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11 Mar

Around Indies

Odyssey, Nowhere, Strand UWS to open; Lion’s Tooth plans bookstore; Star Line to move, go coop; Flintridge moves; {pages} celebrates 10 years; Book Revue voted best bookstore; New Dominion hosts renowned physicist; Tucson indies, Country Bookshelf, Barbara’s, Lark & Owl, Orca, Towne Book Center, Pilsen Community, Cultured, Thank You, Avid, Owosso, Dog Ears, Unlikely Story featured in local news

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04 Mar

Around Indies

The Bookstore to open; Book + Bottle, new McNally Jackson, Bravo’s Book Nook now open; Avid Reader under new ownership; Papercuts JP reopens; Copperfield’s moves; Malaprop’s launches Leaning Chair Press; Warwick’s launches book drive; Raven Book Store owner publishes book of poetry; On the Side bookstore cats inducted into Feline Historical Society; Anderson’s hosts kids’ lit breakfast; Lit. Bar, Charis, Riverstone, A Cappella, Little City, Open Door, and Loyalty Bookstores featured in local news. 

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04 Mar

Welcome to ABA: Escape Pod Comics

After seven years in business, owner Menachem Luchins decided to join ABA at the beginning of 2020 “to focus on moving forward as a business and store.”

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26 Feb

Around Indies

Village Books, TidePool BookShop, Oxford Comma to open; Revolution celebrates 40 years; Silver Unicorn named best retailer; Mitchell Kaplan inducted into hall of fame; Midtown Reader releases promotional video; Book Cellar manager receives award; Mercer Street Books, Greedy Reads, Old Town, Phoenix, Main Street, Third Place, Our Daily Nada featured in local news.

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25 Feb

Oliver & Friends Aims to Spark Conversations in Its New Maine Community

“I’m looking forward to having people in the store, to talking about books and expanding my own realm of what I tend to read,” said owner Renee Cunningham.

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19 Feb

Around Indies

Ryan Raffaelli and Jamie Fiocco on On Point; Idle Time now Lost City Books; Mustard Seed to become Mockingbird; Book Haven sold; Barbara’s moves; Matt Miller of Tattered Cover to retire; Bookshop Santa Cruz partners with Changing Hands; Mary Kubica visits Anderson’s; Phoenix, Twig, Left Bank, Hello Hello, Brain Lair, Odyssey, Auburn Oil Co., Nicola’s featured in local news. 

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12 Feb

Around Indies

Little City partners on coffee shop/bookstore; Strand to open in former Book Culture location; Vroman’s opens wine bar; A Freethinker’s Corner, Booklovers’ Gourmet to expand; Liberty Bay under new ownership; Word Up volunteers for 2020 Census; Blue Manatee, Downbound, Ripped Bodice, Love’s Sweet Arrow, Pyramid, Lit. Bar, Uncle Bobbie’s, Bookery Manchester, Northshire, Porter Square, Brain Lair, Walden Pond, Owl & Company featured in local news.

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12 Feb

Indie Bookstores Celebrate Black History Month

To celebrate diverse voices during Black History Month, independent bookstores across the country have created an array of book displays to share their recommendations with customers.

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05 Feb

Around Indies

Avoid the Day opens; Busboys and Poets to add new location; Avid Reader under new ownership; Mysterious Galaxy on the move; Sassafrass grows; Kepler’s, Back of Beyond celebrate anniversaries; Loyalty, Semicolon, Kazoo, Fabled, Powell’s, Women & Children First, Sandmeyer’s featured in local news.

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29 Jan

111 ABA Member Stores Open in 2019; 25 Sold to New Owners

The new stores include a romance bookstore, a veteran-owned bookstore, a youth-based bookstore, a bookmobile, and branches of existing businesses.

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29 Jan

Around Indies

Books Are Awesome! opens; Vroman’s to open lit-themed bar; City of Asylum creates poet laureate posts; Loyalty to launch kids’ pop-up; A Room of One’s Own, Mystery to Me included in Star of Madison; [words], Locust Valley, Rakestraw, Parnassus featured in local news. 

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24 Jan

Nominations Sought for 2020 WNBA Pannell Award

Nominations are being accepted for the WNBA Pannell Award, which honors bookstores that foster a love of reading and books in children and young adults.

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24 Jan

Around Indies

Loyalty Bookstore gains restaurant, bar; Black Dog relocates; Booked adds co-owner; University Book Store celebrates 120 years; Bookshop of Beverly Farms, Story on the Square, Book + Bottle, Madison, Seminary Co-op, Between the Covers, One More Page, Anderson’s, Bards Alley, Old Town, Last Bookstore, Hennessey & Ingalls, Skylight, Children’s Book World, and Book Soup featured in local news. 

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15 Jan

Around Indies

Read Books to open; New locations for McNally Jackson, DIESEL, Little City; Book Shop of Beverly Farms, Excelsior Bay under new ownership; Bookloft moves; One More Page celebrates nine years; Bookish, For Keeps, Covered Treasures, Porter Square, Globus, Centuries and Sleuths, Tombolo, Off the Beaten Path, Bluebird, Otter Lane, Changing Hands, Booklink featured in local news. 

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About ABA

The American Booksellers Association, a national not-for-profit trade organization, works with booksellers and industry partners to ensure the success and profitability of independently owned book retailers, and to assist in expanding the community of the book.

Independent bookstores act as community anchors; they serve a unique role in promoting the open exchange of ideas, enriching the cultural life of communities, and creating economically vibrant neighborhoods.

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