Around Indies [4]

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

Voice of America highlighted indie bookstores in an article on “U.S. Independent Bookstores Thriving and Growing [6],” which included a video titled “Finding New Books, Friends at Indie Bookstores [7].”

The Story House [8], a “bookstore on wheels,” has opened a brick-and-mortar storefront [9] within Dawson’s Market in Rockville Town Center, Maryland.

[words] Bookstore [10] held a soft launch event with Harlan Coben to celebrate its new location at the LifeTown Center [11] in Livingston, New Jersey. See this week’s BTW for the full story [12].

Porter Square Books [13] announced plans to open a second location [14], in a new literary center in Boston, Massachusetts.

A new Walls of Books [15] location is slated to open in Cookeville [16], Tennessee.

VaLinda Miller, owner of The Booksmith, a recently closed bookstore in Seneca, South Carolina, plans to open [17] Turning Page Bookshop [18] later this year.

McNally Jackson [19] will open a new location [20] in The Shed at Hudson Yards [21] in New York City.

Vallejo Bookshop in Vallejo, California, will reopen as Alibi Bookshop [22] this June. The store is currently raising money [23] to open.

The Midtown Scholar Bookstore [24] in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, acquired [25] the collection of the Philadelphia bookstore W.H. Allen as well as a new storefront to house the collection.

Alice Hutchinson, owner of Byrd’s Books [26] in Bethel, Connecticut, received the 2019 Bill & Shannon Award for Community Service [27] by the Bethel Democratic Town Committee.

Second Star to the Right Books [28] in Denver, Colorado, won Westword’s Best of Denver 2019 [29] in the Best Kids’ Bookstore category.

USA Today profiled University City, Missouri’s EyeSeeMe [30] in an article titled “EyeSeeMe bookstore teaches children the value of African-American history [31].”

A roundup of indie bookstores in the Philadelphia suburbs [32] included Main Point Books [33] in Wayne, Narberth Bookshop [34] in Narberth, Towne Book Center Wine Bar & Café [35] in Collegeville, and more.

Papercuts J.P. [36] was featured on a list of the five best bookstores in Boston [37].

The Griffin [38], the Canisius College student newspaper, featured Buffalo, New York’s Talking Leaves Books [39].

Women & Children First [40] in Chicago, Illinois, announced that Karlee Nussbaum has joined its staff in the newly created position of outreach and sales liaison.

River Dog Book Co. [41] in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, continues to help collect Spanish-language books for refugees [42].

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