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Loyalty Bookstores: What's Next?

This February 1st changes come to our Upshur St store and we move forward with our Silver Spring location! 

We are delighted to confirm that our holiday pop-up at 823 Ellsworth Dr in Downtown Silver Spring, MD is now a long-term lease with Peterson Companies for the next three years. Thanks to the enthusiastic and generous support of the residents of Silver Spring we are pleased to be able to open a truly independent bookstore that will be a downtown fixture and community gathering place for many years to come and to share our love of reading with such an incredible community.

We are about to celebrate one year in business on Upshur St in Petworth! We have learned that there is a plan to revise our space and the space of neighborhood fixture, Petworth Citizen, into a larger combination space. We are hopeful to return there as the bookstore partner to the larger bar concept in a truly integrated community space with bookish, boozy programming. As that process of construction and business planning will take some time, we are delighted to spend the next two seasons with our wonderful neighbors Willow! We have had a blast partnering with Lulabelle's on birthday parties and in our Reading Rewards Program and we are excited to create an inclusive and fun Children's Space inside of its sister retail store Willow and continue to provide fabulous currated books for adults as well. We'll be honoring memberships, gift cards, and still providing online shopping and special orders to meet all of our neighbors needs! 

Both Loyalty Bookstores are dedicated to offering a broad selection of diverse literature and staff-curated favorites as well as a variety of unique gift items, cards, and stationary. We will continue to host free children’s book storytimes to entertain little locals and reinforce their comfort with and love of books. We will offer a full programming calendar of author talks, book clubs, and opportunities for the community to gather and discuss pressing issues from their daily lives. We are grateful for our neighborhood event partners from AFI Silver to the Petworth Library and Lemon Collective and more that help to create such a wonderful, book loving town. 

Loyalty Silver Spring will close in late January, from the 20th through the 31st, for some light renovations to increase the square footage of space accessible to customers. Loyalty in Petworth will have reduced hours 5pm-9pm Tuesday 1/28- Friday 1/31 while we ready for the move into Willow! 

Stay in touch, consider a membership, and come by and visit us at either new location starting February 1st.