how to save a bookstore

how to save a bookstore

Over the past few weeks (Has it really only been a few weeks?), the rapid pace of virus-induced changes to how we live, work, shop, and even eat has been a whirlwind, even a bit disorienting. When this weird new reality of “distancing” and staying home and temporary...
Union Ave Books

Union Ave Books

Wander along, you guessed it, Union Avenue in downtown Knoxville, and you’ll find the charming Union Ave Books, with their Tennessee-orange bistro tables on the sidewalk inviting you to sit with a book and a snack from the neighboring coffee shop.     Inside the cozy...
Joseph-Beth Booksellers

Joseph-Beth Booksellers

I’ve already told you about my favorite of Lexington’s second-hand bookstores: Black Swan. But for new books (and gifts and a “literary café”) it’s hard to beat Joseph-Beth. I’ll confess: I hesitated putting it on our list of favorite indie bookstores because it...
Viewpoint Books

Viewpoint Books

The small city of Columbus, Indiana, may be best known for its large, impressive collection of modern architecture, but it also boasts a walk-able, tree-lined main street. And at one end, in the corner of a historic building: the delightful, Viewpoint Books, which has...
Downbound Books

Downbound Books

The very carefully curated selection of fiction, nonfiction, local interest, cookbooks, and children’s books at Downbound Books is housed in a single room that, judging by the old sign outside, used to be a neighborhood café in Cincinnati’s Northside. There are...