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18 Dec

Around Indies

Morland Books, Bravo’s Book Nook open; Still North to hold soft opening; Mysterious Galaxy under new ownership; Papercuts J.P., Inkwood, Word After Word on the move; Sandpiper, FoxTale named best bookstores; Green Apple, WORD, Northshire, Waucoma, Politics and Prose, Volumes, Norwich, Anderson’s, McNally Jackson, Gibson’s, Nowhere, People’s Books & Culture, Page and Palette, Haunted Book Shop, Wild Detectives, 27th Letter, Mysterious Bookshop featured in local news.

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11 Dec
Avoid the Day Bookstore

Around Indies

Avoid the Day to open; Tombolo opens permanent location; Volumes second location opens; Dickens under new ownership; McNally Jackson staff to vote on unionizing; Staff change at BookPeople; Lit. Bar, E. Shaver, Browseabout, Lark & Owl, Delaware Art Museum Store, Ripped Bodice, Brookline Booksmith, Harvard, Porter Square, Trident, Blue Willow, Malaprop’s, Book Revue, Berry & Co., Book Cellar, TreeHouse, Books on First, Charlie’s Corner featured in local news. 

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04 Dec
Vermont Book Shop's storefront

Around Indies

San Marco reopens; Flintridge, Katy Budget to move; Penn Book Center changes name; Vermont Book Shop celebrates 70th; Casa Camino collecting pajamas; Dolphin, Raven Book Store, Our Daily Nada, Winchester, Bookmiser, Main Street Books, Merritt, Toadstool, Wicked Good Books, The Bookstore of Gloucester, The Book Shop of Beverly Farms, Walden Pond, Pegasus featured in local news. 

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26 Nov

Around Indies

Islander now open; Old Town, Half Price, Greedy Reads to open; Napa Bookmine, Interabang to reopen; Roebling Point plans move; Montclair, Loganberry celebrate anniversaries; Zenith to celebrate Jólabókaflóð; Staff changes at Books Are Magic; Three Lives, AFK, From My Shelf, Park Road, Anderson’s, Wishing Tree, Page 2, Novel Bay, Fact & Fiction featured in local news; New Dominion prepares for holiday season. 

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05 Nov

Penguin Random House to Transform Former Baker & Taylor Facility Into Third Distribution Center

PRH has reached a multi-year agreement to assume the operation and management of the fulfillment center in Reno that is currently leased to Baker & Taylor, which has discontinued its service to retail booksellers. 

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31 Oct

(Northern) California Independent Booksellers Association Welcomes New Board Members

New voting members include Mary Williams of Skylight Books in Los Angeles, Mimi Hannan of La Playa Books in San Diego, and Bridget Schinnerer of Vroman’s Bookstore in Pasadena.

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30 Oct

Around Indies

Epilogue to host soft opening; Next Chapter, Mind Chimes, Downbound now open; Breakwater under new ownership; Penguin, Left Bank, Buttonwood, Roundabout celebrate anniversaries; Joe’s Place owners to retire; Books of Wonder to move; New store to open in Moosterious Emporium space; Raven Book Store publishes zine; WORD launches Instagram video series; Best of Books, Alabama Booksmith, Little Professor, Thank You featured in local news. 

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16 Oct

Northern, Southern California Independent Booksellers Associations Offer Update on Plans to Unify

NCIBA President Michael Barnard and SCIBA President Maryelizabeth Yturralde detailed plans for bringing the associations together.

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02 Oct

SCIBA Members Vote to Dissolve Organization

On Friday, September 27, members of the Southern California Independent Booksellers Association voted unanimously in favor of a resolution that would dissolve the organization at the end of 2019.

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02 Oct

Around Indies

All Things Inspiration, Thank You, Auburn Oil Company, Literatus to open; Volumes, Towne Center to open new locations; Bluestocking now open; Poisoned Pen celebrates 30 years; Toadstool Milford location to move; words! goes co-op; Palabras among best of Phoenix; 27th Letter semifinalist in Comerica Hatch Detroit Contest; Paper Boat, Firestorm, Prairie Lights, Seminary Co-op, The Open Book, Wild Detectives, Texian mentioned in local news. 

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25 Sep

Around Indies

Paper Boat, Sausalito Books by the Bay, new Little City location to open; Sidekick, Completely Booked, Libreria now open; Fables marks three months; Jane Mead dies at 61; MahoganyBooks among top minority business enterprises; Charlie Lovett wins Bookmarks Literary Achievement Award; Read With Me partners with Kid Lab; Book Culture, McNally Jackson, Shakespeare & Co., Neverending Bookshop, WORD Bookstores, Parnassus, Octavia, Pegasus, Moe’s, Mrs. Dalloway’s, University Press mentioned in local news.

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18 Sep

Around Indies

The Lion’s Mouth, Charm City to open; BookBar owner to open community book bank; Square Books opens fourth location; Righton hosts grand opening; New owners for Orinda; Mr. Mopps moves; Greenlight celebrates 10 years; Danny Caine named Midwest Bookseller of the Year; Personnel changes at Quail Ridge; Blue Manatee hosts raffle; Wild Rumpus, Published Page, Next Chapter, The Last Bookstore featured in local news.

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11 Sep

Around Indies

Sidekick, Busboys and Poets, Auburn Oil Co. to open; Commonplace Reader, Paper Boat now open; Murphy’s to stay open; Quail Ridge to celebrate 35th; New owners for Linden Tree Books; Jeff and Julie Kinney buy site across from Unlikely Story; Ellen Ourada of Wild Rumpus to retire; Boogie Down to provide books to incarcerated teens; Lexie Bean recipient of Bookshop Santa Cruz Writing Residency; Casa Camino Real, Gramercy, Second Star to the Right host events; Hideaway on list of Utah bookstores; Cornell University newspaper promotes shopping at indies. 

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04 Sep
Bodacious Bookstore & Cafe sign

Around Indies

Jenny Lawson’s Nowhere to open; Bodacious to host grand opening; Phoenix Books Misty Valley becomes Blair Books & More; Vroman’s rebrands, celebrates 125th; Small World celebrates 50th; Wellesley wins Independent Spirit Award; New Dominion named best in Charlottesville; Books Inc. showcases remodel; Three Sisters, Octavia, Bookie’s, Rediscovered, Penn Book Center, Drama Book Shop, McNally Jackson, Books Are Magic, Greenlight, The Lit. Bar, The Bookmark Shoppe, Bluestocking, Mysterious Galaxy, Warwick’s, Longfellow, Sherman’s featured in local news. 

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03 Sep

SIBA Executive Director Wanda Jewell to Retire in 2020

After 30 years with Wanda Jewell at the helm, the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance is searching for a new executive director.

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