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    Here’s what’s happening in the world of indie bookstores this week:

    Muddy Water Bookstore is now open in Navasota, Texas.

    The Book Table in Oak Park, Illinois, has opened its new addition.
    The Book Table in Oak Park, Illinois, has opened its new addition.

    MacIntosh Books and Paper owner Rebecca Binkowski has opened a spin-off of her Sanibel Island bookstore called “Mini Mac” in Fort Myers, Florida.

    After raising $50,000, The Book Table in Oak Park, Illinois, opened its new addition. This expansion has increased the size of the store by 50 percent.

    A Book for All Seasons recently moved to a new location in Leavenworth, Washington.

    Busboys and Poets 5th & K location in Washington, D.C., will be moving up the block. The new location will have room for Busboys’ companion bookstore and is scheduled to open in September.

    Empire Books and News in Ashland, Kentucky, has been acquired by Geek Inc.

    Bards Alley in Vienna, Virginia, has joined the 2,000 Libros Donation Campaign with DC Books to Prisons, a project of the Washington Peace Center to send books to undocumented children who have been separated from their families at the border.

    Peoria Magazine named Lit. on Fire Used Books in Peoria, Illinois, the best small business of 2018.

    Hoodline named Quail Ridge Books the best bookstore to visit in Raleigh, North Carolina.

    Hoodline also ranked the five best bookstores in Sacramento, California, with Beers Books making the list.

    Interabang Books is the “hub” of the literary scene in Dallas, according to Texas Highways.

    Indy Reads Books, Kids Ink Children’s Bookstore, and Wild Geese Books were featured on a list of local indie bookstores in Indianapolis.

    Two participants read Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone at Bookshop West Portal.
    Two participants read Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone at Bookshop West Portal.

    MyAJC named Charis Books, A Capella Books, Little Shop of Stories, Eagle Eye Book Shop, and Avid Bookshop as bookstores in Georgia that go the extra mile.

    Bookshop West Portal in San Francisco, California, celebrated the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter’s release. Festivities included a marathon community read of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, trivia quizzes, a photo booth, and crafts.

    Share your news in Around Indies! E-mail editorial@bookweb.org with photos and details of what’s new at your store, whether it’s opening for business, moving to a new location, expanding, changing ownership, hosting a special event, or celebrating a milestone anniversary.