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Three Rooms Press LOVES indie bookstores. They are places of community, where booklovers gather to hear favorite authors, explore new titles, and learn more about the wealth of incredible literature, memoirs, biographies, and reference books that fill the Indies’ shelves. Because indie bookstores are so near and dear to our hearts, we’re shining the spotlight on some of our favorites, with a monthly interview with the people who run them. Have a suggestion for a bookstore we should feature? Please let us know! Email us at info@threeroomspress.com and we’ll check it out. Most importantly–please join us in supporting indie bookstores by checking out the ones in your neighborhood. PRO TIP: To find a bookstore near you and go to the wonderful Indie Bound website, type in your zip code and you’ll pull up a map with locations of bookstores near you. Or type in the name of a book you’re trying to find, and you’ll get a list of nearby bookstores you can order from. Check it out–very cool!

 

Indie Bookseller Spotlight: The (Perfect) Corner Bookstore

Located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan in Carnegie Hill, The Corner Bookstore has been in business 44 years—since 1978—and is a glowing monument to what any bookstore should be. 3RP's own Peter Carlaftes recently went uptown to 1313 Madison Avenue to talk with manager Chris Monahan. Peter Carlaftes: How long...

Indie Bookseller Spotlight: Bluestockings Cooperative, New York, NY

The recently relocated Bluestockings Cooperative Bookstore is an inclusive space for all people, regardless of their identity, that strives to cultivate a caring supportive community. This feminist bookstore is a hub of activism and resources for everyone including, free essential items (like snacks, water, and hygiene products), opioid prevention,...

Indie Bookseller Spotlight: Women & Children First, Chicago, IL

by Kat Georges How does a bookstore keep going for 42 years despite all the challenges of recent times: Online competition, the pandemic, changing tastes, and more. For Women & Children First, one of the premier feminist bookstores in the world, the answer lies in the supportive community they've built since...

Indie Booksellers Spotlight: Parnassus Books in Nashville, TN

Amid phone calls, background chatter, and the occasional barking of a dog, bookstore owner Karen Hayes sat down to talk a little bit about Parnassus Books and its continued success as an independent bookseller in the Green Hills area of Nashville, Tennessee. We discussed the origins of the store, <a...

Indie Bookstore Spotlight: Gulf of Maine Books, Brunswick, Maine

Moving day 1980 - moving into our second location with a wild looking crowd.

by Kat Georges Our spotlight on independent bookstores takes us this month up north to beautiful Brunswick, Maine, home of the iconic indie Gulf of Maine Books run by Beth Leonard and Gary Lawless. Brunswick is...

Indie Bookstore Spotlight: Tombolo Books, St. Petersburg

Sticking around in the South, this month for our spotlight on independent bookstores, we took a trip to Tombolo Books in the tropical heart of St. Petersburg, Florida's Grand Central District. First operating as a pop-up in Tampa before setting its roots down in St. Pete, Tombolo's bookshelves are...

Indie Bookstore Spotlight: Buxton Books, Charleston, with SCAVENGER Author Christopher Chambers

As we continue our monthly spotlight on indie bookstores, this August we want to feature Buxton Books in historic Charleston, South Carolina. And this month, we have a special guest interviewer as well: Three Rooms Press author Christopher Chambers (Scavenger, The Obama Inheritance, The Faking of the President)!  So without further ado,...

Indie Bookstore Spotlight: Small World Books, Venice Beach

This month we continue our spotlight on Indie Bookstores, venturing to the iconic Small World Books, located on the boardwalk in renowned Venice Beach, California. Small World has been big supporter of independent presses like Three Rooms Press for 52 years, in addition to carrying a full line of...

Indie Bookstore Spotlight: Dog Eared Books Castro, San Francisco

Continuing our monthly spotlight on amazing independent bookstores around the country, for June we want to highlight Dog Eared Books Castro, an eclectic bookstore stacked high with LGBTQ+ selections in the heart of San Francisco! Sitting down with manager Alvin Orloff, 3RP'S own author of DISASTERAMA!: Adventures in...

Indie Bookstore Spotlight: Three Lives & Co., Greenwich Village

In celebration of the integral part indie booksellers play in the literary community, here it is: the first of our Indie Bookstore features! Housed in NYC's West Village, not far from 3RP's home base, is Three Lives bookstore. 3RP is dedicated to supporting the bookstores who support us so much,...