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

Paper Boat Booksellers in Seattle, Washington, will hold its grand opening on Saturday, October 5.

Sausalito Books by the Bay in Sausalito, California, is set to open in Book Passage’s former space.

Little City Books in Hoboken, New Jersey, will open a second location in November.

Sidekick Coffee & Books in Iowa City, Iowa, is now open.

Completely Booked in Murrysville, Pennsylvania, opened on September 21 with a Downton Abbey movie celebration.

Workspace company Second Home opened a new bookstore, Libreria, in Los Angeles, California.

Fables Bookshop in Goshen, Indiana, is marking three months in business.

Jane Mead, poet and co-owner of Prairie Lights Books in Iowa City, Iowa, has died at 61.

The Capital Region Minority Supplier Development Council has named Derrick and Ramunda Young, co-founders/owners of Washington, D.C.’s MahoganyBooks, among its 2019 Top 100 Minority Business Enterprises.

Bookmarks in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, named author Charlie Lovett the winner of the 2019 Bookmarks Literary Achievement Award.

Read With Me, A Children’s Book & Art Shop in Raleigh, North Carolina, is partnering with the nonprofit play space and art studio Kid Lab.

New York City indies Book Culture, McNally Jackson, and Shakespeare & Co. were featured in an article called “Once seen as a dying business, city bookstores are gaining ground.” The Jewish Voice also wrote about the topic.

The Seattle Times profiled The Neverending Bookshop in Edmonds, Washington.

McNally Jackson and WORD Bookstores were mentioned in an article titled “MLB Player Pitches for Independent Bookstores.”

Parnassus Books in Nashville, Tennessee, was featured in an article on “What Happens When Amazon Opens Across The Street? A Nashville Bookstore Will Soon Find Out.”

Octavia Books in New Orleans, Louisiana, was featured in an article on “How Octavia Books Keeps Pages Turning During Digital Age.”

Pegasus Books, Moe’s Books, Mrs. Dalloway’s Literary & Garden Arts, and University Press Books were included on a list of the best bookstores in Berkeley, California.    

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