Given the current state of independent bookstores, we had a few anxious moments while opening our latest email from A Cappella Books owner Frank Reiss. In February, the 22-year-old Little Five Points mainstay is moving to a new location in Inman Park.
Explained Reiss in the email to his loyal customers: "We're thrilled to continue what we've been doing for 22 plus years, in more appropriate digs, away from the constant hustle, a retreat to a quieter (and roomier) space to enjoy the unique charms that — no matter what new technology might come along — books will always offer ro folks like you."
The business at 484-C Moreland Avenue will move next month to 208 Haralson Avenue at the corner of Dekalb Avenue, just one block west of Moreland and one block east of the Inman Park MARTA station.
To cut down on the expenses of boxing up and moving his entire inventory, Reiss also announced a Moving Sale to readers. Every book in the store, both new and used, will be marked down at least 25 percent with 40 percent and even 50 percent discounts on selected books as well. But beware bargain hunters, to enjoy the savings you've got to kick it old school, put on clothes and actually leave the house. Reiss informs us that the sale will not apply to online orders.
And continuing with a proud tradition of offering unique author signings no one else in town hosts, A Cappella will bring former "Blair Witch Project" actress Heather Donahue to Atlanta on January 12 at 7:30 p.m. at The Music Room at Pizzeria Vesuvius when she comes to town to sign her new memoir. The tome is titled "Grow Girl" and tracks Donahue's career trajectory from indie actress to marijuana grower in Nuggettown, California. Did we mention she's naked on the book jacket, save for a strategically placed pot plant? For info on the signing, go to A Cappella's official website for details.