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    Neighborhood Reads opens in Missouri; Belmont Books debuts in Massachusetts; Bliss Books & Bindery planned for Oklahoma; Joe’s Place reopens in new location

    Macmillan Announces New Store Opening Policy

    Macmillan Publishers has created a policy to support new bookstores opening in the independent bookstore channel.

    Register Now for August “Owning a Bookstore” Workshop Retreat

    Paz & Associates will present its next workshop retreat for new and prospective booksellers from August 27 to 30 in Nashville, Tennessee.

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    Books of Wonder to open second store; Skylight Books wins small business award; Paragraphs named best bookstore in Texas

    Brick & Mortar Books Opens in Washington

    Inspired by author Jeff Kinney's bookstore, An Unlikely Story, the Ullom family opened Brick & Mortar Books, a new independent bookstore in Redmond, Washington, earlier this month.

    Accident Leaves Stirling Books & Brew Co-Owner Paralyzed

    Jim and Staci Stuart of Albion, Michigan, will open Stirling Books & Brew in July, despite an accident during renovations last month that left Staci paralyzed.

    Riffraff, a Bookstore/Bar, to Open in Providence

    Emma Ramadan and Tom Roberge will open Riffraff, a bookstore/bar, in Providence, Rhode Island’s artsy West Side neighborhood later this year.

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    Her Bookshop on the move; Wesleyan University bookstore opens; River Lights Bookstore to mark 10 years; Bartleby’s Books debuts anti-hate banner; Carol Spurling joins local chamber of commerce board

    Interabang Books to Open in Dallas in July

    Interabang Books, a full-service, independent bookstore with more than 12,000 titles and a special focus on fiction, children’s books, and creative nonfiction, is scheduled to open in Dallas this July.

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    Brick & Mortar Books to open in Washington; New owner for Winston Smith Books; McLean & Eakin, Broadway Books to mark 25 years; Queens Bookshop Initiative lands storefront; New staff at Kramerbooks, [words] Bookstore

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    Bookbinders Basalt to open in Colorado; Book Culture to open branch in Queens; NewSouth Bookstore to expand; Country Bookshelf marks 60 years; Indie bookstore documentary features Learned Owl; Maria’s Independent Bookstore Day festivities highlighted; Betsy Burton of The King’s English pens op-ed

    New Nonprofit Bookstore Employs Workers With Disabilities

    John Horgan and Jim Ingalls are the co-founders of The First Chapter, a nonprofit bookstore in Leominster, Massachusetts, that employs people with disabilities to teach them vocational skills.

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    Books Are Magic opens in Brooklyn; Bookmarks breaks ground on storefront; Tribeca GalleryCafé & Books to open second location; Saturn Booksellers on the move; BookPeople of Moscow, Gibson’s Bookstore named “Best Of”; Bookie’s Paperbacks raises funds for accessible bathrooms

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    Flashlight Books to open in California; Brazos Bookstore announces plans for Summer of Jane Austen; Politics & Prose co-owner Lissa Muscatine to publish Hillaryland

    January–March 2017: ABA Member Stores Opening/Sold

    The first quarter of 2017 saw seven ABA member store openings and six sales of existing businesses to new owners.


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