; the Seattle store that inspired a backpack empire; and more.
Kinokuniya Expanding to Austin: The Japanese bookstore chain, which already has two stores in Texas, is opening another in the state's capital.
B&N Opens Restaurant in Texas: Barnes & Noble has opened a 100-seat restaurant at its store in Plano.
Online Bookstore Opens Bricks-and-Mortar Location: 321 Books, which previously sold books exclusively through Amazon.com, has opened a storefront in St. Petersburg, Fla.
Montreal's Bookstore for People of Color: Racines, which opened in August, exclusively carries books written in English, French, and Creole by non-white writers.
New York's Last Yiddish Bookstore: CYCO bookstore in Long Island City has 120,000 books and is likely the only remaining Yiddish bookstore in America.
Arkansas Christian Bookstore Relocates: The Hearts & Hands Christian bookstore in Paris has relocated to the center of the town.
Seattle Bookstore Inspired Backpack Creator: Discussions with booksellers at the University of Washington bookstore inspired the creation of the JanSport backpack.
How Amazon's CEO Prioritizes Curiosity: A journalist credits Jeff Bezos' emotional intelligence for leading to his success.