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

Madison Books is now open in Seattle, Washington.

The Lit. Bar has opened in the Bronx, New York.

GoGo Books, a new mobile bookstore in Newark, Delaware, has hit the road.

Susie Temple, owner of Jackson Hole Book Trader in Jackson, Wyoming, is planning to open Wilson Book Gallery, a pop-up bookstore in the Westbank Center.

Off the Beaten Path Bookstore in Lakewood, New York, celebrated its 10-year anniversary on Independent Bookstore Day, April 27.

The Wall Street Journal published a piece on A Capella Books in Atlanta, Georgia, titled “One Bookstore Finds the Secret to Succeeding in the Amazon Age.”

Boston College newspaper The Heights profiled a number of local bookstores, including Harvard Book Store, Brookline Booksmith, Trident Booksellers, and Newtonville Books.

MahoganyBooks owners Derrick and Ramunda Young were featured on Steve Harvey TV in a segment titled “Bringing Black Literature to the Public.”

In celebration of Children’s Book Week, Second Star to the Right in Denver, Colorado, will be hosting local and bestselling children’s authors for daily story times at its new location on South Pearl Street.

New indie bookstore Storied Owl Books in St. Paul, Minnesota, will pair books with candy.

The Argonaut called BookPeople of Moscow in Idaho a “Main Street staple.”

The Harvard Press profiled Silver Unicorn Bookstore in an article titled “Silver Unicorn Bookstore: Something for Everyone, 0 to 100.”

Left Bank Books in St. Louis, Missouri, was called the “oldest radical bookstore” by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Blue Cypress Books and Garden District Book Shop were included on Hoodline’s list of the five best bookstores in New Orleans; Our Daily Nada is one of its top three bookstores in Kansas City.

The Maroon, Loyola University’s student-run newspaper, included Garden District Book Shop in its article on how “Readers are shelving their Kindles in favor of local bookstores.” included Bookworks on a list of the three best bookstores in Albuquerque.  

Buzzfeed ran a list of eight author-owned bookstores, all of which are ABA member stores. published a list of thriving independent bookstores in New Jersey, which included many member stores. 

ABA member stores were included on Newsweek’s list of the seven best bookstores in New York City.

The Oprah Magazine published a list of 20 stores to visit on Independent Bookstore Day, which included many member stores.

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