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07 Nov

A Holiday Preparations Checklist

Once again, BTW offers our annual list of preparations to help booksellers manage day-to-day operations and keep things running smoothly during the holiday shopping season.

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07 Nov

What’s in a Name?: The Barn Owl Books & Gifts

"The image of a barn owl kept coming up for me," said co-owner Amy Cooper, recounting how she and her husband came up with the name for the store.

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06 Nov

Copperfield’s to Open in DIESEL’s Former Marin Country Mart Location

Copperfield’s Books decided to open a new store in Larkspur because it would like to continue the independent bookstore legacy previously upheld by DIESEL, said Copperfield’s President Paul Jaffe.

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06 Nov

Third Place Books, Island Books Mark Milestone Anniversaries

Over the weekend in Washington State, Third Place Books celebrated 20 years in business, and Island Books toasted to 45 years.

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31 Oct

Booksellers Get Spooky on Social Media for Halloween

Booksellers are celebrating Halloween 2018 with creative book displays, themed window decorations, and festive events.

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31 Oct

Around Indies

A Novel Idea, Southern Fried Books to open; Fundamentals to be sold to new owners; Amherst Books marks 15 years; The Bookery, Epilogue Books, Read With Me featured in the news; R.J. Julia, Bookmans, Antigone Books, Joe’s Place, M. Judson named top bookstores around the country; Tattered Cover to host Colorado Teen Book Con

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23 Oct

Around Indies

A Little Bookish, Compass Rose Books, Symposium Books at the WaterFire Center open; Loyalty Bookstore pop-up to open; Staff changes at Books & Mortar Bookstore; 57th Street Books, Island Books, Annie Bloom’s celebrate anniversaries; Green Apple Books and Dog Eared Books receive grants; and more. 

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23 Oct

After Hurricane Michael, Midtown Reader to Collect for Damaged School Libraries

Midtown Reader in Tallahassee, Florida, has launched “Re-book to Re-build,” an effort to raise money to rebuild several school libraries in the Florida Panhandle that were destroyed in the storm.

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17 Oct

Around Indies

Harvey’s Tales, Turn the Page, The Book Bungalow open; Ferguson Books to open second location; Country Bookshop, Third Place celebrate anniversaries; Local news features interviews with Astoria Bookshop, Inklings Bookshop staff; Architectural Digest names best indie stores in each state; Hoodline highlights top bookstores in Denver, Cambridge

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17 Oct

Wishing Tree Books to Bring Inclusive Space to Spokane, Washington

Longtime bookseller Janelle Smith is opening her own store in April. Wishing Tree’s goal, she said, “is to connect through stories and to create compassion and understanding.”

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10 Oct

Around Indies

Ada’s Discovery Café, Shakespeare & Co., and Run for Cover open; Kew & Willow celebrates first anniversary; Carmichael’s Bardstown Road location expands; Copperfish wins first place in Best of Charlotte awards; and more.

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10 Oct

One Year After Novel Opens, Bookselling Thrives at Laurelwood Shopping Center

“As indie booksellers, we tend to pride ourselves on helping customers not only find what they are looking for, but also being a place of discovery,” said Nicole Yasinsky, Novel’s marketing manager.

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03 Oct

Booksellers Celebrate Banned Books Week 2018

Store windows and booksellers’ social media pages were decked with displays promoting Banned Books Week.

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03 Oct

Around Indies

Wonderland Bookshop to open; Booked opens; Green Apple and Annie Bloom’s celebrate anniversaries; Staff changes at Paulina Springs Books and [words]; Tombolo Books named “Best Bookstore On-the-Go”

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02 Oct

The Writer’s Block Brings a Community Space to Anchorage

In what was once a porn shop, the Writer's Block Bookstore and Café blends art, music, literature, and international cuisine with a family-oriented community space.

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