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

The Islander Bookshop is now open in Kodiak, Alaska.

Old Town Books will open in San Angelo, Texas, this month.

New Dominion's "Well-Read Turkey"
New Dominion's "Well-Read Turkey"

Half Price Books has opened a location in Concord, California.

Greedy Reads in Baltimore, Maryland, held a soft opening for its new location.

Napa Bookmine will reopen in the former location of Main Street Books in St. Helena, California, under the name Main Street Bookmine.

Interabang Books in Dallas, Texas, reopened in a new location after its former space was destroyed in a storm last month.

Roebling Point Books & Coffee in Covington, Kentucky, is looking to move to a new location.

Montclair Book Center in Montclair, New Jersey, is celebrating 35 years in business.

Loganberry Books in Shaker Heights, Ohio, is hosting a holiday open house for its 25th anniversary.

Zenith Bookstore in Duluth, Minnesota, will be celebrating Jólabókaflóð, an Icelandic holiday tradition of gifting books, beginning on December 1 with free gift wrapping and complimentary chocolate. The celebration will run through December 24.

Nick Buzanski, formerly general manager and a buyer at Book Culture in Manhattan, has joined Books Are Magic in Brooklyn, New York, as general manager.

Three Lives & Co. in New York City was profiled by the New York Times Style Magazine.

AFK Books & Records in Virginia Beach, Virginia, was featured in the article “Lengthy corporate career leads to indie book and record store in Virginia Beach.”

From My Shelf in Wellsboro, Pennsylvania, was featured in an article called “Huck and Finn: Two Bonded Bookstore Cats With a Lovely Story of Their Own.”

Park Road Books in Charlotte, North Carolina, had its staff dog Yola included in Charlotte Magazine’s 2019 Charlotteans of the Year.

Anderson’s Bookshops’ annual Book Club Open House event looked at popular recent books and anticipated titles for 2020, The Chicago Tribune reported.

Wishing Tree Books in Spokane, Washington, was featured in the article “Janelle Smith’s new kid-centric Wishing Tree Books is the culmination of a dream, and years of work.”

Page 2 Books in Burien, Washington, was included in an article called “After moving ‘about 20 feet,’ Burien’s Page 2 Books is reconnecting with its community.”

Novel Bay Booksellers in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, was featured on the Door County Pulse’s One-on-One podcast.

Milkweed Editions will publish Little Shell (forthcoming in 2021) by Fact & Fiction bookseller Chris La Tray.

New Dominion Bookshop in Charlottesville, Virginia, prepared for Thanksgiving with a “Well-Read Turkey,” handmade by bookseller Jennifer Grover. Booksellers can watch the full tutorial, courtesy of Cheshire Public Library, here. The store also hosted The Virginia Bells, an all-girls a cappella group at the University of Virginia, along with other musical groups as a way to spread good cheer and encourage new customers to stop by.

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