Around Indies [6]

Here’s what’s happening in the world of indie bookstores this week:

Bronx River Books [8] is now open [9] in Scarsdale, New York.

Union Ave Books [10] in Knoxville, Tennessee, has plans to expand [11] its store next month.

Newtonville Books [12] in Newton, Massachusetts, will celebrate its 20th anniversary on Saturday, September 29.

Bea and Leah Koch, owners of The Ripped Bodice
Bea and Leah Koch, owners of The Ripped Bodice

The Wesleyan R.J. Julia Bookstore [13] in Middletown, Connecticut, celebrated its first year in business [14] this past weekend. 

The Ripped Bodice [15] bookstore in Culver City, California, will be bringing more exposure to the world of romance through a recent deal with Sony Pictures TV [16].

The Alabama Booksmith [17] was included in a list of 11 bookstores in Birmingham, Alabama [18], by Bham Now.

Crain’s New York Business named The Lit. Bar [19], McNally Jackson [20], Kew & Willow Books [21], Book Culture [22], Cafe Con Libros [23], Shakespeare & Co [24], and Boogie Down Books [25] among New York City bookstores that are finding creative ways to survive in the age of Amazon [26].

Share your news in Around Indies! E-mail editorial@bookweb.org [27] with photos and details of what’s new at your store, whether it’s opening for business, moving to a new location, expanding, changing ownership, hosting a special event, or celebrating a milestone anniversary.