Here’s what’s happening in the world of indie bookstores this week:
Patchouli Joe’s Books & Indulgences will open in Leander, Texas, on August 31.
Fabled Bookshop & Café is now open in Waco, Texas.
DIESEL, A Bookstore will open a new location in San Diego, California, this fall.
Penn Book Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is now under the ownership of Matthew Duques and Diana Bellonby.
Vroman’s Bookstore in Pasadena, California, is celebrating its 125th anniversary this November.
Casa Camino Real Bookstore in Las Cruces, New Mexico, is collaborating with The Border Servant Corps to host Celebrando Las Ámericas: A Family Fiesta. Donations for Libros Para El Viaje/Books for the Journey, an ongoing refugee family book drive, are being accepted.
Forbes mentioned Third Street Books, Hooray for Books!, and The Neverending Bookshop in an article called “How Bookstore Romance Day Impacted Three Independent Bookstores.”
Florida-based Books & Books’ Mitchell Kaplan was featured in an article called “Mitchell Kaplan: Bookstore guru crosses media lines via films, podcasts.”
Queen Anne Book Company in Seattle, Washington, was featured in an article titled “‘The little town bookshop for the town on the hill’: How Queen Anne Book Company encourages its neighborhood to look beyond itself.”
Wild Geese Books in Franklin, Indiana, was mentioned in an article called “A story of community: How one woman’s dream transformed into Franklin’s favorite bookshop.”
Saturn Booksellers in Gaylord, Michigan, hosted author Katherine Reay on Saturday, August 3. During the event, attendees offered words to use as part of a Mad Libs will that the store created for her to mimic the will in her book.
Literati and Nicola’s Books were highlighted on a list of things to do in Ann Arbor, Michigan, before the school year starts.
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