Independent Booksellers of New York City

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IBNYC Monthly News Roundup – March/April 2009

bookstoremapHere are some links to mentions of independent bookstores in New York City over the past month, beginning with several links to maps of bookstores* around the city:

Yeah! The First Annual Millions Walking Tour of NYC Indie Bookstores is slated for Saturday, May 2. Will you be there? The Millions team also updated and revised their great online NYC bookstore walking tour guide and created a Collaborative Atlas of Book Stores and Literary Places.

Literanista hunts for indie bookstores in the Bronx and Spanish Harlem. Help her – and us! – fill in the blanks. We know La Casa Azul Bookstore is planning to open in El Barrio and we’ll see that Cemi Underground gets added to the Indiebound map. (*Do you know of any other indie bookshops in these areas or Queens/Staten Island too? We are trying to make sure that our list of indie bookstores in the five boroughs is as complete as possible, so drop us a comment and join Indiebound, where you can easily add stores to their database of all things indie!)

Time Out New York mentions Book Culture, East West Books and BookCourt in their Philosopher’s Guide to NYC.

Only the Blog Knows Brooklyn visits Vox Pop and shares news of its pending reopening. OTBKB also reports on a recent challenge at The Community Bookstore in Park Slope.

A few booksellers making news: Peter Miller, of Freebird Books & Goods, shares his SXSW stories on his blog and at Publisher’s Weekly. And Gabe Fowler, of Desert Island, is Bookslut’s Indie Heartthrob of the week.

We surely overlooked some shout-outs or news about indies in NYC, so comment below if you have a mention to share!

(*It’s great to have these other map resources available, since our own IBNYC Google map seems to be out of commission at the moment. We hope to get her working again in the coming month.)


Written by ibnyc

April 8, 2009 at 2:37 pm

Posted in News, Roundup

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