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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

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

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

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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13 Jun

Around Indies

New branches for Books & Books, Page 158, Hudson Group; Narrow Gauge nears opening; A Room of One’s Own to change hands; Mitchell’s Book Corner, Neighborhood Reads mark anniversaries; Byrd’s Books on the move; The Bookery named best of New Hampshire; Local news looks at indie bookstores in D.C., Salt Lake City, Chicago, and more

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12 Jun

June 19 Opening Scheduled for Politics and Prose’s Union Market Store

Politics and Prose’s second branch location is slated to open June 19 in Washington, D.C.’s Union Market district. The store opened its first branch at The Wharf last fall and expanded its flagship store this year.

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06 Jun

Around Indies

Bay Books holds grand opening; Adventure Bound Books sets opening date; Hooked on Books to mark 20 years; Local TV station profiles Union Ave Books; Booksellers appear on Westworld TV show and Retail Gets Real podcast; Bookmarks names employee of the quarter

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31 May

Around Indies

Lark & Owl to open in Texas; Booked to open in Illinois; Books Inc. opens new California store; Anniversaries celebrated at Prairie Lights, Doylestown Bookshop, BookBar; MahoganyBooks, Cafe con Libros, Book Larder featured in national publications; Staff changes at BookPeople, R.J. Julia; The Bookstore at Fitger’s, Rediscovered Books take home awards

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23 May

Around Indies

Split Rock Books, Biblio-Tech Café, Shakespeare & Co. to open in New York; Expansions and renovations for Monkey and Dog Books, Prairie Pages, Brace Books; The Book Barn, the river’s end, BookBar mark anniversaries; Chapters Bookshop owner joins city council; Bustle looks at genre bookstores; Local news highlights stores in Boston, New York City, and Shelbyville, Indiana

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16 May

Around Indies

New Orleans bookstores celebrate Independent Bookstore Day; Mysterious Galaxy opens outpost; Bienville Books sold; Elizabeth Jordan named BookPeople CEO; Doylestown Bookshop, Main Street Books mark anniversaries; Village Books gets new café; Vroman’s partners with local magazine; Lonely Planet features top children’s bookstores; Local news highlights bookstores in D.C., the Bronx, Cape Cod, and Albany, New York

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