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15 Aug

Politics & Prose to Open Second New Branch Location This Fall

Politics & Prose, the iconic Washington, D.C., indie bookstore, has announced plans to open a new store at The Wharf, a new mile-long development on the city’s historic Southwest waterfront.

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15 Aug

Children’s Book Week Display Contest Winners Announced

The 15 winners of this year’s Children’s Book Week display contest include independent booksellers, schools, and libraries, each of which received a set of books to donate to a local charity.

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09 Aug

BTW News Briefs

Como sales rep Maureen Karb wins NEIBA award; PW Star Watch honorees announced; Quarto Group receives purchase offer; NYU contracts with Follett to operate bookstore

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09 Aug

Around Indies

Solid State Books to open in D.C.; Norwich Bookstore celebrates 23 years; Novel Books named best bookstore in county; Beyond Barcodes’ DeAndra Beard wins community service business award

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08 Aug

Outer Banks Power Outage Inspires Customer Support for Buxton Village Books

Buxton Village Books in Buxton, North Carolina, was one of many Outer Banks businesses that lost money due to a power outage last week, prompting an outpouring of remote support from regular customers.

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08 Aug

How We Sell Backlist: Third Place Books

Bookselling This Week’s new occasional series will explore how booksellers choose to highlight backlist books. The first featured store is Third Place Books, which has three locations in Washington.
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07 Aug

First Texas Independent Bookstore Day Spotlights Literary Texas

The first annual Texas Independent Bookstore Day, held on Saturday, August 5, celebrated the state’s bookstores and their communities.

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04 Aug

Dundee Book Company, a Mobile Bookstore, Rolls Into Omaha Literary Community

Omaha, Nebraska, couple Ted and Nicole Wheeler have launched the Dundee Book Company, a mobile bookstore selling titles by local authors, books from indie presses, and the best new literary writing.

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02 Aug

Around Indies

The Little Boho Bookshop opens in New Jersey; Bibliobar to open next year in Texas; New owner for Book Review; Half Price Books marks 45 years; Duck’s Cottage marks 15 years; Basically Books relocates; Lit. on Fire plans a move

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02 Aug

Sankofa Video Books & Café Showcases African Culture & History

Washington, D.C.’s Sankofa Video Books & Café, founded by filmmaking couple Haile and Shirikiana Gerima and named after one of their films, specializes in videos and books about people of African descent.

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01 Aug

Interabang Books Schedules Grand Opening for September 9

Interabang Books opened its doors in Dallas on July 1 and has scheduled its grand opening for Saturday, September 9, with a kick-off party to follow on Monday, September 11.

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31 Jul

Booksellers Celebrate Sixth Find Waldo Local, 30th Anniversary of Where’s Waldo?

This July, indie booksellers celebrated the sixth anniversary of Find Waldo Local and the 30th anniversary of Where’s Waldo?, with many bookstores capping off the month with a finale party.

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26 Jul

Around Indies

Downtown Books hosts Refugee book launch; Andy Laties, Rebecca Migdal to open Book & Puppet Co.; Brilliant Books to mark 10th anniversary; BookPeople to serve as bookseller for Texas Book Festival

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25 Jul

Welcome to ABA, Winston Smith Books!

This installment of Bookselling This Week’s series “Welcome to ABA!” features Winston Smith Books, a used and rare bookstore in Auburn, California, which joined ABA earlier this year.

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25 Jul

The Furry Faces of Bookselling: Volume II

The second volume of “The Furry Faces of Bookselling: Bookstore Pets” highlights the dogs and cats who make their homes and delight customers at bookstores around the country.

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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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