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Bookselling: Interabang Books to Open in Dallas; Lorelei Books for Sale; and More

Dallas will see a new independent bookstore, Interabang Books, open in May. The new 5000-square foot store will be located in the vicinity of a nearby Barnes & Noble store (though approximately a third of the size). Manager Jeremy Ellis, previously store manager for Brazos Bookstore in Houston, told the…

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Bookselling: Pittsburgh's City of Asylum Opens Storefront; Newport, VT's Wider Than the Sky to Close

Pittsburgh nonprofit City of Asylum, which is devoted to writers in exile, will open its new bookstore on Saturday, January 14. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported the store will offer a "carefully curated selection of 8,000 volumes by authors from all over the world" in a renovated Masonic hall now called…

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People, Etc.

Tom Thompson has joined SMP as vp, creative services and advertising. Thompson most recently was svp, digital strategy/group director of Verso Advertising, where he worked for 10 years. At William Morrow, Emily Krump has been promoted to senior editor. Bookselling Barnes & Noble will close their downtown Minneapolis store at…

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Bookselling: Another Amazon Store Planned for Paramus, NJ; BookMarc in Bangor, ME To Close

Following on the news that Amazon will open a physical bookstore in Manhattan's Shops at Columbus Circle later this spring -- in the same place where Borders had a store from 2003 through 2011 -- the company announced plans to open its eighth store, in Paramus, NJ. BookMarc's in Bangor,…

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Mastai Tops February Indie Next List

For the second month in a row, a debut novel (and a title featured in our Buzz Books Fall/Winter edition) -- All Our Wrong Todays by Elan Mastai -- tops the Indie Next list. The full February list includes: Pachinko, by Min Jin Lee Lincoln in the Bardo, by George…

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Amazon Plans Manhattan Bookstore at Time Warner Center for Spring

With Amazon set to open their fourth and fifth bookstores in Chicago and Dedham, MA shortly, the company now says they expect to open a store in New York's Time Warner Center at Columbus Circle this spring. The WSJ reports that the company confirmed plans for 4,000-square-foot store in the…

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January Bookseller Picks

Amazon made Douglas Preston's new book their spotlight pick for January, with the Indie Next No. 1 debut novel from Emily Fridlund as their featured debut. (Our new spinoff free sampler January Buzz Books features read-it-now excerpts from Fridlund and another Amazon pick from Shanthi Sekaran's Lucky Boy, plus three others…

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Bookselling: Gramercy Books to Open in Columbus, OH; BN Closes Merritt Island, FL Store; and More

Gramercy Books in Columbus, OH has opened, with partial backing from the family behind the Little Professor bookshop. Owner and author Linda Kass told the Columbus Dispatch: "My husband and I love books, and we love bookstores, so when the building space was available, it was the perfect opportunity to…

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People, Bookselling, Etc.

Adriana Stimola has joined the Stimola Literary Studio as agent, representing cookbooks, lifestyle, and health and wellness books. She was formerly content manager at Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture. Chris Francis has joined Sourcebooks as assistant editor. Elizabeth Scarpelli has been hired as director of the new University of…

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People, Etc.

Crawford Doyle Booksellers will close its Upper East Side store on January 10 after more than 21 years in business. In an email to customers, owners Judy Crawford, John Doyle, and Thomas Talbot explained the store exceeded expectations -- "our hope was to operate the store for ten years." The…

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