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

Golden Fig Books is now open in Durham, North Carolina.

VaLinda Miller is opening The Turning Page Bookshop in Goose Creek, South Carolina, on June 1.

Alibi Bookshop is set to open on June 1 in Vallejo Bookstore’s former location in Vallejo, California.

Penn Book Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, will remain open through the summer.

The Green Arcade in San Francisco, California, is celebrating its 10th anniversary.

Changing Hands Bookstore in Phoenix, Arizona, will celebrate its 5th birthday on May 31.

Susan Smelser, owner of The Book Worm in Powder Springs, Georgia, is considering transforming her bookstore into a cooperative owned by shareholders.

Writer’s Block Bookstore in Winter Park, Florida, will be moving to a new location on Park Avenue.

Brookline Booksmith in Brookline, Massachusetts, received Yankee Magazine’s Editor’s Choice Award for Best Bookstore 2019.

Amanda Conner, kids’ book manager at Joseph-Beth Booksellers in Lexington, has been asked to judge on the Kentucky Bluegrass Award (KBA) committee for the picture book category.

Rediscovered Books in Boise, Idaho, won Best Bookstore in Boise Weekly’s Best of Boise 2019 series.

Bookmarks in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, named Em Jackson as Employee of the Quarter for the last quarter of 2018.

303 Magazine included BookBar in its “Master Guide to 100+ Denver Patios.”

Noelle Santos, owner of The Lit. Bar in the Bronx, New York, was profiled by Elle.

Bookends & Beginnings in Evanston, Illinois, was covered by Forbes in an article called “Why This Chicago Area Independent Bookstore Has a Depression Section.”

AMNY.com covered Mil Mundos Books in an article titled “Bilingual bookstore, Mil Mundos, opens in Brooklyn with focus on black and Latinx heritage.”

Roundabout Bookstore in Bend, Colorado, is bringing books to Colorado youth.

Classic Lines in Squirrel Hill, Pennsylvania, is looking toward “a very bright future,” according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Well-Read Moose in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, was mentioned in an article called “Well-Read Indeed.”

Independent Bookstore Day was mentioned in an article titled “Lessons All Entrepreneurs Can Learn From the Shop Local Movement.”

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.