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    The Book Haus to open in Texas; Adventure Bound Books coming to North Carolina; Shakespeare & Co. to open three new stores; New owners for Off the Beaten Path; Serena Longo named Harvard Book Store marketing and events manager

    Porter Square Books Owners Enter Succession Agreement With Employees

    David Sandberg and Dina Mardell will sell 50 percent of the store’s equity to a management group of nine; the employees will use their share of the store’s profits to repay the money over a 10-year period.

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    Silver Unicorn Bookstore to open in Massachusetts; New stores for Walls of Books, Half Price Books; Politics & Prose flagship expands; Red Hen Bookshop marks second anniversary; Bookends & Beginnings wins fight against developer

    New Children’s Bookstore Plans Summer Opening in Illinois

    Former private school teacher Chelsea Elward will open a new children’s bookstore in Evanston, Illinois, this summer, to be called Booked.

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    The Bookery pops up in Manchester; Elliott Bay to open shop at Sea-Tac; Greedy Reads opens in Baltimore; The Regulator Bookshop changes hands; New owner for Burlingham Books; The Book Den celebrates 85 years; UConn Co-op assets fund two endowments

    Once a Mobile Bookshop, Maggie Mae’s Opens Bricks-and-Mortar Store

    Shoshonna Roberts opened Maggie Mae’s Kids Bookshop in Gresham, Oregon, last week, transforming the once strictly mobile business into a physical storefront.

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    The Book House opens in New Jersey; New owner for Brace Books & More; Bank Street Book Nook changes hands; Bright Side Bookshop marks first anniversary; Battle Creek Books plans name, location change; [words] recognized for autism efforts; Bookshop Santa Cruz launches Women’s Voices program

    Children’s Librarian to Open The Brain Lair Bookstore

    This November, school librarian Kathy Burnette plans to open The Brain Lair Bookstore in South Bend, Indiana, selling a selection of diverse and inclusive books for children and young adults.

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    Story & Song opens on Florida’s Amelia Island; Midtown Reader welcomes Lucy & Leo’s Cupcakery; Book Shop of Beverly Farms notches 50 years of bookselling; Lift Bridge Book Shop shifts ownership; One More Page Books’ teen book festival returning 

    75 ABA Member Stores Open in 2017; 22 Sold to New Owners

    In 2017, ABA welcomed 75 new indie bookstores that opened for business in 33 states and the District of Columbia. In addition, 22 established ABA member stores were bought by new owners.

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    Sassafras on Sutton sets February 17 opening date; MahoganyBooks to host day of events for grand opening; Violet Valley celebrates grand opening in Mississippi; Second Star to the Right plans larger store; Wisconsin town seeks indie bookstore; McIntyre’s hosts children’s book festival

    That Book Store Coming to Connecticut’s Capitol Region

    Karen Opper, a book blogger, Army veteran, and nurse, is making plans to open That Book Store in the southern suburbs of Hartford this summer.

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    McNally Jackson expands into Brooklyn; Cover to Cover reopens under new ownership; Books N Things gets new owner, new name; Scuppernong Books to host anniversary party; Monkey See, Monkey Do named local small business of the year; Northshire Bookstore providing more scholarships after donations

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    Café Con Libros opens in Brooklyn; Alaska bookstores in the news; SIBA newsletter column features Malaprop’s bookseller

    Around Indies

    The Literary opens in Vermont; Greedy Reads sets opening date; Ernest & Hadley marks first year; Bridgeside Books merging with home store; Ripped Bodice serves as set for TV show; Phoenix Books bans plastic bags


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