A2: New Bookstore

Publishers Weekly reports on plans to open a new independent bookstore in downtown Ann Arbor – Literati Bookstore – in the spring. One of the owners, Hilary Lowe, told PW: “There are a number of great niche bookstores in downtown Ann Arbor. The only thing they’re missing is a general bookstore. We’ll try to fill the void left downtown by Shaman Drum [which closed in 2009] and Borders’ flagship store closing [in 2011]. Trade bookstores are thriving here. Shaman Drum and Borders’ flagship store closed for reasons other than the trade book market here.” [Source]