Zia Record Exchange is going into the book business.
New Times confirmed today that the Zia location at 2510 West Thunderbird Road is expanding its operations and opening a bookstore. They bought the two existing spaces next to the music shop, and are currently in the process of expanding the current storefront into an indie-centric music and literature megastore.
The book side of the biz will work like the record store in terms of the trading and buying of new and/or used merch. According to Zia's Eric Becker, they've already amassed an impressive catalog of tomes. "We're not testing the waters with this. We're going full force," he says.
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As of the time this post was published, there wasn't a set-in-stone opening date, but Becker estimates that the new bookstore should be good to go sometime within the month.