Our friends at Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association headed to the East Coast last month for the nation’s biggest bookshow: Book Expo America. Now they’re home and planning the PNBA Fall Trade Show in Portland, Oregon. This year’s show will take place in October and you can read more about that show at their website.
In other independent bookstore news around the region, PNBA reports the following from their members:
That’s All For Cinema Books
Seattle’s Cinema Books is shutting down after 38 years in the University District. The tiny store, which started out on Capitol Hill opposite the now equally defunct Harvard Exit movie theater, attracted film lovers from around the world for its unique collection of scholarly and popular titles. Located on the corner of 50th Street and Roosevelt Way Northeast, recent neighborhood construction projects have hindered business. “I’m too small to last them out,” said owner Stephanie Ogle. Read more about Cinema Books’ closing sale at UW Daily.
Bookworm Expands Store
The Bookworm in Kennewick, Washington, is the latest Northwest indie to join PNBA. Owners Cindy and Mark Bitzer recently moved the store to facilitate expansion, growing from 2,600 square feet to more than 5,800 of new and used books. Now located at at 731 N. Columbia Center Blvd in a former liquor store, the owners told their local newspaper that replacing booze with books took a little extra time due to some necessary remodeling. The Bookworm first opened in Richland, Washington, in 1974. The store continues to serve as a lively center for readers and their childern. Read more here at the Tri-City Herald.