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

Arts & Letters Bookstore is now open in Granbury, Texas.

A new Half Price Books location in Mishawaka, Indiana, held its grand opening last week.

Wishing Tree Books in Spokane, Washington, is set to open later this month.

Odyssey Bookstore is set to open in Ithaca, New York, early next year.

DIESEL, A Bookstore will be returning to Del Mar Highlands Town Center in California.

Moe’s Books in Berkeley, California, celebrated 60 years in business on October 12.

Mrs. Dalloway’s Bookstore in Berkeley, California, celebrated its 15th birthday last week.

A storm in Dallas, Texas, on Sunday, October 20, caused Interabang Booksstorefront to suffer major damage.

27th Letter in Detroit, Michigan, won $100,000 in startup funds to open a storefront in the city through this year’s Comerica Hatch Detroit Contest.

{pages} a bookstore in Manhattan Beach, California, won the Shop MB award as part of the Best of Manhattan Beach Awards.

Muddy Water Bookstore in Navasota, Texas, was nominated for the Independent Small Business of the Year Award.

Raven Book Store in Lawrence, Kansas, wrote a letter to Jeff Bezos.

The Frugal Frigate in Redlands, California, unveiled a new logo.

Patti Smith stopped by Inkwood Books in Haddonfield, New Jersey, for an impromptu signing of her newest book, Year of the Monkey.

Actor Richard Thomas called McNally Jackson in New York City “the very model of a modern major bookstore.”

News Watch 12 spoke with Laura Lowry of Mind Chimes Bookshop in Three Lakes, Wisconsin, in a segment called “New bookstore owner hopes shop will be a place for discovery.”

Magers & Quinn was featured in a guide to shopping in uptown Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Women & Children First in Chicago, Illinois, was featured in a news segment on ABC7 Chicago titled “Andersonville community takes stand against anti-transgender stickers targeting Women & Children’s First Bookstore.”

2 Dandelion Bookshop co-owners Jeanne Blazo and Jeri Kay Thomas were profiled in the article “‘Best Friends’ Open Bookshop in Downtown Brighton.

Politics and Prose, Duende District, Loyalty Bookstore were featured on a list of five Washington, D.C, bookstores with hilarious Twitter accounts.

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