Notes: Reclaiming a Bookstore; New Rosetta Stone Owner
Victoria Tappy has expanded Copperfield's Coffee Café in
Lebanon, Ohio, taking over space in her building that once housed
the former Dickens' Book Shop, and created Copperfield's Coffee Café
& Bookstore, the Cincinnati Enquirer reported.
In the bookstore, Tappy plans to focus on art, antiques, gardening, cooking, children's literature and books of local interest or by local authors.
Copperfield's Coffee Café & Bookstore is located at 3 S. Broadway, Lebanon, Ohio 45036; 513-933-0392.
Books-A-Million plans to build a two-story
store in Towne Center at Cedar Lodge, an open-air shopping center at
Jefferson Highway and Corporate Boulevard in Baton Rouge, La., the Greater Baton Rouge Business Report reported. The 40,000-sq.-ft. store will cost an estimated $4.5 million and is BAM's third store in Baton Rouge.
Jessica Bradshaw has bought Rosetta Stone Bookstore, Carbondale, Ill., a 12-year-old store that sells new and used books, according to the Southern.
Bradshaw, 25, bought the store from Jessica Becker, who had bought the
store four years ago from a collective that included Bradshaw's parents,
Paula Bradshaw and Rich Whitney.
In the next year, Bradshaw, who told the paper she is busy reading Bookselling for Dummies, said she wants "to focus on getting more global titles out on the shelf, adding more inventory, continuing to host art shows, and have more group meetings, especially for writing groups."
Rosetta Stone Bookstore is located at 214 W. Freeman St., Carbondale, Ill. 62901; 618-457-5410.
The latest AMS shenanigans:
- "Because less than a majority of the company's shares outstanding and entitled to vote were represented at the meeting," AMS's annual meeting was postponed to February 23 from January 24, the company announced.
- Marc E. Ravitz, executive v-p of Grace & White, an investment advisory company that controls about 12% of AMS stock, has been appointed to the board of directors. (He apparently replaces Robert E. Robotti, the director who resigned earlier this month in protest over the timing of the annual meeting--not knowing of the impending bankruptcy filing, last year Robotti, who represented 7% of AMS stock, had joined the board and withdrawn his proxy battle concerning adding new board members.)