Monday, May 23, 2011

The Pop-up Small-Press Bookstore Trend Continues

First I was excited to visit the pop-up bookstore in the West Village, Ed's Martian Book (pictured above), which had the feel of an art installation dedicated to selling one title, Martian Summer (Pegasus Books) by Brooklyn author Andrew Kessler. Set to be open from April 12 to May 15th, the store had sold about 500 copies of the non-fiction book when I visited on May 1st.

Next I was excited to get back to Pittsburgh, where Fleeting Pages pop-up bookstore (above and below) opened May 7th, placing small press titles, zines, comics, and self-published books in a cavernous space recently vacated by Borders Books.

And now, I'm thrilled to learn that Veronica Liu, a writer, managing editor at Seven Stories Press, and publisher of Fractious Press, will be opening a one-week, pop-up, all-small press bookstore in the upper Manhattan neighborhood of Washington Heights, on Broadway at 161 Street. The bookshop will open June 14 through June 20 and will host events such as workshops, readings, and performances. Stay tuned for more details.

See more photos of Ed's Martian Book here.

See more Fleeting Pages photos here.

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