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19 Sep

Around Indies

Bronx River Books opens; Union Ave Books to expand; Wesleyan R.J. Julia Bookstore and Newtonville Books celebrate anniversaries; The Ripped Bodice signs deal with Sony Pictures TV; and more.

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18 Sep
Table at Johns Creek Books & Gifts

Johns Creek Books Offers Carefully Curated Selection

Johns Creek Books and Gifts, a new bookstore in Johns Creek, Georgia, fosters a literary community through book clubs and author events. 

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12 Sep

Around Indies

Sleepy Cat Books is now open; Greenlight Bookstore to open stationery store; Let’s Play Books announces grand reopening; Neverending Bookshop moves; The Golden Notebook to celebrate 40th birthday; Staff changes at The Lift, Joseph-Beth Booksellers, BookBar, and Third Place Books; I AM Books to organize IDEA Boston; Phoenix Books to celebrate National Voter Registration Day; Everyone’s Books donates to Brattleboro Police Department; and more.

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29 Aug

Around Indies

Dotters Books and Madison Books to open this year; Skylark Bookshop and Caprichos Books are now open; Fountain Books and Auntie’s Bookstore celebrate 40th anniversaries; Eight Cousins wins 2018 Independent Spirit Award; Books & Books owner Mitchell Kaplan launches podcast; Avid Bookshop reopens after flood; and more. 

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22 Aug
Ribbon cutting at Narrow Gauge Book Co-op

Around Indies

Book Bungalow, Our Daily Nada plan openings; Narrow Gauge Book Co-op holds ribbon-cutting; Book People, Trident Booksellers reopen; Annie Bloom’s celebrates 40 years; Local news highlights Zenith Bookstore, City of Asylum Books, and New York City stores; Tattered Cover launches membership program

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15 Aug

Around Indies

Bronx River Books to open in New York; Run for Cover coming to San Diego; McNally Jackson heading to LaGuardia Airport; Bookie’s to grow; Johns Creek Books, House of Books and Games open; Learned Owl celebrates 50 years; Books & Books screens film; Byrd’s Books relocating; Local news highlights indie stores.

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08 Aug

Around Indies

Muddy Water Bookstore opens; MacIntosh Books and Paper opens spin-off location; The Book Table expands; A Book for All Seasons, Busboys and Poets 5th & K relocate; Lit. on Fire Used Books named best small business in Peoria; and more.

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07 Aug

BrocheAroe Fabian on Opening River Dog Book Co.

BrocheAroe Fabian, owner of River Dog Book Co., discussed bookselling, bookmobiles, and book clubs with Bookselling This Week

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01 Aug
Typewriter at Battenkill Books

Around Indies

Prologue Bookshop to open this fall; Northshire Bookstore celebrates anniversary; Bookshop Santa Cruz launches organization for women entrepreneurs; Bookie’s, Battenkill Books win display contests; Mercer Street Books, Left Bank Book Collective among top five Seattle used bookstores; and more.

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24 Jul

Around Indies

Bookish to host grand opening; Itinerant Literate, Solid State host opening celebrations; EyeSeeMe Children’s Bookstore featured on public radio; Wild Rumpus appears on list of five top local spots; Liberty Bay Books hosts Sisters in Crime authors

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18 Jul

Around Indies

Opening receptions for Finley’s Fiction, That Book Store, and The Brain Lair; New owners for Canterbury Book Store; Bards Alley celebrates first year; Books & Books event features indie publishers; Scout & Morgan celebrates Find Waldo Local; and more.

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18 Jul
The Bookery Manchester

April-June 2018: ABA Member Stores Opening/Sold

The second quarter of 2018 saw 18 ABA member store openings and six sales of existing businesses to new owners.

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11 Jul

Around Indies

That Book Store to open in Connecticut; Skylark Bookshop to open in Missouri; Bookbrokers & Kramer’s Café opens in Michigan; Haunted Bookshop, Sly Fox, Zenith, and Bookmarks celebrate anniversaries; local news profiles indies across the country; and more.

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27 Jun

Around Indies

Biblio-Tech Café opens; Split Rock Books owners talk about the experience of opening a bookstore; Carmichael’s expands; Riffraff’s bookstore/bar business model featured; DIESEL co-owner shares summer reading picks with All Things Considered; The Book Stall launches comedy series

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19 Jun
Miriam Chan, owner of The Lev

Around Indies

The Lev pops up in L.A.; Poetic Justice Books & Arts opens in Florida; Briars & Brambles to open in New York; A New Chapter opens in West Virginia; Solid State, Storybrooke Café, Let’s Play Books grow offerings; Winchester Book Gallery on the move; Violet Valley serves as “a beacon of hope and pride and love”; Staff changes at {pages}; Quail Ridge Books wins local awards; Downtown Books finds success with nonprofit partnerships; Local news profiles Klindt’s

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