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

Changing Hands Bookstore in Tempe, Arizona, celebrated its 45th anniversary on March 30.

Title Wave Books, which opened in Albuquerque, New Mexico, in 1994, will celebrate its 25th anniversary on Independent Bookstore Day, April 27. Festivities will include two author events as well as an open mic.

BookBub released a list of 51 must-see bookstores across the U.S., which included many ABA member stores.

Uproxx published an article called “Forget One-Click Purchasing And Visit America’s Best Indie Bookstores,” which featured many ABA member stores.

Monterey County Weekly featured River House Books in Carmel, California, as the best bookstore in the county that sells new books. included The Wild Detectives, Deep Vellum Books, and Interabang Books on a list of Dallas-unique indie bookstores.

The Boston Globe profiled Portland, Oregon’s Powell’s City of Books.

Hoodline highlighted the best bookstores in BaltimoreBoston, and Fort Greene, Brooklyn.

Publishers Weekly published an interview with Betty Takeuchi, former owner of San Marino Toy and Book Shoppe, titled “Good Old-Fashioned Bookselling: An Exit Interview with Betty Takeuchi.”

Hub City Bookshop in Spartanburg, South Carolina, was featured in the news after it reunited a child with her stuffed animal.

Bennington Bookshop co-owner Phil Lewis wrote a piece for the Bennington Banner about buying the Vermont bookstore in 2015.

Tom Gerald, who has spent 40 years working at the Book Loft in Solvang, California, is retiring.

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