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18 Sep

Around Indies

The Lion’s Mouth, Charm City to open; BookBar owner to open community book bank; Square Books opens fourth location; Righton hosts grand opening; New owners for Orinda; Mr. Mopps moves; Greenlight celebrates 10 years; Danny Caine named Midwest Bookseller of the Year; Personnel changes at Quail Ridge; Blue Manatee hosts raffle; Wild Rumpus, Published Page, Next Chapter, The Last Bookstore featured in local news.

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18 Sep

Reminder: Applications Open for ABA’s Entrepreneurial Excellence Award

ABA’s new award celebrates booksellers whose ideas, creativity, and execution have improved operations, fostered community relationships, inspired new efficiencies, created a more inclusive environment, and/or increased sales.  

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18 Sep

Bookselling’s Next Generation: An Interview With Mariana Calderon

Bookselling This Week’s new column highlights younger indie booksellers who are having a positive impact on their stores and communities.

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11 Sep

Booksellers on Southeastern U.S. Coast Post Updates Following Hurricane Dorian

Bookselling This Week collected several social media posts from bookstores in the southeastern U.S. that are recovering from the devastation of Hurricane Dorian.

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11 Sep

Word Up Partners With Lin-Manuel Miranda, AmEx to Give Away Books

Emmanuel Abreu, a volunteer at Word Up, said Miranda “doesn’t just appreciate his neighborhood, but he supports local shops and community organizations all the time. And we truly appreciate that.”

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11 Sep

Around Indies

Sidekick, Busboys and Poets, Auburn Oil Co. to open; Commonplace Reader, Paper Boat now open; Murphy’s to stay open; Quail Ridge to celebrate 35th; New owners for Linden Tree Books; Jeff and Julie Kinney buy site across from Unlikely Story; Ellen Ourada of Wild Rumpus to retire; Boogie Down to provide books to incarcerated teens; Lexie Bean recipient of Bookshop Santa Cruz Writing Residency; Casa Camino Real, Gramercy, Second Star to the Right host events; Hideaway on list of Utah bookstores; Cornell University newspaper promotes shopping at indies. 

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11 Sep

Green Apple Books Buys Browser Books

“We’re proud to help shepherd the beloved Browser Books into the future,” said Green Apple’s Pete Mulvihill, who co-owns the store with Kevin Hunsanger. 

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10 Sep

Indie Booksellers Take Back Center Stage on Release Day for Margaret Atwood’s “The Testaments”

Indie booksellers across the country took to social media to entice customers to their stores on the official September 10 release date of The Testaments, Margaret Atwood’s long-awaited sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale.

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10 Sep

Maria’s Bookshop Celebrates 35 Years in Business

Maria’s Bookshop in Durango, Colorado, is thanking its community on its 35th anniversary with a celebration of the rich history of the shop and a commitment to an exciting future.

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04 Sep

Around Indies

Jenny Lawson’s Nowhere to open; Bodacious to host grand opening; Phoenix Books Misty Valley becomes Blair Books & More; Vroman’s rebrands, celebrates 125th; Small World celebrates 50th; Wellesley wins Independent Spirit Award; New Dominion named best in Charlottesville; Books Inc. showcases remodel; Three Sisters, Octavia, Bookie’s, Rediscovered, Penn Book Center, Drama Book Shop, McNally Jackson, Books Are Magic, Greenlight, The Lit. Bar, The Bookmark Shoppe, Bluestocking, Mysterious Galaxy, Warwick’s, Longfellow, Sherman’s featured in local news. 

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03 Sep

Politics & Prose Sells Nearly 17,000 Books at 2019 National Book Festival

According to Bradley Graham, who co-owns Politics & Prose with his wife, Lissa Muscatine, the pop-up store offered titles from the more than 100 authors, poets, and illustrators featured at the festival.

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28 Aug

Around Indies

Patchouli Joe’s to open; Fabled, McNally Jackson Seaport District, Book & Puppet debut; DIESEL, Greedy Reads, Tattered Cover to open new locations; Gottwals, Ivy to move; Penn Book Center under new ownership; The Book Worm transitions to co-op; Vroman’s, Women & Children First, Square celebrate anniversaries; Casa Camino Real hosts fiesta; Third Street, Hooray for Books!, Neverending Bookshop, Rediscovered, Books & Books, Lark & Owl, M. Judson, Queen Anne, Wild Geese, Saturn, Greenlight, Unabridged, Left Bank, The Last Bookstore, Montague Bookmill, Sun Rose, Words!, BookTowne, River Road, BookBar, Literati, Nicola’s, Bookworks featured in local news

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28 Aug

Bookseller Launches Teen Book Festival After Attending Ci7 Events University

“The big takeaway from Events University was that launching a festival is feasible, and it is possible to do it without an army,” said Gathering Volumes owner Denise Phillips.

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21 Aug

Politics & Prose Returns as Official Bookseller for 2019 National Book Festival

The co-owner of Politics & Prose, Bradley Graham, recently spoke with BTW about what the store does every year in its role as the official bookseller for the National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.

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21 Aug

Around Indies

Sidekick to open; Palabras celebrates four years; Books Inc. remodels; Bookmarks recognized by school librarians; Half Price to be exclusive retailer for Mary Kay on People Management; Books Are Magic to sell “Melt the Guns” totes; Carmichael’s, The Open Door, Vintage, Weller Book Works, BookBar, Tattered Cover, Boulder, Book Soup, The Last Bookstore, Skylight, Vroman’s featured in local news. 

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