Being a Texas girl, myself, it’s only fitting that my first “Grand Opening” holler be about a new Texas bookstore. With that being said, I’m happy to roll out Interabang Books of Dallas, Texas, as my first announcement! Interabang Books is a full-service bookstore hosting its “soft” opening this Saturday, July 1, at 10:00 A.M.
Interabang Books cleverly takes its name and logo from an obscure punctuation mark called the interrobang, which incorporates both a question mark and an exclamation point into one symbol. Why is this amazing symbol outdated‽ Isn’t it great that Interabang Books has brought it back to life‽‽
Interabang Books is owned and will be managed by some truly bookish people. General Manager Jeremy Ellis has previously strolled the floors of independent Texas bookstores in Dallas, Houston, and Austin, with a variety of roles in management and marketing. Nancy Perot and Lori Feathers each also bring with them a fun string of service and experience. Ellis, Perot, and Feathers have already made Interabang’s presence known in the Dallas area by participating in the Dallas Book Festival this past April, and by partnering with authors Paula Poundstone and Edward McPherson at local events. Read more about Ellis, Perot, and Feathers here, and then try to tell me that they’ll not be the greatest trifecta of bookstore management.
Interabang has several more events already on their calendar! They’ll be hosting a children’s story time every Wednesday at 11:00 A.M. starting on July 12th. In addition, Lori Feathers will be hosting the store’s first book club meeting on August 2nd.
If you’re in the Dallas area, be sure to poke your head in at one of these upcoming events and say “hello!”
- Monday, July 10: Beatrice Williams, Cocoa Beach Book Signing
- Saturday, July 15: Long Live Jane! A Jane Austen Celebration
- Thursday, July 20: Ace Atkins, The Fallen Book Signing