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    Fine Print Booksellers opens in Maine; Queens Bookshop Initiative holds soft opening; McLean & Eakin, Another Read Through mark anniversaries; New owners for Cover to Cover; Andover Bookstore, Ellen Plumb’s on the move; Savoy, Bank Square partner with Pequot Museum; Conundrum bookstore launches publishing arm; Water Street Bookstore wins Independent Spirit Award

    The Doylestown Bookshop to Open Second Store: The Lahaska Bookshop

    Glenda Childs, owner of The Doylestown Bookshop in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, has plans to open The Lahaska Bookshop, a second store in nearby Lahaska, this September.

    Politics & Prose to Open Second New Branch Location This Fall

    Politics & Prose, the iconic Washington, D.C., indie bookstore, has announced plans to open a new store at The Wharf, a new mile-long development on the city’s historic Southwest waterfront.

    Children’s Book Week Display Contest Winners Announced

    The 15 winners of this year’s Children’s Book Week display contest include independent booksellers, schools, and libraries, each of which received a set of books to donate to a local charity.

    BTW News Briefs

    Como sales rep Maureen Karb wins NEIBA award; PW Star Watch honorees announced; Quarto Group receives purchase offer; NYU contracts with Follett to operate bookstore

    Around Indies

    Solid State Books to open in D.C.; Norwich Bookstore celebrates 23 years; Novel Books named best bookstore in county; Beyond Barcodes’ DeAndra Beard wins community service business award

    Outer Banks Power Outage Inspires Customer Support for Buxton Village Books

    Buxton Village Books in Buxton, North Carolina, was one of many Outer Banks businesses that lost money due to a power outage last week, prompting an outpouring of remote support from regular customers.

    How We Sell Backlist: Third Place Books

    Bookselling This Week’s new occasional series will explore how booksellers choose to highlight backlist books. The first featured store is Third Place Books, which has three locations in Washington.

    First Texas Independent Bookstore Day Spotlights Literary Texas

    The first annual Texas Independent Bookstore Day, held on Saturday, August 5, celebrated the state’s bookstores and their communities.

    Dundee Book Company, a Mobile Bookstore, Rolls Into Omaha Literary Community

    Omaha, Nebraska, couple Ted and Nicole Wheeler have launched the Dundee Book Company, a mobile bookstore selling titles by local authors, books from indie presses, and the best new literary writing.

    Around Indies

    The Little Boho Bookshop opens in New Jersey; Bibliobar to open next year in Texas; New owner for Book Review; Half Price Books marks 45 years; Duck’s Cottage marks 15 years; Basically Books relocates; Lit. on Fire plans a move

    Sankofa Video Books & Café Showcases African Culture & History

    Washington, D.C.’s Sankofa Video Books & Café, founded by filmmaking couple Haile and Shirikiana Gerima and named after one of their films, specializes in videos and books about people of African descent.

    Interabang Books Schedules Grand Opening for September 9

    Interabang Books opened its doors in Dallas on July 1 and has scheduled its grand opening for Saturday, September 9, with a kick-off party to follow on Monday, September 11.

    Booksellers Celebrate Sixth Find Waldo Local, 30th Anniversary of Where’s Waldo?

    This July, indie booksellers celebrated the sixth anniversary of Find Waldo Local and the 30th anniversary of Where’s Waldo?, with many bookstores capping off the month with a finale party.

    Around Indies

    Downtown Books hosts Refugee book launch; Andy Laties, Rebecca Migdal to open Book & Puppet Co.; Brilliant Books to mark 10th anniversary; BookPeople to serve as bookseller for Texas Book Festival

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