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Celebrate Indie Bookstore Day!

  Saturday, April 28, is Independent Bookstore Day. Who’s ready to paaaaarty? Always held on the last Saturday of the month in April, Independent Bookstore Day: is a one-day national party that takes place at indie bookstores across the country….Independent bookstores are not just stores, they’re community centers and local anchors run by passionate readers. […]

In Every Ending, a Beginning: The Regulator

Just a heads up that The Regulator Bookshop in Durham will close briefly for renovations March 4-6. Tom Campbell and John Valentine have owned The Regulator for forty years, but will celebrate their retirement at the end of the month. (Congratulations!) After which, they’ll hand over the reins to two longtime employees, Elliot Berger and […]

Flyleaf Launches Voice Rising

Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill has launched a new reading series: “Voice Rising”: “Voice Rising pairs a small slate of hand-picked, local writers, be they unpublished, lesser-known or on the brink of a bigger stage, with one of our area’s myriad renowned writers for a truly unique evening. “With each writer reading unpublished work for […]

Write an Essay, Win a Bookstore

By Lynsey Noe Ever dreamed of owning a bookstore? Well, now might be your chance! Kevin and Kasey Coolidge, owners of From My Shelf Books & Gifts in Wellsboro, Pennsylvania, are hosting a contest for one lucky person to become the new owner of the bookstore: Rather than liquidate the stock, the couple decided that […]

Groundbreaking Saturday for Indie Bookstore

We’re out-of-our-minds excited for a new, independent bookstore to open in Winston-Salem. Here’s the latest from our friends at Bookmarks: WINSTON-SALEM—Bookmarks will celebrate National Independent Bookstore Day with a Groundbreaking and Celebration for its new bookstore and gathering space on Saturday, April 29, at 10 am in the Breezeway at 634 West Fourth St. in […]

Happy Birthday to Duck’s Cottage!

Duck’s Cottage Coffee & Books turns ten years old on Sunday, celebrating a decade of slinging coffee and peddling books along the Outer Banks. Owned by partners Allen Lehew and John Power, Duck’s Cottage prides itself on its “eclectic, hand-picked mix of fiction, nonfiction, cookery, children’s biographies, and local and regional books.” It also prides […]

How to Charm an Indy Bookseller

For any of you who’ve done events or readings at bookstores–or plan to–here’s an “inside” look on how to be nice to your bookseller. It’s worth remembering that the booksellers are the ones who will hand-sell your book long after your event is over, so it literally pays to be kind. Bottomline: don’t be a […]