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

Bodacious Bookstore & Cafe signJournalist, author, and blogger Jenny Lawson will open Nowhere Bookshop in San Antonio, Texas.

Bodacious Bookstore and Cafe will be hosting its grand opening in Pensacola, Florida, later this month.

The former Phoenix Books Misty Valley in Chester, Vermont, has reopened as Blair Books & More under the ownership of Vicki Thornton.

In addition to celebrating its 125th anniversary in November, Vroman’s Bookstore in Pasadena, California, is rebranding, opening a new wine bar, and implementing a store membership program.

Small World Books in Venice, California, is celebrating its 50th anniversary on September 12.

Wellesley Books in Wellesley, Massachusetts, has won the 2019 Independent Spirit Award, which is sponsored by the Book Publishers Representatives of New England.

New Dominion Bookshop in Charlottesville, Virginia, was named Charlottesville’s Best Independent Bookstore for the sixth year in a row by C-VILLE Weekly.

Books Inc. Laurel Village in San Francisco, California, shared a time-lapse video of its recent remodel.

Three Sisters Books & Gifts in Shelbyville, Indiana, was featured in the news segment “Behind the Business: 3 Sisters Books & Gifts in Shelbyville.”

Bookstore Explorer visited Octavia Books in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Bookie’s New and Used Books in Homewood, Illinois, was highlighted in an article titled “Book-loving kids form Homewood book store’s first book club.”

Rediscovered Books in Boise, Idaho, was profiled in the local news.

Penn Book Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and its new owners were profiled by Philly Mag.

Washington Square News mentioned Drama Book Shop, McNally Jackson, Books Are Magic, Greenlight Bookstore, The Lit. Bar, and The Bookmark Shoppe in an article on how “New York’s Indie Bookstores Survive by Promoting Community, Providing Experience.”

Bluestocking Books, Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore, and Warwick’s were featured on a list of the coolest indies in San Diego.

Longfellow Books and Sherman’s Books and Stationary were featured on a list of the best bookstores in Portland, Maine.

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