Abby Ranger, formerly senior editor for HarperCollins Children's has left to launch editorial freelance business Abby Ranger Editorial.
The Costco Pennie's Pick for July is Kiss Carlo by Adriana Trigiani.
Miami's Bookstore in the Grove, which was headed for closure earlier in June, remains open as owner Felice Dubin is "in discussions with a potential new owner to take over the store." Most inventory is on sale.
Penguin Random House's Signature Views posted a five-minute "mini-doc" shot as new Brooklyn bookstore Books Are Magic was preparing to open earlier this spring.
Knopf Children's released the jacket for Philip Pullman's forthcoming THE BOOK OF DUST: La Belle Sauvage, publishing on October 19. Set 10 years before The Golden Compass, Pullman indicated in a recent statement that the title refers to a boat, "and her owner is a boy, Malcolm Polstead, the hero of this story whom we have seen in an earlier part of Lyra's story."