Chapter 16
A Community of Tennessee Writers, Readers & Passersby

Still There

In Memphis, the Booksellers at Laurelwood (the store formerly known as Davis-Kidd Booksellers) is open for business–and planning to grow

July 1, 2011 The sign isn’t up yet, and the news was grim for a long time, so it’s perhaps understandable that Ashley Dacus, public-relations and events coordinator at the Booksellers at Laurelwood, keeps getting asked when Davis-Kidd Booksellers will close. In fact, it isn’t closing; it’s growing. According to a feature in this week’s Memphis Flyer, owner Neil Van Uum has big plans for the new/old store:

“We’re diving in,” Van Uum told the Flyer. “We suffered through the first part of this year, but we’ve been doing a lot of legwork—setting up new accounts, getting products in our system in order, the magazines back on track. Sidelines, DVDs, and bargain books … we’ve still got some work to do.”

To read the full story, click here. To read the story of how Davis-Kidd Booksellers became the Booksellers at Laurelwood, click here. For more updates on Tennessee authors, please visit Chapter 16’s News & Notes page, here.