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Bookstore boom in Indianapolis, IN

Several bookstores are slated to open in the Indy area this year.

Looking inside Tomorrow Bookstore from the window

Tomorrow Bookstore is filling the void left by Indy Reads since it moved from Mass Ave. to Fountain Square.

Photo by @glorygloir_ via Tomorrow Bookstore

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.

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