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23 Oct

Around Indies

A Little Bookish, Compass Rose Books, Symposium Books at the WaterFire Center open; Loyalty Bookstore pop-up to open; Staff changes at Books & Mortar Bookstore; 57th Street Books, Island Books, Annie Bloom’s celebrate anniversaries; Green Apple Books and Dog Eared Books receive grants; and more. 

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17 Oct

Around Indies

Harvey’s Tales, Turn the Page, The Book Bungalow open; Ferguson Books to open second location; Country Bookshop, Third Place celebrate anniversaries; Local news features interviews with Astoria Bookshop, Inklings Bookshop staff; Architectural Digest names best indie stores in each state; Hoodline highlights top bookstores in Denver, Cambridge

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17 Oct

Wishing Tree Books to Bring Inclusive Space to Spokane, Washington

Longtime bookseller Janelle Smith is opening her own store in April. Wishing Tree’s goal, she said, “is to connect through stories and to create compassion and understanding.”

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10 Oct

Around Indies

Ada’s Discovery Café, Shakespeare & Co., and Run for Cover open; Kew & Willow celebrates first anniversary; Carmichael’s Bardstown Road location expands; Copperfish wins first place in Best of Charlotte awards; and more.

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09 Oct

July–September 2018: ABA Members Opening/Sold

The third quarter of 2018 saw 25 ABA member store openings and 6 sales of existing businesses to new owners.

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03 Oct

Around Indies

Wonderland Bookshop to open; Booked opens; Green Apple and Annie Bloom’s celebrate anniversaries; Staff changes at Paulina Springs Books and [words]; Tombolo Books named “Best Bookstore On-the-Go”

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02 Oct

The Writer’s Block Brings a Community Space to Anchorage

In what was once a porn shop, the Writer's Block Bookstore and Café blends art, music, literature, and international cuisine with a family-oriented community space.

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26 Sep

Around Indies

Cindy Hulsey of Magic City Books dies at 58; Bookie's New and Used Books celebrates opening of second location; The Next Chapter Cafe to open in Northshire Bookstore's restaurant space; Empire Books to get new name; Second Star to the Right to move; The Learned Owl Bookshop celebrates 50th anniversary; Firestorm Books & Coffee files an appeal against the City of Asheville; and more.

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25 Sep

Ink Fish Books Brings Cookbooks and Culture to Warren, Rhode Island

The new Ink Fish Books, a new and used bookstore in Warren, Rhode Island, specializes in cookbooks and kitchen gear. 

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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

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

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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