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19 Sep

Around Indies

Bronx River Books opens; Union Ave Books to expand; Wesleyan R.J. Julia Bookstore and Newtonville Books celebrate anniversaries; The Ripped Bodice signs deal with Sony Pictures TV; and more.

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18 Sep
Table at Johns Creek Books & Gifts

Johns Creek Books Offers Carefully Curated Selection

Johns Creek Books and Gifts, a new bookstore in Johns Creek, Georgia, fosters a literary community through book clubs and author events. 

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12 Sep

Around Indies

Sleepy Cat Books is now open; Greenlight Bookstore to open stationery store; Let’s Play Books announces grand reopening; Neverending Bookshop moves; The Golden Notebook to celebrate 40th birthday; Staff changes at The Lift, Joseph-Beth Booksellers, BookBar, and Third Place Books; I AM Books to organize IDEA Boston; Phoenix Books to celebrate National Voter Registration Day; Everyone’s Books donates to Brattleboro Police Department; and more.

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12 Sep
Climate Fiction poster

BookPeople Embraces “Cli-Fi” Movement With Display Promoting Climate Change Fiction

BookPeople’s Christine Havens recently created a highly successful endcap for the store featuring climate change fiction titles like Barbara Kingsolver’s Flight Behavior and Jeff VanderMeer’s Borne.

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05 Sep

Around Indies

Element of Fun Books & Toys opens in New York; Bogan Books to open in Maine; Bronx River Books plans soft opening in New York; Macdonald Book Shop, Abraham Lincoln Bookshop to celebrate milestone anniversaries; Scout and Morgan’s Judith Kissner named MIBA’s Bookseller of the Year; Ivy Bookshop, Greedy Reads, Foggy Pine Books featured by local news; Her Bookshop becomes The Bookshop

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04 Sep
Northshire Bookstore Saratoga Springs

WAMC Radio Program Features ABA CEO Oren Teicher and Bookseller Chris Morrow

On The Roundtable, Teicher and Morrow discussed bookstores as presenting an opportunity to bring a diverse community together in a divided political climate.

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29 Aug

Around Indies

Dotters Books and Madison Books to open this year; Skylark Bookshop and Caprichos Books are now open; Fountain Books and Auntie’s Bookstore celebrate 40th anniversaries; Eight Cousins wins 2018 Independent Spirit Award; Books & Books owner Mitchell Kaplan launches podcast; Avid Bookshop reopens after flood; and more. 

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22 Aug
Ribbon cutting at Narrow Gauge Book Co-op

Around Indies

Book Bungalow, Our Daily Nada plan openings; Narrow Gauge Book Co-op holds ribbon-cutting; Book People, Trident Booksellers reopen; Annie Bloom’s celebrates 40 years; Local news highlights Zenith Bookstore, City of Asylum Books, and New York City stores; Tattered Cover launches membership program

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15 Aug

Around Indies

Bronx River Books to open in New York; Run for Cover coming to San Diego; McNally Jackson heading to LaGuardia Airport; Bookie’s to grow; Johns Creek Books, House of Books and Games open; Learned Owl celebrates 50 years; Books & Books screens film; Byrd’s Books relocating; Local news highlights indie stores.

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09 Aug
Jackson Brown at Eagle Eye Books

The Furry Faces of Bookselling: Volume III

Indie bookstores are home to an array of cute and cuddly animals that roam the aisles and snooze in the stacks.

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08 Aug

Around Indies

Muddy Water Bookstore opens; MacIntosh Books and Paper opens spin-off location; The Book Table expands; A Book for All Seasons, Busboys and Poets 5th & K relocate; Lit. on Fire Used Books named best small business in Peoria; and more.

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08 Aug

Bookshop Santa Cruz Puts the Focus on Women Entrepreneurs

The California store dedicated the month of July to highlighting women in the workplace, with a specific focus on the unique leadership and community-building strength of women business owners.

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07 Aug

Lemmy the Llamacorn Travels to Bookstores Nationwide

“Lemmy is an avid reader,” according to Scholastic’s Nikki Mutch, who told BTW about Lemmy’s adventures. “If you leave him in the store overnight, you might find a pile of books next to a comfy chair the next morning.”

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07 Aug

BrocheAroe Fabian on Opening River Dog Book Co.

BrocheAroe Fabian, owner of River Dog Book Co., discussed bookselling, bookmobiles, and book clubs with Bookselling This Week

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01 Aug
Typewriter at Battenkill Books

Around Indies

Prologue Bookshop to open this fall; Northshire Bookstore celebrates anniversary; Bookshop Santa Cruz launches organization for women entrepreneurs; Bookie’s, Battenkill Books win display contests; Mercer Street Books, Left Bank Book Collective among top five Seattle used bookstores; and more.

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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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