In a few months, bookworms can peruse more than 12,000 titles at Interabang Books.

The independent bookstore at the southwest corner of Preston and Royal is slated to open in July, two months after its anticipated launch date.

The 5,000-square-foot shop will feature fiction, nonfiction and children’s books, in addition to children’s events and book signings. Nancy Perot, Jeremy Ellis and Lori Feathers are the brains behind the business venture.

We were under the impression that independent bookstores — much like video stores — had one foot in the grave. But that’s not necessarily the case. An American Booksellers Association study shows the number of these businesses has increased 30 percent since 2009, the New York Times reported.


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