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

The ribbon-cutting at 2 Dandelions Bookshop
The ribbon-cutting at 2 Dandelions Bookshop

2 Dandelions Bookshop is now open in Brighton, Michigan.

Storied Owl Books in St. Paul, Minnesota, hosted its grand opening on September 28.

Thank You Books in Birmingham, Alabama, is set to open this month in Crestwood Village.

Excelsior Bay Books in Excelsior, Minnesota, is under new ownership.

Joseph-Beth Booksellers will host the grand reopening of its Lexington Green location on October 17.

The Bookman in Grand Haven, Michigan, is celebrating 45 years of business.

Madison Street Books in Chicago, Illinois, was featured in an article called “Book Store Veterans Team Up to Bring Community-Focused Madison Street Books to Booming West Loop.”

The Opelika-Auburn News profiled the soon-to-open Auburn Oil Company Booksellers in Auburn, Alabama.

Darryl Peck of Righton Bookshop on St. Simons Island, Georgia, was interviewed by The Brunswick News.

The Neverending Bookshop in Edmonds, Washington, was featured in an article called “Perrinville bookshop focuses on building community of readers.”

North Country Public Radio talked to The Book Nook in Saranac Lake, New York.

NeverMore Books in Beaufort, North Carolina, was the subject of the article “Hurricane prep broke a Beaufort bookshop’s window. Luckily, the owner had a spooky solution.”

John Grisham
John Grisham at New Dominion Bookshop

John Grisham stopped by New Dominion Bookshop in Charlottesville, Virginia, to sign copies of his new legal thriller, The Guardians (Doubleday).

Subterranean Books in St. Louis, Missouri, won the June Indie Playlist display contest.

Towne Book Center in Collegeville, Pennsylvania, has welcomed Drew Mondry as a managing partner.

Clancey D’Isa has been promoted to marketing director for the Seminary Co-op Bookstore and 57th Street Books.

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