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11 Dec

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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26 Nov

Around Indies

Islander now open; Old Town, Half Price, Greedy Reads to open; Napa Bookmine, Interabang to reopen; Roebling Point plans move; Montclair, Loganberry celebrate anniversaries; Zenith to celebrate Jólabókaflóð; Staff changes at Books Are Magic; Three Lives, AFK, From My Shelf, Park Road, Anderson’s, Wishing Tree, Page 2, Novel Bay, Fact & Fiction featured in local news; New Dominion prepares for holiday season. 

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26 Nov

People Get Ready Aims to Promote Community Connections in New Haven

People Get Ready is a bookspace in New Haven, Connecticut, focused on community and advocacy work in the city. 

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20 Nov

Around Indies

Tombolo secures storefront; Learned Owl owner elected as councilperson; Changing Hands owner wins ATHENA Award; Michelle Obama visits Politics and Prose; Scuppernong creates Pete the Cat display; Lion’s Mouth, Cafe con Libros, WORD, Astoria, Books Are Magic, Lit. Bar, Berry & Co., Bookends and Beginnings, Buffalo Street, Pagination, Kona Stories, Sausalito Books by the Bay, Back of Beyond, Books & Books, Charis, Alabama Booksmith, Joseph-Beth, Square, Parnassus, BookPeople, Chop Suey, Strand, Arcade, Shakespeare & Co., Women and Children First, Secret Garden, Tattered Cover, City Lights, Gene’s featured in local news. 

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11 Nov

What’s in a Name? Mind Chimes Bookshop

Laura Lowry, owner of the new Mind Chimes Bookshop in Three Lakes, Wisconsin, said the store's name represents "the experience of being inspired while reading, the sort of sudden inspiration you get while reading — that has always been important to me as a reader.”

 
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06 Nov

Around Indies

DIESEL, Writers & Books, Auburn Oil, Lion's Mouth now open; Cupboard Maker to open pop-up location; Interabang to reopen mid-November; Former Bookshop Santa Cruz owner retires; Lake Forest, Second Star to the Right celebrate anniversaries; From My Shelf moves to second round of the Independent Small Business of the Year Award; Half Price, Parnassus, Bookie's, Nowhere, Whistlestop, Scattered featured in local news. 

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06 Nov

Downbound Books to Bring Community-Curated Collection to Cincinnati

Downbound Books in Cincinnati, Ohio, specializes in small press fiction; nonfiction works on history, politics, and the social sciences; books on craft; cookbooks; and picture books.

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30 Oct

Around Indies

Epilogue to host soft opening; Next Chapter, Mind Chimes, Downbound now open; Breakwater under new ownership; Penguin, Left Bank, Buttonwood, Roundabout celebrate anniversaries; Joe’s Place owners to retire; Books of Wonder to move; New store to open in Moosterious Emporium space; Raven Book Store publishes zine; WORD launches Instagram video series; Best of Books, Alabama Booksmith, Little Professor, Thank You featured in local news. 

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23 Oct

Around Indies

Arts & Letters, new Half Price location open; Wishing Tree, Odyssey, DIESEL to open; Moe’s, Mrs. Dalloway’s celebrate anniversaries; Interabang damaged by storm; 27th Letter wins Comerica Hatch Detroit Contest; {pages} included in Best of Manhattan Beach; Muddy Water nominated for Independent Small Business of the Year Award; Raven Book Store writes letter to Jeff Bezos; Frugal Frigate unveils new logo; Inkwood, McNally Jackson, Mind Chimes, Magers & Quinn, Women & Children First, 2 Dandelions, Politics & Prose, Duende District, Loyalty mentioned in local news.

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16 Oct

Around Indies

2 Dandelions, Storied Owl now open; Thank You, Joseph-Beth Lexington Green to open; Excelsior Bay under new ownership; Bookman celebrates 45 years; John Grisham visits New Dominion; Subterranean wins June Indie Playlist display contest; Staff changes at Seminary Co-op, Towne Book Center; Madison Street, Auburn Oil Co., Righton, Neverending Bookshop, NeverMore featured in local news.

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16 Oct

Beehive Bookshop to Bring Community and Kindness to Dalton, Georgia

By reading more, learning more, and building empathy, Beehive owner Susan Beck said, “I hope we can be more kind to each other. I think that’s missing right now.”

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09 Oct

July–September 2019: ABA Member Stores Opened/Sold

The third quarter of 2019 saw 27 ABA member store openings and 5 sales of existing businesses to new owners.

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09 Oct

Around Indies

Otter Lane, Enchanted Chapters, High Five now open; Loyalty, Elliott Bay open new locations; Book Nook, Left Bank mark 50 years; Hearthside, Page 2 move; Midtown Scholar wraps up festival; Orinda owner to speak at event; The Mysterious Bookshop, Next Page, River Lights, Prairie Lights, Crazy Wisdom, Literati, La Playa, Warwick’s, Bluestocking, The Book Catapult, Bay Books, Mysterious Galaxy, Run for Cover, Little Shop of Stories, Brave + Kind, The Story Shop featured in local news.

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09 Oct

What’s in a Name?: 27th Letter Books

Husband-and-wife team Drew and Erin Pineda first thought of opening a bookstore together while they were both serving as active duty U.S. Air Force officers in May 2018.

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02 Oct

Around Indies

All Things Inspiration, Thank You, Auburn Oil Company, Literatus to open; Volumes, Towne Center to open new locations; Bluestocking now open; Poisoned Pen celebrates 30 years; Toadstool Milford location to move; words! goes co-op; Palabras among best of Phoenix; 27th Letter semifinalist in Comerica Hatch Detroit Contest; Paper Boat, Firestorm, Prairie Lights, Seminary Co-op, The Open Book, Wild Detectives, Texian mentioned in local news. 

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