Around Indies [4]

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

Reads & Company [6] in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, will be hosting author events in honor of its grand opening [7] on June 7–9.

The UC Santa Cruz college mascot.
The UC Santa Cruz college mascot, Sammy the Slug.

Bookshop Santa Cruz [8] in Santa Cruz, California, opened a store within the store, “The Banana Slug Shop [9],” on Monday, June 3, in partnership with the University of California, Santa Cruz. The store will feature university items and the famous Banana Slug mascot.

Bookends & Beginnings [10] in Evanston, Illinois, is celebrating its 5th birthday [11]. The store was also named “favorite local bookstore [12]” by Apartment Therapy.

Books & Company [13] in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, won the 2019 Independent Bookstore Day [14] Window Contest.

Hannah Fenster and Emily Miller of The Ivy Bookshop [15] in Baltimore, Maryland, created the winning display for the April Indie Playlist book promotion, which supports titles from a variety of independent presses. The win comes with a $500 award.

M and M Bookstore [16] in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, was featured in an article titled “Taking Over a 27-year-old bookstore [17].”

Purple Crow Books [18] was included in a feature of Hillsborough, North Carolina [19], published in Our State.

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