The Indy area is experiencing a bookstore boom.
With e-readers and chain bookstores, you may think the need for local bookstores is becoming obsolete.
Several locals think otherwise and are setting up shop to prove it.
The first of a few independently-owned bookstores coming to the Circle City is Tomorrow Bookstore on Mass Ave. Co-owners Julia Breakey and Jake Budler are taking over the former City Dogs Grocery space at 882 Mass Ave. to create a cozy space that will allow people to build connections through stories.
The shop’s grand opening is set for Saturday, April 15 with soft opening hours from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the meantime.
The Whispering Shelf, a new and used bookstore, plans to open in Lockerbie Square sometime this fall. Dream Palace Books & Coffee is coming to the former Thirsty Scholar space on 16th Street mid-June.
Mark your calendar: Saturday, April 29 is Independent Bookstore Day.