Around Indies [5]

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

Ferguson Books [7] in Grand Forks, North Dakota, will host the grand opening [8] for its second location, in Bismarck, on Saturday, November 10. “We have had a wonderful response from both downtown leaders and book customers from the Bismarck/Mandan area and, quite frankly, have been asked to locate here for many years,” said co-owner Dane Ferguson in an announcement on Facebook [9].

Harvey’s Tales [10] is now open in Geneva, Illinois. Its grand opening [11] was held on October 13 and featured live music.

Turn the Page [12] in Westfield, Indiana, is now open [13].

The Book Bungalow [14] opened in St. George [15], Utah, on September 26; a grand opening celebration featuring a ribbon-cutting ceremony, ice cream, giveaways, and a puppet show will be held on October 19.

The Country Bookshop [16] in Southern Pines, North Carolina, is marking 65 years [17] in business this year.

Third Place Books [18] in Seattle, Washington, will celebrate its 20th birthday [19] the first weekend in November with comedian and writer Abbi Jacobson.

Lexi Beach of Astoria Bookshop [20] in Queens, New York, penned a Twitter thread [21] about supporting indie bookstores that was covered by Electric Lit [22].

Decorations for the 6th Annual Harrisburg Book Festival, hosted by the Midtown Scholar Bookstore.
Decorations for the 6th Annual Harrisburg Book Festival, hosted by the Midtown Scholar Bookstore.

Susan Richmond of Inklings Bookshop [23] in Yakima, Washington, talked with the Yakima Herald [24] about what it’s like to run an indie bookstore.

The Midtown Scholar Bookstore [25] hosted the 6th Annual Harrisburg Book Festival [26] last weekend.

Architectural Digest featured a list of “The Most Beautiful Independent Store in Every State in America [27],” which included Oxford Exchange [28] in Tampa, Florida; The Last Bookstore [29] in Los Angeles; Wild Rumpus [30] in Minneapolis; Square Books [31] in Oxford, Mississippi; and Fact & Fiction [32] in Missoula, Montana.

Hoodline named The Tattered Cover [33], BookBar [34], and City Stacks Books and Coffee [35] as top bookstores in Denver [36], Colorado, as well as Harvard Book Store [37], the MIT Press Bookstore [38], and Porter Square Books [39] as the best bookstores in Cambridge [40], Massachusetts.

Share your news in Around Indies! E-mail editorial@bookweb.org [41] with photos and details of what’s new at your store, whether it’s opening for business, moving to a new location, expanding, changing ownership, hosting a special event, or celebrating a milestone anniversary.