When The Booksellers at Laurelwood closed earlier this year, it was a sad day in the city. It was one of the few independently owned bookstores remaining, (and also one of the few places to find international editions of our favorite fashion magazines) so for someone that could spend hours reading in a cozy little nook at the bookstore, going out to B&N became moreso a necessity than an actual desire . Last month, however, Novel. Bookstore opened in the space and it’s picking right up where The Booksellers left off.
Though the space is smaller (it’s roughly half the size of the previous bookstore), it hasn’t lost its soul (or robust inventory). Many of the old Booksellers employees work there, story-time is coming back for the kids, and they’re also opening a restaurant (this time Libro), so yaaay for Sunday brunch!
You’ll also be able to order books online, download e-books, AND they have a larger selection of locally authored books and gifts. And did I mention that it’s within walking distance of the new Nordstrom Rack that’s opening next month? It’s a win all around!
For all of my local magazine lovers who wondered about the fashion section, don’t fret: it’s not huge, BUT, they’re getting in new publications all of the time, and I did see some international editions while I was there. It takes time to curate a perfect magazine section, but there’s definitely a lot to choose from right now. Be patient, it’s coming.
Getting lost in a bookstore is one of my favorite things to do when it’s cold out, so they should expect to see me there all. the. time.
387 Perkins Ext.,
Memphis, TN 38117
Monday- Saturday: 9a–8p