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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
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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
An exterior view of Booked in Evanston, IL.

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
Author Tiffany Jewell at her standing room-only launch for This Book is Anti-Racist at  Booklink Booksellers in Northampton, Massachusetts.

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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08 Jan
Two people standing in front of Madison Street Books

Around Indies

Madison Street to open; words! goes co-op; Cupboard Maker Books holiday pop-up to stay; Brookline Booksmith to expand; Books of Wonder to stay through February; Liberty Bay Poulsbo sold; Chevalier’s celebrates 80 years; Let’s Play launches book festival; Casa Camino Real, Zenith, Brazos, Pressed, Collected Works, Magic City, Rough Draft, Still North, Fact & Fiction, Book Exchange, Tombolo, Downbound, Delaware Art Museum, Thank You, Left Bank, Green Toad, Off the Beaten Path, Trident, Brookline, Harvard, Paperback Exchange, Run for Cover, Mysterious Galaxy, Book Catapult, Back of Beyond, City Lights, Tattered Cover featured in local news.

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23 Dec

Around Indies

Thank You, The Bookstore open; Little City, Loyalty, McNally Jackson to open new locations; Book ’n’ Brush marks 50 years; South Main Book Co., Linden Tree under new ownership; BookBar nonprofit announces board; Still North, Curious Reader, Book Moon, This House of Books, Parnassus, and Seattle member stores featured in local news. 

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23 Dec
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Booksellers Showcase Their Holiday Spirit on Social Media

Booksellers took to social media over the past few days to share photos of how they’re celebrating the holiday season, from book recommendations to ideas for stocking stuffers.

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23 Dec
Survey Says

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

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18 Dec

Around Indies

Morland Books, Bravo’s Book Nook open; Still North to hold soft opening; Mysterious Galaxy under new ownership; Papercuts J.P., Inkwood, Word After Word on the move; Sandpiper, FoxTale named best bookstores; Green Apple, WORD, Northshire, Waucoma, Politics and Prose, Volumes, Norwich, Anderson’s, McNally Jackson, Gibson’s, Nowhere, People’s Books & Culture, Page and Palette, Haunted Book Shop, Wild Detectives, 27th Letter, Mysterious Bookshop featured in local news.

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18 Dec

As 2019 Comes to a Close, Binc Offers Donors a Chance to Double Their Impact

Through December 31, Penguin Random House is matching all donations to Binc up to $15,000, doubling the power and impact of individual contributions.

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11 Dec
Avoid the Day Bookstore

Around Indies

Avoid the Day to open; Tombolo opens permanent location; Volumes second location opens; Dickens under new ownership; McNally Jackson staff to vote on unionizing; Staff change at BookPeople; Lit. Bar, E. Shaver, Browseabout, Lark & Owl, Delaware Art Museum Store, Ripped Bodice, Brookline Booksmith, Harvard, Porter Square, Trident, Blue Willow, Malaprop’s, Book Revue, Berry & Co., Book Cellar, TreeHouse, Books on First, Charlie’s Corner featured in local news. 

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04 Dec

In 2019, Indies First on Small Business Saturday Proves a Success Once Again

Independent booksellers across the country hosted celebrations for this year’s Indies First on Small Business Saturday, November 30, with the typical fun festivities, sales and discounts, and author events to kick off the holiday shopping season. 

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04 Dec
Vermont Book Shop's storefront

Around Indies

San Marco reopens; Flintridge, Katy Budget to move; Penn Book Center changes name; Vermont Book Shop celebrates 70th; Casa Camino collecting pajamas; Dolphin, Raven Book Store, Our Daily Nada, Winchester, Bookmiser, Main Street Books, Merritt, Toadstool, Wicked Good Books, The Bookstore of Gloucester, The Book Shop of Beverly Farms, Walden Pond, Pegasus featured in local news. 

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