Golden Fig Books, an independent Durham bookstore, is opening a new store in Carrboro at Carr Mill Mall on Friday, Nov. 18.
According to its website, the store focuses its inventory on used and children’s books with the addition of certain new titles to highlight a diverse array of authors. The store aims to keep its books sustainable and affordable for the community.
David Bradley, owner and founder of Golden Fig Books, said he has had his eye on Carrboro as a prospective location for a shop since his time as a UNC student.
He said as a tight-knit, artistic community, Carrboro has been "calling out" for a bookstore. He added he felt he had to take the space in Carr Mill Mall when the opportunity presented itself.
According to its website, the name of Golden Fig Books was inspired by a quote from Bradley’s favorite novel "The Bell Jar" by Sylvia Plath. It is part of the store’s goal to help customers find books that will lead them to their own "golden figs".
For the first months of business, Bradley said the store is going to focus on getting itself established.
"Once we're here for a few months, I really want the store to become sort of like a Carrboro community space," he said.
Bradley said because of the layout and large square footage of the Carrboro location, Golden Fig Books will be able to expand more of its sections and create a more established kids section than its space in Durham.
He said he also hopes to host more events at the store, in addition to hosting authors.