A new independent bookstore is coming to Santa Barbara in June, 2013. Granada Books will be the first Independent bookstore to open in nearly 20 years.
“We’ve been working on this for 18 months,” co-owner Sharon Hoshida said. The store will be reportedly located four doors up from the Granada Theatre on State Street. “This neighborhood has become a vibrant center for the arts with several theaters and a large free trade public market being built right around the corner from the bookstore. It is the goal of the partners to make Granada a local spotlight not only as a bookstore, but also for local talents. We really want to have writers, artists, craftspeople, and musicians provide midday entertainment for downtown workers.”