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

Texian Books in Victoria, Texas, is now open.

Charis Books & More in Atlanta, Georgia, will re-open in a renovated building owned by Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Georgia, on April 1.

Eric Kelley, owner of the Book Den in Santa Barbara, California, will celebrate 40 years of ownership this April.

Boswell Book Company in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is celebrating its 10th anniversary

The Well-Read Moose in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, will mark its fifth year in business in May.

Ellen Plumb’s City Bookstore in Emporia, Kansas, was recognized as the Emporia State University Kansas Small Business Development Center’s Emerging Business of the Year.

Books & Books was covered by The New York Times in an article titled “Putting Literary Miami on the Map.”

E. Shaver, Bookseller in Savannah, Georgia, was showcased as one of “9 inspiring Flannery O’Connor destinations in Georgia.”

Dudley’s Bookshop Cafe in Bend, Oregon, is the first bookstore in the United States to join with 1% for the Planet. As a member, the store is committed to donating 1% of all sales (gross) to approved environmental organizations in its region.

The Book Store in Lompoc, California, gives store credit to students with good grades.

The Book Catapult and Run for Cover Bookstore are among the indie bookstores participating in the third annual Independent Book Store Crawl in San Diego, California.

Teen Vogue profiled The Lit. Bar in an article called "The Lit. Bar Is The Bronx's New Bookstore Putting the Community First."

Classic Lines bookstore in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvana, was profiled in an article titled "Squirrel Hill bookstore unites community."

Hoodline included The Elliott Bay Book Company and Ada’s Technical Books and Cafe on a list of the four best bookstores in Seattle.

Mental Floss published a list of the best bookstores in all 50 states, which included many member stores.

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