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    That Book Store to open in Connecticut; Skylark Bookshop to open in Missouri; Bookbrokers & Kramer’s Café opens in Michigan; Haunted Bookshop, Sly Fox, Zenith, and Bookmarks celebrate anniversaries; local news profiles indies across the country; and more.

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    Biblio-Tech Café opens; Split Rock Books owners talk about the experience of opening a bookstore; Carmichael’s expands; Riffraff’s bookstore/bar business model featured; DIESEL co-owner shares summer reading picks with All Things Considered; The Book Stall launches comedy series

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    The Lev pops up in L.A.; Poetic Justice Books & Arts opens in Florida; Briars & Brambles to open in New York; A New Chapter opens in West Virginia; Solid State, Storybrooke Café, Let’s Play Books grow offerings; Winchester Book Gallery on the move; Violet Valley serves as “a beacon of hope and pride and love”; Staff changes at {pages}; Quail Ridge Books wins local awards; Downtown Books finds success with nonprofit partnerships; Local news profiles Klindt’s

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    New branches for Books & Books, Page 158, Hudson Group; Narrow Gauge nears opening; A Room of One’s Own to change hands; Mitchell’s Book Corner, Neighborhood Reads mark anniversaries; Byrd’s Books on the move; The Bookery named best of New Hampshire; Local news looks at indie bookstores in D.C., Salt Lake City, Chicago, and more

    June 19 Opening Scheduled for Politics and Prose’s Union Market Store

    Politics and Prose’s second branch location is slated to open June 19 in Washington, D.C.’s Union Market district. The store opened its first branch at The Wharf last fall and expanded its flagship store this year.

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    Bay Books holds grand opening; Adventure Bound Books sets opening date; Hooked on Books to mark 20 years; Local TV station profiles Union Ave Books; Booksellers appear on Westworld TV show and Retail Gets Real podcast; Bookmarks names employee of the quarter

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    Lark & Owl to open in Texas; Booked to open in Illinois; Books Inc. opens new California store; Anniversaries celebrated at Prairie Lights, Doylestown Bookshop, BookBar; MahoganyBooks, Cafe con Libros, Book Larder featured in national publications; Staff changes at BookPeople, R.J. Julia; The Bookstore at Fitger’s, Rediscovered Books take home awards

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    Split Rock Books, Biblio-Tech Café, Shakespeare & Co. to open in New York; Expansions and renovations for Monkey and Dog Books, Prairie Pages, Brace Books; The Book Barn, the river’s end, BookBar mark anniversaries; Chapters Bookshop owner joins city council; Bustle looks at genre bookstores; Local news highlights stores in Boston, New York City, and Shelbyville, Indiana

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    New Orleans bookstores celebrate Independent Bookstore Day; Mysterious Galaxy opens outpost; Bienville Books sold; Elizabeth Jordan named BookPeople CEO; Doylestown Bookshop, Main Street Books mark anniversaries; Village Books gets new café; Vroman’s partners with local magazine; Lonely Planet features top children’s bookstores; Local news highlights bookstores in D.C., the Bronx, Cape Cod, and Albany, New York

    Boogie Down Books Brings Borderless Bookselling Brand to the Bronx

    Boogie Down Books, a “bookstore without walls” run by former English teacher Rebekah Shoaf, stages pop-up events featuring books for kids and teens at borough schools, businesses, and organizations.

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    New bookstores for Bookie’s, The Center for Fiction; New owners for Canterbury Book Store; Books Are Magic, Mysterious Galaxy celebrate anniversaries; Eight Cousins wins award; Maria’s Bookshop goes on the market; Petition launches to keep Moravian independent; Local news features booksellers from The Reading Bug, Watermark, DIESEL, and Literati; Bookstore roundups feature stores in Atlanta, Pittsburgh, and Columbus

    Main(e) Point Books to Open This Summer

    Main(e) Point Books, slated to open in Islesboro, Maine, this June, will cater to residents and to vacationers from all over the country who flood the island’s beaches every summer.

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    Pressed opens in Pennsylvania; Prairie Path to open annex; Downtown Book & Toy splits into two stores; Washington Post highlights D.C. bookstores by and for people of color; Prairie Pages gets new owners; DIESEL’s Larkspur store up for sale; [words] owners honored; Dana Brigham to retire from Brookline Booksmith; Books & Books buys Coral Gables building; Local news profiles Main Street Books, The Bookstore Plus, Carroll and Carroll booksellers

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    Ownership changes at Antigone Books, Watermark Book Company; Common Language Bookstore sees wave of support; Avid Bookshop owner delivers TEDx Talk; area press highlights indie bookstores in Cleveland, Detroit, Milwaukee, Albuquerque, and Hobart, New York.

    Tombolo Books Holds First Major Author Event, for Rob Sanders’ “Pride”

    Tombolo Books, now in pop-up form in St. Petersburg, Florida, recently hosted its first book launch, in celebration of Rob Sanders’ new picture book, Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag.

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