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21 Aug

Around Indies

Sidekick to open; Palabras celebrates four years; Books Inc. remodels; Bookmarks recognized by school librarians; Half Price to be exclusive retailer for Mary Kay on People Management; Books Are Magic to sell “Melt the Guns” totes; Carmichael’s, The Open Door, Vintage, Weller Book Works, BookBar, Tattered Cover, Boulder, Book Soup, The Last Bookstore, Skylight, Vroman’s featured in local news. 

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14 Aug

Around Indies

Sandcastle Tales opens; Erin Rivera takes over Frugal Frigate; Book + Bottle, Madison Street to open; Sweetwood, Adventure Bound, Ivy move; Narrow Gauge celebrates first year; Branches Books and Gifts named Business of the Year; Drew Sieplinga featured on The Moth; Main Street Books, Brewster, Third Street, The Bookstore, Love’s Sweet Arrow, Nantucket Bookworks, Wild Detectives, Porter Square, Northshire, Jane Addams, Old Town, Birchbark, Books Are Magic, Turnrow, Literati featured in local news. 

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14 Aug

What’s in a Name? Love’s Sweet Arrow

Mother-daughter duo and avid romance readers Marissa and Roseann Backlin opened Love’s Sweet Arrow, a new and used romance bookstore, in Tinley Park, Illinois, this past June. 

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07 Aug

Around Indies

Books on the Pond now open; Lark and Owl to host grand opening; Rediscovered, Half Price to open new locations; Patchouli Joe’s to open; Between Books 2.0 relocates; Cabot St. sold, renamed Copper Dog Books; Weller Book Works, Yellowknife Book Cellar, Main Street celebrate anniversaries; Staff changes at Seminary Coop; Doylestown to offer subscription service; Source, Pages, Underground Railroad Reading Station, Carmichael’s, Ripped Bodice, Phoenix, Semicolon, Browseabout, Wild Detectives, Book Barn, Village Square, Malaprop’s, Trident, Pagination mentioned in local news. 

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31 Jul

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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29 Jul

Scholastic Launches Ordering Program for New Indie Bookstores

Through the program, new bookstores or new branch locations are eligible for additional discounts and dating on their initial order.

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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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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

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

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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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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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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19 Jun

What’s in a Name?: Righton Books

Here, Righton Books owner Darryl Peck talks with Bookselling This Week about transitioning to the world of independent bookstores. 

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12 Jun

Around Indies

Righton, Sag Harbor, Wilson Book Gallery, Canvasback now open; Love’s Sweet Arrow, Bodacious to open; Reads and Company celebrates grand opening; Three Lives opens sidewalk shop; Redbery expands; Pegasus, Book Soup, Monkey See, Writer’s Block, River Dog celebrate anniversaries; Lit. Bar owner manages Sonia Sotomayor signing; Bookshop Santa Cruz launches Book Group Ambassador Program; Tattered Cover launches Big Summer Read; Bookends & Beginnings, Mil Mundos, E. Shaver, Avid, A Cappella, Well-Read Moose, Auntie’s, Paulina Springs featured in local news, and more.

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05 Jun

Around Indies

Reads & Company to open; Bookshop Santa Cruz opens mini shop; Bookends & Beginnings celebrates 5th anniversary; Books & Company wins IBD window contest; M and M, Purple Crow featured in local news.

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