April 2, 2018
Boulder Book Store named PW’s Bookstore of the Year
by Alex Primiani
The independent Boulder Book Store has been named Publishers Weekly’s 2018 Bookstore of the Year. For the local Longmont Times-Call, reporter Lucas High reports on the honor. The store will officially accept the award at this year’s BookExpo America, in New York next month.
High spoke with the general manager of the store, Arsen Kashkashian, who said the whole team was so elated to be chosen that “we were jumping up and down.” Founded by David Bolduc in 1973, the store was chosen for its dedication to outreach and innovation. According to Publishers Weekly, “The bookstore has been a pioneer in a number of industry initiatives. It was, for example, the first store to buy on Edelweiss and one of the pioneers in setting up consignment sections dedicated to specific publishers.”
Bolduc also helped found the Boulder Independent Business Alliance and the Boulder County Farmer’s Market.
Hooray and congrats to the Boulder Book Store, and to indie booksellres nationwide!
Alex Primiani is senior publicist at Melville House.