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02 Jul
The Guardian Legion outside of Phoenix Books

Around Indies

Country Bookseller, Women & Children First, Wicked Good Books celebrate anniversaries; Phoenix Books hosts the Guardian Legion; A Room of One’s Own launches fundraiser for RAICES; That Book Store, Read ’Em & Weep, BookPeople, Malvern, BookWoman, and more featured in local news. 

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28 Jun
Annie Carl at Town Hall

First Children’s Institute Town Hall Tackles Industry Problems and Solutions

Topics discussed included more education targeted to different types of bookstores, bookseller sustainability, and how children’s books are publicly perceived.

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27 Jun

Around Indies

Page 1, Love’s Sweet Arrow now open; Fabled, Completely Booked to open; Avoid the Day tests storefront; Idle Time renamed Lost City; Children’s Book World, Well-Read Moose, Gathering Volumes celebrate anniversaries; Brookline Booksmith, Toadstool named best bookstores; McNally Jackson, Short Stories, Avid, Books of Wonder, Flyleaf, Left Bank, LA libreria, Midtown Scholar, Cupboard Maker, Aaron’s, Petunia’s Place, Sankofa, Lavender’s Bleu, and Dickens featured in local news.

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27 Jun
An interior show of Orca Books in Olympia, Washington.

Orca Books Transitions to Co-Op Business Model

The 27-year-old store will transition to a cooperative business model, which will invite a number of new business opportunities for the store and establish a succession plan.

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19 Jun

Around Indies

Turning the Page, Semicolon now open; McNally Jackson to open new location; Busboys and Poets features new bookstore section; Three Lives & Company reopens; Snowbound, Neighborhood Reads, Solid State celebrate anniversaries; The Bookloft relocates; Staff news at Bookmarks, Joseph-Beth; Ray Hillenbrand dies at 84; Merritt, Pagination, Deep Vellum, Wild Detectives, Interabang, and Half Price featured in local news. 

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19 Jun
Righton Books' storefront.

What’s in a Name?: Righton Books

Here, Righton Books owner Darryl Peck talks with Bookselling This Week about transitioning to the world of independent bookstores. 

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19 Jun

Booksellers to “Mix & Mingle” With Publisher Sponsors at Children’s Institute

Participating bookstores and publisher sponsors will meet for five minutes each, providing an opportunity to productively address issues of concern one-on-one.

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18 Jun

Binc and Macmillan to Offer Scholarships to Nine Booksellers

The nine scholarships will be awarded to booksellers from underrepresented groups to cover the cost of travel, lodging, and meals at a fall regional show.

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18 Jun

Binc’s Third “Bookseller Stories” Newsletter: “You Kept the Heat On”

The third volume of the Book Industry Charitable Foundation’s Bookseller Stories newsletter featured a bookseller who reached out to Binc for financial help after their utility company threatened to turn off the heat in their house.

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12 Jun

Around Indies

Righton, Sag Harbor, Wilson Book Gallery, Canvasback now open; Love’s Sweet Arrow, Bodacious to open; Reads and Company celebrates grand opening; Three Lives opens sidewalk shop; Redbery expands; Pegasus, Book Soup, Monkey See, Writer’s Block, River Dog celebrate anniversaries; Lit. Bar owner manages Sonia Sotomayor signing; Bookshop Santa Cruz launches Book Group Ambassador Program; Tattered Cover launches Big Summer Read; Bookends & Beginnings, Mil Mundos, E. Shaver, Avid, A Cappella, Well-Read Moose, Auntie’s, Paulina Springs featured in local news, and more.

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12 Jun

Taping Dates Available for #HarperCollinsLovesIndies Facebook Live Program

Participating stores will create a streaming Facebook Live video on a select Thursday that features store staff talking about titles they have been reading, loving, and recommending. 

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12 Jun

Hedge Fund Agrees to Buy Barnes & Noble, But Readerlink May Present Competing Offer

B&N announced Friday it had reached a deal to be acquired by hedge fund Elliott Management, but the Wall Street Journal reported Monday that book distributor Readerlink may offer a competing bid.

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12 Jun

Indies Celebrate Pride From Coast to Coast

From parade floats and story times to reading lists and open mics, here are the many ways independent bookstores are celebrating Pride and the LGBTQ+ community this June.

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11 Jun

Preparations Heat Up for Inaugural Bookstore Romance Day; Promotional Graphics Now Available

On Saturday, August 17, the first Bookstore Romance Day will unite independent bookstores, readers, and writers across the country in celebration of the romance literary genre.

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11 Jun
Survey Says

A Roundup of Results From BTW’s One-Second Survey

Check Bookselling This Week each Wednesday for a new one-second survey and catch the results in the following week’s issue. If you don’t want to miss out, subscribe to Bookselling This Week now.

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