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

Chicago’s NBC News team stopped by Bookends & Beginnings in Evanston to film a segment about how print books aren’t going anywhere anytime soon.

Reporter LeeAnn Trotter with owner Nina Barrett at Bookends & Beginnings in Evanston, Illinois.
Reporter LeeAnn Trotter with owner Nina Barrett at Bookends & Beginnings in Evanston, Illinois.

Kizzy’s Books & More, an online indie retailer, has plans to open a brick-and-mortar store in Orlando, Florida.

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Thomas Kail, Jeffrey Seller, and James Nederlander have purchased the Drama Book Shop in New York City.

Ed and Ann Berlin have transferred ownership of the Ivy Bookshop to their business partner, Emma Snyder.

Greenlight Bookstore in Brooklyn, New York, reported giving a total of $23,704.07 in monetary donations and 4,306 book donations to their local community in 2018.

The Daily Herald reported that “Utah County’s independent bookstores are thriving in the digital age,” including HideAway Books.

OregonLive.com profiled Stephanie Csaszar, owner of Books Around the Corner in Gresham, Oregon.

InnerChildFun.com posted a piece about a book tasting party held at Let’s Play Books! in Emmaus, Pennsylvania.

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.