- 2020 Oct 26
How Bookstores Are Coping
'Vox' takes a long look at how several indie bookstores around the country are dealing with challenges from Covid-19.
Louisiana's Newest Bookstore Opens
Beausoleil Books in Lafayette opened last week.
U.K. Store Offers Online 3D Tours
Bookbugs and Dragon Tales in Norwich has launched a digital tool offering a 3D tour of the store.
- 2020 Oct 23
Upstate New York Gets a New Store
Riot Act opened in Binghamton and dubs itself an "anti-profit" bookstore.
Taiwanese Bookstore Tries Something New
Wuguan Books asks customers to shop in the dark, with only book covers spotlit.
U.K. Booksellers See Silver Lining
Booksellers in the U.K. are optimistic about book sales, which have spiked despite new coronavirus restrictions.
- 2020 Oct 22
Sales as L.A. Bookstore Are Down 80%
The Last Bookstore in downtown Los Angeles is suffering a huge decline in sales, but remains optimistic.
Utah Bookstore Is Scraping By
Weller Book Works in Salt Lake City is facing one of the most difficult periods in its 91 years in business.
Japanese Chain Expands to China
Tsutaya Books Co. has just opened its first Chinese outlet in Hangzhou.
Spooky Michigan Bookstore Opens
Deadtime Stories recently opened in Lansing. It focuses on true crime, mystery, and horror.
- 2020 Oct 21
Chicagoland Stores Fight to Survive
Powell's Books and Seminary Co-op Bookstore in Chicago continue to struggle amidst the pandemic.
Pandemic Is Impacting California Stores
A quartet of bookstores in Pasadena are saying sales must improve dramatically if they are to remain in business.
Nebraska Gets a New Bookstore
The Book Nook has opened in Papillon, outside Omaha. It sells new and used books.
- 2020 Oct 20
Manhattan's New Black Bookstore
The new Schomburg Shop has opened in the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem.
New Bookstore in the Works for Chicago
At Exile in Bookville is a bookstore that is being planned by long-time bookseller Javier Ramirez and Kristin Enola Gilbert.
- 2020 Oct 19
Boston Bookseller Honored by NBA Team
The Boston Celtics recently honored Jim James, owner of Park Street Books in Medfield, as a hero for his deliveries of children's books.
New Zealand Celebrates Bookshop Day
More than 190 bookstores across the island nation marked the occasion.
Wales Is Closing Bookstores Due to Covid
All bookstores in Wales will be closed for at least two weeks as part of an effort to thwart rising cases of infection.
California Store Reopens After Update
Underground Books in Sacramento has expanded, remodeled, and reopened.
- 2020 Oct 16
Oregon Gets a New Bookstore
Canvasback Books is opening in Klamath Falls.
A New Bookstore Comes to Iowa
Dog-Eared Books is opening in Ames early next year. The store already sells books online.
A Bookstore for L.A.'s Latinx Community
Alegría Mobile Bookstore is a virtual and mobile bookstore for the Latinx community in Los Angeles.
- 2020 Oct 15
The Plight of the Local Bookstore
Independent booksellers are desperate for customers to return, the 'New York Times' reports—and not just for an online reading.
Early Voters Get Discount at Texas Store
Patchouli Joe’s Books and Indulgences in Leander is giving early voters a 10% discount.
- 2020 Oct 13
Michigan Bookstore Offers Succor
Horizon Books in Traverse City has succeeded in becoming a genuine community hub.
Los Angeles Bookstore Pivots
LA Librería, a specialty Spanish-language bookstore, has had to find new ways to connect with customers during the pandemic.
How a Small New York Bookstore Survives
Avoid the Day bookstore in Rockaway Beach, Queens, opened earlier this year and found customers in the midst of the pandemic.
- 2020 Oct 09
Los Angeles Bookstores Face Cash Crunch
Several Los Angeles Bookstores are facing financial shortfalls and turning to crowdfunding to raise cash.
New York City Kids' Store Is Moving
Books of Wonder on 18th Street in Manhattan is moving to a new location a block away at 42 West 17th St. The move will be completed this month.
Chicago Is Losing an Indie Store
City Lit Books in Logan Square is closing in December as a result of lost sales from the pandemic.
Las Vegas Bookstore to Close
Amber Unicorn Books in Las Vegas is closing after 39 years in business.
Big Bad Wolf Goes Virtual
Big Bad Wolf, the traveling remainder books pop-up bookseller based in Malaysia, has turned to hosting virtual book sales.
- 2020 Oct 08
L.A. Bookstores Fight for Survival
Several Los Angeles bookstores discuss their pandemic problems and the struggles ahead.
Baltimore Bookstore Reopens After Move
The Ivy Bookshop has reopened in a new location two blocks from its former home.
- 2020 Oct 07
Wisconsin Gets a New Bookstore
Lunar & Lake Book Market opened in Fond du Lac last week.
Late Denver Black Bookseller Honored
Louis Freeman, founder of Hue-Man Experience Book Store and TeaLee's TeaHouse, is remembered for his contribution to society.
- 2020 Oct 06
Massachusetts Gets a New Kids' Bookstore
Word on the Street, an independent children’s bookstore, opened in Marlborough last week.
Pandemic Could Close Paris Booksellers
The Covid-19 crisis is threatening Paris's famed Seine-side booksellers, "les bouquinistes," who have been around since the 1500s.
- 2020 Oct 05
Michigan Bookstore Changes Names
The Mitten Word in Marshall is changing its name to New Story Community Books. It has been open since 2018.
Brooklyn Bookstore Reopens
McNally Jackson has reopened its downtown Brooklyn City Point location, closed since March.
Florida Gets a New Bookstore
Fat Cat Books, a used bookstore, has opened in Tallahassee and also operates as a cat sanctuary.
- 2020 Oct 02
Massachusetts City's Bookstore Turnover
The Sea Howl Bookstore has opened in Orleans, while the Booksmith has closed.
Kentucky Loses a Bookstore
Books on Main in Hopkinsville is closing permanently. It had been open since 2015.
Virginia Booksellers Talk Shop
The owners of Fountain Bookstore in Richmond and Chop Suey Books in Carytown discuss the role of booksellers in these trying times.
Russian Online Bookseller Plans IPO
Ozon, Russia's equivalent to Amazon, is planning an IPO in the United States.
Ontario Store Has Early Impact on Locals
River Bookshop in Amherstburg opened late this summer and is already enhancing its local community.
- 2020 Oct 01
Powell's Hires a New CEO
Powell's Books in Portland, Ore., has hired Patrick Bassett as CEO, replacing Emily Powell, who remains president.
Florida Bookstore Expands
Writer's Block in Winter Park is opening a second location.
Connecticut Loses a Bookstore
That Book Store in Wethersfield is closing permanently. It had been open since 2018.
Los Angeles Bookstore Gets New Owners
The Pop-Hop bookstore in Los Angeles will undergo changes, say new owners.
- 2020 Sep 30
Minnesota Indies Promote Early Shopping
Minnesota bookstores are offering patrons a chance of winning gift cards by visiting multiple stores in the next three months.
- 2020 Sep 29
Vroman's in Pasadena Needs More Sales
The 126-year-old California bookstore says sales are down 40% for the year, and that they need a strong fall and holiday season to survive.
Colorado Loses a Bookstore
The Innisfree Poetry Bookstore & Cafe has closed in Boulder. It had been open for 10 years.
U.K. Bookseller Covers His VIP Customers
A manager at Waterstones Canterbury reflects on his long career and several of the most important customers he has served.
- 2020 Sep 28
Kansas Bookstore Is Moving Next Year
The Raven Bookstore in Lawrence will move to a new, larger location downtown.
Massachusetts Stores Create Community
A trio of bookstores in Worcester is striving to put the city on the map as a literary hub.
Maldives Resort Hiring Bookseller
The Soneva Fushi eco-resort has reopened and is hiring a "barefoot bookseller" for a six-month gig.
- 2020 Sep 25
Manhattan Culinary Store Raises Cash
Kitchen Arts & Letters raised $101,000 on GoFundMe to stay open after stars rallied to the cause.
Atlanta Black Bookstore Expands
Book Boutique, a Black-owned multicultural bookstore, is opening a new, 10,000 sq.-ft. store in Atlanta this October.
- 2020 Sep 24
Our Civic Duty to Shop at Bookstores
An editorial at 'SFGate' argues that people have a societal responsibility to buy from bookstores and namechecks several in San Francisco.
Long Island Store Hits Milestone
Canio's Books in Sag Harbor is celebrating its 40th anniversary.
Used Bookstore Blooms in Manhattan
A new used bookstore is opening at 47 Orchard Street in Little Italy in New York City.
Montana Gets a New Bookstore
Book Therapy and Moore in Three Forks opened this week.
- 2020 Sep 23
Arizona Bookstore In the Spotlight
'Inc.' profiles Tempe's Changing Hands Bookstore, calling it "part bookstore, part retail theater."
Colorado Bookstore Is So Much More
Denver's Matter bookstore is also a graphic design consultancy, a print shop, and a cultural touchstone.
Chicago Store Saved by Social Media
Semicolon, a black-owned bookstore, was saved from closing by its 67,000 Instagram followers.
- 2020 Sep 21
Ohio Gets a New Bookstore
Elizabeth’s Bookshop and Writing Center, a new pop-up and online bookstore, has opened in Akron.
Waterstones Sheds Main Office Staff
The U.K. bookseller has eliminated 16 jobs in its main office, citing a "challenging trading climate."
- 2020 Sep 18
Amazon Books Opens in Houston
Amazon has opened a new bricks-and-mortar books outlet, making it the 23rd such location in the country.
Book Culture May Return to the UWS
An outpost of Book Culture, which shuttered a beloved store last year, may reopen on Manhattan's Upper West Side.
- 2020 Sep 17
Oregon Bookstore Destroyed by Fires
The Hermeticus Bookshop in Talent, Ore., was destroyed by wildfires and is raising money to rebuild.
Florida Bookstore On the Move
Copperfish Books in Punta Gorda, Fla., is relocating to a smaller location in October.
Kiwi Bookstore Opens in Pandemic
Page and Post Booksellers in Geraldine faced challenges in opening this past April, but has persisted.
New Zealand's Bookshop of the Year
Wardini Books in Hawke's Bay won the New Zealand Bookshop of the Year Award.
- 2020 Sep 16
Dallas's New Black Bookstore
'D' magazine celebrates the opening of Enda's Booktique, a new Black bookstore in Dallas.
Milwaukee's New Black Book Bike
Niche Book Bar is a new mobile Black bookstore in Milwaukee. The owner is searching for a bricks-and-mortar location.
Malaysians Inspired by Indie Bookstores
Six indie bookstores around Kuala Lumpur have created a 'library card' to entice customers to visit all stores and win prizes.
- 2020 Sep 14
Texas Is Getting a New Bookstore
A building in Killeen has been rezoned to allow for the development of a new bookstore.
Book Celebrates West Virginia Bookstores
'Bookstore Explorer: West Virginia' by Matt Browning documents independent bookstores across the state.
Nova Scotia Bookstore Burned in Fire
NovelTea Bookstore and Cafe in Truro was partially destroyed in a fire early Monday morning.
Saskatchewan Gets a New Store
The Penny University Bookstore opened in Regina this past Saturday.
- 2020 Sep 11
Michigan Gets a New Black Bookstore
The Comma Bookstore and Social Hub has opened in Flint.
Fundraiser Helps Chicago Bookstore
A GoFundMe campaign aims to help keep Heirloom Books in Chicago open after the owner died suddenly last month.
California Children's Bookstore Moves
Multicultural Children's Bookstore in Richmond closed earlier this year, but is reopening in a new location.
British Columbia's Newest Bookstore Open
Kinder Books, which specializes in children's books, opened earlier this summer in New Westminster.
- 2020 Sep 10
Minnesota Store Rallies Local Businesses
Excelsior Bay Books in Excelsior is working with other local businesses to help them weather the pandemic.
Texas Bookstore Adds a Radio Station
The Novel Blend bookstore in Kingsville has made room to house a new community radio station for southeast Texas.
Chicagoland Store Expanding
Bookends and Beginnings bookstore in Evanston is opening a second location.
New Award Honors U.K. Bookstores
Eight stores are up for the inaugural Sceptre Bookshop Award, created by the Booksellers Association and Hachette to honor stores for community engagement.
Popular Indian Bookstore to Close
Wayword & Wise bookstore, opened in 2015 and perhaps the most popular store in Mumbai, is closing permanently.
- 2020 Sep 09
Ohio Loses a Bookstore
Main Street Books in Mansfield is closing permanently at the end of the month.
Massachusetts Stores Adapt to Pandemic
New and used bookstores around Cambridge are changing the way they sell books in the Covid-19 era.
North Carolina Store Bounces Back
The Reader's Corner in Raleigh has reopened and is seeing business come in from around the world.
North Dakota Store Is Registering Voters
Main Street Books in Minot is helping people register to vote.
Romania Gets a New Bookmobile
The Humanitas bookstore chain in Romania has launched a mobile bookstore to serve remote parts of the country.
- 2020 Sep 08
How Seattle Stores Are Coping with Covid
Booksellers in Seattle are finding ways to sell books in the midst of the pandemic, but many are facing diminished sales.
California Volunteer Store Struggles
Café con Libros in Pomona is a volunteer-run community store that is facing a shortfall of workers to run the store.
Minneapolis Stores Struggle to Rebuild
The owner of Uncle Hugo's Science Fiction Bookstore and Uncle Edgar's Mystery Bookstore shares his progress in seeing the stores rebuild after they were destroyed in May.
Destroyed B&N Store Won't Reopen
A Barnes & Noble in Jonesboro, Ark., destroyed by a tornado in March, won't reopen.
- 2020 Sep 04
Los Angeles Gets a New Indie Bookstore
The Book Jewel opened on August 29.