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31 Jul
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Around Indies

High Five, Commonplace Reader to open; Women & Children First, Norwich celebrate anniversaries; Michelle Haring named Bookseller of the Year by RWA; Half Price named best bookstore in San Antonio; New Dominion bookseller makes Good Night Moon-inspired sign; Bookshop Santa Cruz launches Bookshop Caucus; Bookmarks to host 15th annual Festival of Books & Authors; Book Suey, Birchbark, Second Star to the Right, The Last Bookstore, Binnacle, Hennessey & Ingalls, Harbor Books, McNally Jackson, Changing Hands featured in local news.

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24 Jul

Around Indies

House of Books, Writers’ Workshoppe under new ownership; Hooray for Books reopens; Square, Chapters, Bridgeside celebrate anniversaries; Midtown Reader bookseller to compete on Jeopardy; Books & Books, Silver Unicorn, Curious Iguana, Turning the Page, Round Table, Book Exchange and Bible Bookstore, M. Judson, Gibson’s, Toadstool, White Birch, Innisfree, Water Street, Monkey See Monkey Do, Deep Vellum, Wild Detectives featured in local news.

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24 Jul
Penguin Bookshop Logo

What’s in a Name?: Penguin Bookshop

Penguin Bookshop, which opened in 1929, will be celebrating 90 years in business this October.

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17 Jul

April–June 2019: ABA Members Opened/Sold

The second quarter of 2019 saw 30 ABA member store openings and five sales of existing businesses to new owners. Among the openings are a romance bookstore, a bookmobile, and new branches of established bookstores.

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17 Jul
The "40 Years of Book Posters from Square Books" opening at Southside Gallery.

Around Indies

Semicolon, Fables now open; Book Club, Commonplace Reader to open this year; Womrath under new ownership; Loyalty plans second location; Bartleby’s, Covered Treasures, Pageturners celebrate anniversaries; Square Books hosts art installation at local gallery; Yankee, Run for Cover, Riffraff, Sundog, I Know You Like a Book, Lit. On Fire, The Book Nook, The Bookshop, Charis featured in local news. 

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10 Jul

Apply by July 15 for the Macmillan Booksellers Professional Development Scholarship

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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10 Jul

Get in the Running for a Holiday Bookstore Bonus From James Patterson

Bookstore employees, publishing professionals, authors, and bookstore shoppers can all submit bonus nominations on behalf of any current indie bookstore employee of an ABA member store.

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10 Jul
Book Dragon storefront

Around Indies

Book Dragon Shop opens; Book & Puppet Co. to add third location; BookBar debuts BookBike Mike; Left Bank Books, Bookmarks celebrate anniversaries; Moe’s Books, Texian Books, BookPeople in the news.

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10 Jul

#BookstoresAgainstBorders Raises Over $80,000 for Migrants at U.S.-Mexico Border

Gretchen Treu, co-owner of A Room of One’s Own Bookstore, reached out to independent bookstores across the nation last month asking them to donate a percentage of their July 5–7 sales to RAICES.

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09 Jul

Booksellers Aim to Bring Awareness to Indies on Amazon’s Prime Day

Green Apple Books has a number of Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter posts planned for Prime Day; all indie booksellers are invited to adapt these posts for their own use.

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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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About ABA

The American Booksellers Association, a national not-for-profit trade organization, works with booksellers and industry partners to ensure the success and profitability of independently owned book retailers, and to assist in expanding the community of the book.

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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