Where in the World Are You Reading: Bookstores - Indy Reads Books

Saturday, July 21, 2012

 On July 13, 2012 Indy Reads Books opened in Indianapolis. I could not be happier! We have almost no independent bookstores in our city and all of the proceeds for this one go to the adult literacy not-for-profit organization that runs it. It sells both new and used books at great prices and the selection was wonderful! The store is decorated with books, using pages glued to the walls and books stacked to create a checkout table.

I visited for the first time on July 14th and left with two beautiful classic editions; a 1925 copy of one of my favorites Twelfth Night and a 1901 copy of Tennyson's The Princess. I was thrilled! Also, local author and literary rock star John Green was there on Friday, July 13th to kick off the festivities and do a reading and signing. Two thumbs up for him supporting local businesses!

This post is for the Where in the World are you Reading event hosted by Trish this month. Join in if you want. Next month's category is libraries.
Photos by moi.


annieb said...

How wonderful! Makes me wish I lived in Indianapolis.

She said...

That seems like it was an amazing time! I wish we had a bookstore other than Books-a-million in my city. And a John Green. Congrats on your new acquisitions.

Lilly said...

Great post! Can't wait to check it out.

Sandy Nawrot said...

John Green is so awesome that way. And i'm jealous you have such a cool indie bookstore in town. I'll be sure to visit when I'm in town. (Orlando has NONE by the way.)

Captain Nick Sparrow said...

Good for you for shopping local! Sounds like they make it fun.

Kat @ NoPageLeftBehind said...

Oh wow, Indy Reads sounds amazing! Next time I'm up in Indianapolis I'm going to have to check it out. Mayhaps we can meet up there and have an IN book blogger geek-out!

Anonymous said...

I love the name with its multiple meanings!

Kailana said...

How great! Thanks for joining in!!

Christine said...

I love the bookstore name, too! It's PERFECT. The place looks super cozy and inviting and the fact that it supports a non-profit adult literacy organization with its proceeds? FANTASTIC! What a wonderful idea.

Melissa (Avid Reader) said...

annieb - I guess you'll just have to visit!

She - We have almost no independent bookstores in our town either, so I am thrilled.

Lilly - You have to check it out!

Sandy - Next time you're here we'll have to go. It's downtown, but it's worth the trip!

Captain - I love it. If my book purchases are going to fuel literacy in my city, then I can justify buying even more books!

Kat - Yes please! Next time you're going to be in Indy let me know are we'll grab coffee and check out the bookstore. You'll love it!

softdrink - Me too, a bookstore where the name is a sentence. Love it.

Kailana - Thanks for hosting this, it's a great idea.

Christine - I know! It's the best of all worlds.

Trish @ Love, Laughter, Insanity said...

Total serendipity huh?! So awesome that this bookstore just opened and it looks like a great one too. So wish that Green would come and do a signing near me! ;) thanks for joining--can't wait to see your library too.

Alex (The Sleepless Reader) said...

Looks great! I particularly love the brick facade.

Peek-a-booK! said...

"Indy reads books" it's a great name for this place! ^_^

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Lisa said...

What a terrific looking storefront! And John Green for your grand opening, not to shabby!

Melissa (Avid Reader) said...

Trish - I'm sure they timed the opening so I could participate in this!

Alex - I do too. I always love it when they refurbish old buildings instead of tearing them down and building something new.

peek-a-book - Love the bookstore you posted! It's huge!

Lisa - I know this place will become a favorite of mine very quickly!

Lisa said...

John Green on Friday the 13th? Definitely not an unlucky day for this new bookstore!

JoAnn said...

It's so nice to hear about new bookstores opening... usually it's the other way around!

Melissa (Avid Reader) said...

Lisa - Very lucky indeed.

JoAnn - I know, it's a breath of fresh air.