Around Indies [5]

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

Righton Books [7] has opened on St. Simons Island, Georgia.

Sag Harbor Books [8] in Sag Harbor, New York, is now open.

The Jackson Hole Book Trader [9] in Jackson, Wyoming, has opened sister store Wilson Book Gallery [10] in Wilson.

Righton Books' storefront.
Righton Books' storefront.

Canvasback Books [11]is now open as a pop-up bookstore [11] in the Klamath Falls Farmers Market in Oregon.

Love’s Sweet Arrow [12] will open in Tinley Park [13], Illinois, on June 15.

Bodacious Books and Cafe [14] will open in Pensacola, Florida [15], this summer.

Reads and Company [16] in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, celebrated its grand opening last weekend [17] with Jerry Spinelli as a special guest.

Three Lives & Company [18] has opened a sidewalk shop [19], which will sell new releases, best sellers, and staff favorites, until the storefront is reopened following construction.

Redbery Books [20] in Cable, Wisconsin, has expanded [21].

Pegasus Books [22] in Berkeley, California, is celebrating its 50th anniversary [23] with a series of events taking place from June 11 to June 17.

Book Soup [24] in West Hollywood, California, is celebrating its 44th anniversary [25] this June.

Monkey See, Monkey Do [26] in Clarence, New York, is celebrating its 10th anniversary [27] on June 15th.

The Writer’s Block Bookstore & Cafe [28] in Anchorage, Alaska, is celebrating its first anniversary [29].

River Dog Book Co. [30] in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, is celebrating its first birthday [31] this month.

Noëlle Santos and Justice Sonia Sotomayor
Noëlle Santos and Justice Sonia Sotomayor

The Lit. Bar [32] owner Noëlle Santos managed Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s author signing [33] at the Bronx Book Festival.

Bookends & Beginnings [34] co-owner Nina Barrett talked with WGN Radio podcast The Download on Chicago Business [35] about the Evanston, Illinois, bookstore.

Bookshop Santa Cruz [36] has launched the inaugural year of its Book Group Ambassador Program [37], an all-volunteer reader group dedicated to promoting book group reads to customers year-round.

Tattered Cover Book Store [38] in Denver, Colorado, has launched the Colorado Big Summer Read [39].

Mil Mundos [40] in Brooklyn, New York, “Fights Gentrification with Literature [41],” according to BKReader.

Georgia booksellers Jessica Osborne from E. Shaver [42], Janet Geddis from Avid Bookshop [43], and Frank Reiss from A Cappella Books [44] shared their summer reading recommendations [45] on Georgia Public Broadcasting’s On Second Thought.

The Spokesman-Review cited The Well-Read Moose [46] and Auntie’s Bookstore [47] as independent bookstores enjoying a resurgence in the Spokane area [48].

Paulina Springs Books [49] in Sisters, Oregon, was featured in an article called “Open mic night blossoms in Sisters [50].”

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