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

Otter Lane Book Shop in Anoka, Minnesota, is now open.

Enchanted Chapters, a children’s and YA bookstore with a focus on accessibility for people on the autism spectrum or with other disabilities, held its grand opening in Phoenix, Arizona, last weekend.

High Five Books & Art Always, a children’s bookstore and art studio that share a space, has opened in Florence, Massachusetts.  

Loyalty Bookstores in Washington, D.C., will open a second location, in Silver Spring, Maryland, this weekend.

Seattle’s Elliott Bay Book Company has opened a new location in the Sea-Tac Airport in association with the Hudson Group.

On November 11, the Book Nook in Monroe, Michigan, will mark 50 years in business.

Hearthside Books in Juneau, Alaska, moved to a new location in Merchant’s Wharf.

Page 2 Books in Burien, Washington, has moved to a new location across the street from its previous home.

Left Bank Books in St. Louis, Missouri, was named the best bookstore in the city; the store is also celebrating its 50th anniversary.

Midtown Scholar has just wrapped up hosting the seventh annual Harrisburg Book Festival in Pennsylvania.

Pat Rudebusch, the new owner of Orinda Books in Orinda, California, is set to speak at the general meeting of the American Association of University Women-Orinda Moraga Lafayette Branch on October 15.

The Mysterious Bookshop in New York City was featured in an article called “The secret to The Mysterious Bookshop’s 40-plus years of success.”

Next Page Books, River Lights Bookstore, and Prairie Lights were featured in an article on “Literary Tourism: Eastern Iowa, With Indie Bookstores Galore.”

Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tearoom and Literati Bookstore in Ann Arbor, Michigan, were featured in an article called “To all the bookstores we’ve loved before.”

La Playa Books, Warwick’s, Bluestocking Books, The Book Catapult, Bay Books, Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore, and Run for Cover were featured on a list of the best bookstores in San Diego.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution named Little Shop of StoriesBrave + Kind Bookshop, and The Story Shop among the metro Atlanta bookstores kids will love.

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