Here’s what’s happening in the world of indie bookstores this week:
On her tour for Becoming (Crown), the best-selling book of 2018, Michelle Obama visited Tattered Cover Book Store in Denver, Colorado, and The Seminary Co-op in Chicago. “Happy tears and smiles all around! Thank you Michelle Obama for visiting Tattered Cover. #IAmBecoming,” Tattered Cover posted on Facebook following the event. Seminary Co-Op shared on Facebook: “We are so grateful to our incredible community and Michelle Obama for bringing us together on this cold day for an event of tremendous warmth.”
At The Fountain Bookstore in Richmond, Virginia, owner Kelly Justice tweeted her displeasure about the number of shoppers “showrooming” at the store over the weekend, a tweet that went viral and inspired a story in The Guardian.
Philadelphia magazine interviewed the owners of the new Pennsylvania bookstore A Novel Idea on Passyunk, newlyweds Christina Rosso-Schneider and Alexander Schneider. The store will hold its grand opening on Friday, January 4.
Quartzy featured Eso Won Books in Los Angeles, California, in an article titled, “How One of America’s Oldest Black-Owned Bookstores has Endured in the Amazon Age.”
Fast Company listed 61 indies to shop at this holiday season.
Ohio.org listed the top 10 cozy Ohio bookshops to visit this winter.
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