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

The Bookstore in Haines, Alaska, is set to open this month.

Book + Bottle in St. Petersburg, Florida, is now open

McNally Jackson has opened its new location in downtown Brooklyn, New York. 

Bravo’s Book Nook in New York City is now open. A former member of the Book Culture staff has been hired to manage it. 

The Avid Reader in Davis, California, is now under the ownership of Brett and Erin Arnold

Papercuts JP in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, has reopened in a larger space

Copperfield’s Books’ Napa, California, location will move back to the city’s downtown later this summer.

Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café in Asheville, North Carolina, is launching Leaning Chair Press, a publishing arm that will focus on community and regional titles as well as books that hold a specific interest in the store’s history. 

Warwick’s Book Store in La Jolla, California, is partnering with United Way to launch a book drive to help San Diego families

Danny Caine, owner of Raven Book Store in Lawrence, Kansas, has published a book of poetry titled El Dorado Freddy’s (Belt Publishing)

Arya and Purry Jackson, bookstore cats of On the Side Books, were recently inducted into the Feline Historical Society.

Anderson’s Bookshop in Chicago, Illinois, hosted its 18th annual Children’s Literature Breakfast, with special guests Annie Barrows, Raj Haldar, Louis Sachar, Tom Watson, and Christopher Eliopoulos. 

The Lit. Bar was featured in an article called “Cozy up to a book at this Bronx-based black-owned bookstore.”

Sara Luce Look, co-owner of Decatur, Georgia’s Charis Books & More, was featured in a segment on WABE 90.1 FM.

Riverstone Books in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, was featured in an article called “Indie bookstores cater to books and community.”

A Cappella Books in Atlanta, Georgia, was featured in the article “Independent book stores capitalize on human element that internet doesn’t have.”

An event at New Jersey’s Little City Books was covered by the Hoboken Patch.

The Open Door Bookstore and Gift Gallery in Schenectady, New York, recommended titles for WAMC Northeast Public Radio.

Afterwords Books in Edwardsville, Illinois, earned more sales in the last week of February than it had all month after sharing a social media post encouraging community customers to shop

The Bookstore Vagabond, a project led by bookseller Anna Thorn, visited Loyalty Bookstores in Washington, D.C. and Silver Spring, Maryland. Read the write-up in Shelf Awareness.

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