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

Reads & Company in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, will be hosting author events in honor of its grand opening on June 7–9.

The UC Santa Cruz college mascot.
The UC Santa Cruz college mascot, Sammy the Slug.

Bookshop Santa Cruz in Santa Cruz, California, opened a store within the store, “The Banana Slug Shop,” on Monday, June 3, in partnership with the University of California, Santa Cruz. The store will feature university items and the famous Banana Slug mascot.

Bookends & Beginnings in Evanston, Illinois, is celebrating its 5th birthday. The store was also named “favorite local bookstore” by Apartment Therapy.

Books & Company in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, won the 2019 Independent Bookstore Day Window Contest.

Hannah Fenster and Emily Miller of The Ivy Bookshop in Baltimore, Maryland, created the winning display for the April Indie Playlist book promotion, which supports titles from a variety of independent presses. The win comes with a $500 award.

M and M Bookstore in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, was featured in an article titled “Taking Over a 27-year-old bookstore.”

Purple Crow Books was included in a feature of Hillsborough, North Carolina, published in Our State.

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.