Ann Patchett, who’s currently on tour promoting her new novel STATE OF WONDER, told the Diane Rehm Show she and Random House sales rep Karen Hayes are preparing to open a 3,000 bookstore in Nashville sometime before Christmas. Both Davis-Kidd and Borders closed stores in the city in recent months, about which Patchett said, “We can’t sustain a 30,000 foot bookstore, but we really can sustain a 3,000 square foot store.”
Diane Rehm transcript
Former Morgan Adams Books employee Ron Davis and writer Crystal Wilkinson plan to open Wild Fig Books in the same space on June 20. Morgan Adams had closed after more than 20 years in business in Meadowthorpe, KY, and Davis, who had worked at the store for nearly two years, bought the store and fixtures. The store will feature a coffee shop as well.