The independent bookstore that has graced the midtown area of Kansas City for years is taking it to the burbs. They aren't moving, just cloning themselves sort of. Actually, come Friday they will reopen Parkside Books, 208, N. Missouri 7, in Blue Springs as Prospero’s Parkside Books.
Beginning Friday and lasting through Sunday they will celebrate the official grand reopening along with a tent sale where some paperbacks will be priced at a buck and hardbacks as low as two bucks. Half the proceeds going to two not-for–profit charities… the Hope House and Write the Future.
At a time when many Independent Book Stores are closing, this is good news! And Prospero's has been a big supporter of local writers and particularly poets. I haven’t heard if they are planning anything like the poetry pit at the new location yet.