Jill Stefanovich and Jenesse Evertson, both buyers at Narnia Children’s Books in Richmond, VA, bought the store this fall after a deal to sell the store to someone else fell through and it faced closure. They have renamed it BBGB, which is “purposefully cryptic,” though it officially stands for Bring Back Great Books.
Richmond Times Dispatch
Following the closure of Cornerstone Books in Salem, MA, the Boston Globe looks at efforts to survive and prosper among bookstores in the North Shore area, where “about 30 independent booksellers open their doors every day in communities north of Boston, including a few in southeast New Hampshire.” As New England Independent Booksellers Association executive director Steve Fisher says, “If you cherish your local businesses, then you have to shop at them. You don’t get to complain and boo-hoo that your favorite little store went out of business if you haven’t gone in there and spent your money in the past three years.”