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16 May

Boogie Down Books Brings Borderless Bookselling Brand to the Bronx

Boogie Down Books, a “bookstore without walls” run by former English teacher Rebekah Shoaf, stages pop-up events featuring books for kids and teens at borough schools, businesses, and organizations.

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09 May

Around Indies

New bookstores for Bookie’s, The Center for Fiction; New owners for Canterbury Book Store; Books Are Magic, Mysterious Galaxy celebrate anniversaries; Eight Cousins wins award; Maria’s Bookshop goes on the market; Petition launches to keep Moravian independent; Local news features booksellers from The Reading Bug, Watermark, DIESEL, and Literati; Bookstore roundups feature stores in Atlanta, Pittsburgh, and Columbus

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08 May

Main(e) Point Books to Open This Summer

Main(e) Point Books, slated to open in Islesboro, Maine, this June, will cater to residents and to vacationers from all over the country who flood the island’s beaches every summer.

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02 May

Around Indies

Pressed opens in Pennsylvania; Prairie Path to open annex; Downtown Book & Toy splits into two stores; Washington Post highlights D.C. bookstores by and for people of color; Prairie Pages gets new owners; DIESEL’s Larkspur store up for sale; [words] owners honored; Dana Brigham to retire from Brookline Booksmith; Books & Books buys Coral Gables building; Local news profiles Main Street Books, The Bookstore Plus, Carroll and Carroll booksellers

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25 Apr

Around Indies

Ownership changes at Antigone Books, Watermark Book Company; Common Language Bookstore sees wave of support; Avid Bookshop owner delivers TEDx Talk; area press highlights indie bookstores in Cleveland, Detroit, Milwaukee, Albuquerque, and Hobart, New York.

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18 Apr

Tombolo Books Holds First Major Author Event, for Rob Sanders’ “Pride”

Tombolo Books, now in pop-up form in St. Petersburg, Florida, recently hosted its first book launch, in celebration of Rob Sanders’ new picture book, Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag.

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18 Apr

Around Indies

Busboys and Poets to open in Denver; KiCam Books & Gifts opens in Ohio; Eight Cousins reopens; Fireside Books changes hands; River House Books bought by local businessowners; Staff changes at Harvard Book Store; Rakestraw Books celebrates 45 years; Breakwater Books celebrates renovations; All Things Considered features Literati Bookstore; Maine Public Radio features Blue Hill Books, Print, Longfellow; Ellen Plumb’s gets an Espresso Book Machine; Pegasus Books named best bookstore

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18 Apr

Bay Books to Open in Northern Michigan This May

Retired teacher and culinary professional Tina Greene-Bevington is opening Bay Books, a new general-interest bookstore in Suttons Bay, Michigan, featuring regional author talks and book clubs.

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13 Apr

January–March 2018: ABA Member Stores Opening/Sold

The first quarter of 2018 saw 15 ABA member store openings and eight sales of existing businesses to new owners. Among the openings are a book and game store, a children’s bookstore, and a new branch of an established bookstore.

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11 Apr

Around Indies

The Mitten Word to open in Michigan; BookBar featured on Comedy Central show; Bookmarks receives $25K grant for Bookmarks in Schools program; Strand Book Store gets creative in Times Square

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04 Apr

Around Indies

Our Daily Nada to open in Missouri; The Book Table announces plans to expand; River House Books to change hands; Literati, Queen Anne Book Company celebrate anniversaries; The Booksmith joins forces with Two Sisters; Author Charles Frazier dedicates Varina to bookseller Nancy Olson

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28 Mar

Around Indies

Rediscovered Books buys Rainbow Books; Books N Things reopens as The Tribune; Midtown Reader owner recognized; From My Shelf Books & Gifts to focus on kids; Once Upon a Time hosts news crew for adoption story

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28 Mar

Aesop’s Treasury Draws Readers and Gamers to Farmington, Missouri

Aesop’s Treasury, a new book and game store owned by married couple Vince and Lisa Howard, opened earlier this year in the city of Farmington, Missouri, located about 70 miles from St. Louis.

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27 Mar

Candlewick Press Announces New Store Opening Policy for Independent Bookstores

Independent booksellers who are opening new stores or expanding to additional locations are now eligible for special discounts, dating, and co-op terms on all books published by Candlewick Press.

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21 Mar

Around Indies

Unbound Books to open in Missouri; Island Books marks 25 years; Dog Ear Books, Gottwals Books recognized; One More Page hosts teen book festival

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