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

House of Books in Kent, Connecticut, is under new ownership.

Samantha Ladwig and Thom Nienow will take over Writers’ Workshoppe and Imprint Books in Port Townsend, Washington, effective October 1.

Hooray for Books in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia, has reopened after being closed due to flooding.

Square Books in Oxford, Mississippi, will host a 40th anniversary celebration on August 24.

Chapters Books & Gifts in Seward, Nebraska, is celebrating 15 years in business this year.

Bridgeside Books in Waterbury, Vermont, celebrated 10 years in business last week.

A bookseller from Midtown Reader in Tallahassee, Florida, will compete on Jeopardy.

Mitch Kaplan of Books & Books, which has locations in Florida, talked bookselling with Boca Magazine.

The Beacon asked the Silver Unicorn Bookstore in Acton, Massachusetts, for summer reading recommendations.

The Frederick News-Post talked summer reading with Curious Iguana in Frederick, Maryland.

A drag storytime hosted at the Midtown Scholar Bookstore in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, was featured by Pennlive.com.

Turning the Page in Monroe, Connecticut, was featured in an article called “Former school librarian ‘Turning the Page’ with indie bookstore in Monroe.”

Round Table Bookstore in Topeka, Kansas, was featured in an article called “Rossville family hopes to make NOTO bookstore successful with customer relationships, community connections.”

KTUL profiled Chris Hardy, owner of The Book Exchange & Bible Bookstore in Pryor, Oklahoma.

M. Judson Booksellers & Storytellers in Greenville, South Carolina, was featured in an article on “How a culmination of 3 women’s interests led to downtown Greenville’s specialty store.”

Gibson’s Bookstore, Toadstool Bookshop, White Birch Bookstore, Innisfree Bookstore, and Water Street Bookstore were featured in an article called “New Hampshire’s independent bookstores turn a new page.”

Monkey See Monkey Do Children’s Bookstore in Clarence, New York, was featured in an article on how “The joy of reading comes to life at this Clarence bookstore.”

An article on literary Dallas featured Deep Vellum Books and the Wild Detectives.

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