Phinney Books owner Tom Nissley is opening a new shop: Madison Books, slated for a space in the heart of Madison Park. It’s an exciting development; Madison Park has been without an independent bookstore since Madison Park Books closed in 2005. And it’s a testament to how much the neighborhood wants a bookshop. The venture is supported by lifetime resident Susan Moseley, who’s been trying to bring a bookstore back for more than a decade.
With James Crossley of Island Books stepping up to run the store, there’s some exceptional talent in play — people who know who to do general interest curation, and know how to make a small space sing. We’ll follow up with them in the weeks to come for a rundown on their plans and projected opening date.
We’re excited! More news as it’s available!
*Updated after Phinney’s latest newsletter came out 8/23/18: “we’re going to do our best to have it open, in some form, in November. It’s going to be called Madison Books, and it’s going to be managed by our friend James Crossley.”*