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

Turning the Page opened in Monroe, Connecticut, on June 15.

Semicolon Bookstore and Gallery is now open in Chicago, Illinois.

McNally Jackson will be expanding to New York City’s Seaport District and its new store will include a bar.

The Busboys and Poets restaurant on Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE in Washington, D.C., now features a bookstore section in honor of Charnice Milton, who was killed by a stray bullet in 2015.

Celebrating 35 years in business, Snowbound Books in Marquette, Michigan, was mentioned in the article “Still standing: Independent bookstores offer communities more than books.”

Neighborhood Reads in Washington, Missouri, is celebrating its second anniversary.

Solid State Books in Washington, D.C., is celebrating its first birthday on June 28.

The Bookloft in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, is moving to a new location.

Three Lives & Company reopened after being closed for building maintenance.

Joseph-Beth Booksellers, which has locations in Kentucky and Ohio, has welcomed Randy Egolf as vice president of human resources and Tom Kruse as head of store sales operations.

Bookmarks in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, named Caitlyn Vanorder as the store’s Employee of the Quarter.

Ray Hillenbrand, who opened Mitzi’s Books in Rapid City, South Dakota, has died at 84.

Kira Wizner of Merritt Bookstore in Millbrook, New York, chose titles for WAMC’s Book Picks.

KSMU spoke with Pagination Bookshop co-owner Jennifer Murvin, who opened the store in Springfield, Missouri, in April.

Deep Vellum Books, The Wild Detectives, Interabang Books, and Half Price Books were included on Paper City’s list of Dallas’ best bookstores.

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