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

Amy Mazzariello, who previously owned the now-closed Reader’s Loft, plans to open The Lion’s Mouth in Green Bay, Wisconsin, this October.

Nicole Sullivan of BookBar in Denver, Colorado, will convert a vintage gas station into a community book bank called BookGive Service Station.

Charm City Books will open in Baltimore, Maryland, next month.

Square Books in Oxford, Mississippi, opened Rare Square Books, the store’s fourth location, last week.

Righton Books on St. Simons Island, Georgia, held its grand opening last week.

In Orinda, California, bookseller Pat Rudebusch will be taking over as owner of Orinda Books, effective October 1.

Mr. Mopps’ Children’s Books in Berkeley, California, has moved a few doors up the street from its former location.

Greenlight Bookstore in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, is celebrating its 10th anniversary.

Danny Caine, owner of Raven Book Store in Lawrence, Kansas, has won the Midwest Bookseller of the Year Award.

Jason Jefferies is now general manager of Quail Ridge Books in Raleigh, North Carolina.

The Blue Manatee Literacy Project in Cincinnati, Ohio, recently held a raffle that included an original piece of artwork by author/illustrator Rosemary Wells. All proceeds went to the organization’s literacy projects.

Wild Rumpus in Minneapolis, Minnesota, was featured in an article called “Sending books from Wild Rumpus to kids at the border.”

Published Page Bookshop in Cleburne, Texas, was featured in an article called “Published Page bash on Friday to benefit store.”

Next Chapter, formerly Common Good Books, in St. Paul, Minnesota, was featured in an article titled “Ballas replaces Keillor as owner of bookstore, renames ‘Next Chapter.’”

The Last Bookstore in Los Angeles, California, was featured in the article “This California Bookstore Hidden in an Abandoned Bank Has an Actual Labyrinth in It.”

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