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

An interior view of Books on the Pond.
An interior view of Books on the Pond.

Earlier this summer, Books on the Pond, LLC opened in Charlestown, Rhode Island. A virtual tour of the store can be found here.

Lark and Owl Books and Bistro in Georgetown, Texas, will host a grand opening celebration on August 29.

Rediscovered Books in Boise, Idaho, plans to open a second location in downtown Caldwell this fall.

Patchouli Joe’s Books and Indulgences will open in Leander, Texas, this August.

Half Price Books will open a new location in Mishawaka, Indiana, in October.

Cabot St. Books & Cards in Beverly, Massachusetts, is now under the ownership of Meg Wasmer and Julie Karaganis, effective August 1. The store has been renamed Copper Dog Books.

Weller Book Works in Salt Lake City, Utah, is celebrating its 90th anniversary on August 17.

Yellowknife Book Cellar in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories (Canada), celebrated its 40th anniversary earlier this month.

Main Street Books in Orleans, Massachusetts, is celebrating its 15th anniversary this summer.

Effective in October, Jenny Clines is joining the Seminary Co-op Bookstores as operations director.

Between Books 2.0 has moved to a new location on Marsh Road in Arden, Delaware.

Doylestown Bookshop in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, is offering a new subscription service called My Book Box.

Source Booksellers, Pages Bookshop, and the Underground Railroad Reading Station were featured in an article titled “Now would be a good time to visit one of Detroit’s independent bookstores. Here’s a list.”

Carmichael’s Bookstore in Louisville, Kentucky, was featured in an article by The New York Times about its change in ownership.

The Ripped Bodice in Culver City, California, was featured in The Washington Post’s “Where Locals Go” series.

Phoenix Books in Essex Junction, Vermont, won best bookstore in Vermont’s 2019 Seven Daysies.

Source Booksellers in Detroit, Michigan, was featured in an article titled “From Underground Wonders to True Crime, Detroit’s Source Booksellers Highlights Summer Reads.”

Semicolon Bookstore in Chicago, Illinois, was featured in an article called “Beyond Good Books, Semicolon Bookstore Aims for Sense of Community.”

Browseabout Books in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, was featured in an article on “‘My Favorite Book Store in the World’: Browseabout Books Providing Perfect Beach Reads in Rehoboth Since 1975.”

The Wild Detectives in Dallas, Texas, was featured in an article called “This Dallas Bookstore is Actually a Full Bar With Book-Themed Drinks.”

The Book Barn in Niantic, Connecticut, was featured in an article titled “OUT & ABOUT: Book collections grow at The Book Barn in Niantic.”

The Christian Science Monitor talked to Village Square Booksellers in Bellows Falls, Vermont; Malaprops’s Bookstore/Cafe in Asheville, North Carolina; and Trident Booksellers and Café in Boston, Massachusetts, for an article on the thriving of indie bookstores.

Pagination Bookshop in Springfield, Missouri, was featured on a list of five local bookstores in the city.

Several ABA member stores were included on a list of eight great independent bookstores in Tampa Bay.

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