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Inside Morland Books.

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

Morland Books opened on Small Business Saturday in Lambertville, New Jersey.

Bravo’s Book Nook is now open in the lobby of the Off-Broadway Player’s Theater in New York City.

Still North Books & Bar in Hanover, New Hampshire, will host its soft opening this week.

Matt Berger and Jenni Marchisotta have purchased Mysterious Galaxy and will move its location to San Diego’s Midway District.

Papercuts J.P. in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, plans to move to a larger location next year.

Inkwood Books in East Haddonfield, New Jersey, is set to move to a larger space next year.

Word After Word in Truckee, California, plans to move this spring.

The Associated Press reported that indie booksellers are persevering despite Amazon and rising costs. The article featured quotes from Pete Mulvihill of Green Apple Books, Christine Onorati of WORD Bookstores, Chris Morrow of Northshire Bookstore, Jenny Cohen of Waucoma Bookstore, and Bradley Graham of Politics and Prose.

Sandpiper Books in Torrance, California, was awarded Best Bookstore in Best of Torrance 2019. The store is also collecting blankets for the homeless in the community.

Atlanta Magazine named FoxTale Book Shoppe in Woodstock, Georgia, “Best Neighborhood Bookstore” for the second time.

Volumes Bookstore in Chicago was featured in an article called “Are bookstores back?

Norwich Bookstore was featured in an article called “Norwich Bookstore’s query brings a children’s classic back into print.”

WGN Radio reported that Anderson’s Bookshop in Illinois “has found success as a local, independent bookstore and pillar of the community.”

Booksellers at McNally Jackson in New York City have voted to unionize.

Gibson’s Bookstore in Concord, New Hampshire, was featured in an article called “For your gift list: Books with a New Hampshire accent.”

Nowhere Bookshop owner Jenny Lawson has asked San Antonians to help her choose books for the store.

People’s Books & Culture in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was featured in an article called “Get books delivered by bike to your door.”

Alabama’s Page and Palette and The Haunted Book Shop offered up some bookish gift ideas.

Green Apple Books in San Francisco, California, was featured in an article called “Our World in Brief.”

The Wild Detectives in Dallas, Texas, was featured in an article called “Wild Detectives pokes fun at book nerds in new book ‘Reading Quirks’

27th Letter Books in Detroit, Michigan, appeared in the news segment “Inside an Adorable Pop-Up Bookshop on Detroit’s East Side, 27th Letter Books.”

WFUV talked with Otto Penzler, owner of New York City’s The Mysterious Bookshop.

Mountain Xpress highlighted a number of indie bookstores in Western North Carolina.

Several booksellers in California recommended books for the Orange County Register.

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