Around Indies [4]

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

Turning the Page [6] opened in Monroe [7], Connecticut, on June 15.

Semicolon Bookstore and Gallery [8] is now open in Chicago, Illinois [9].

McNally Jackson [10] will be expanding to New York City’s Seaport District [11] and its new store will include a bar.

The Busboys and Poets [12] restaurant on Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE in Washington, D.C., now features a bookstore section in honor of Charnice Milton [13], who was killed by a stray bullet in 2015.

Celebrating 35 years in business, Snowbound Books [14] in Marquette, Michigan, was mentioned in the article “Still standing: Independent bookstores offer communities more than books [15].”

Neighborhood Reads [16] in Washington, Missouri, is celebrating its second anniversary [17].

Solid State Books [18] in Washington, D.C., is celebrating its first birthday on June 28.

The Bookloft [19] in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, is moving to a new location [20].

Three Lives & Company [21] reopened after being closed [22] for building maintenance.

Joseph-Beth Booksellers [23], which has locations in Kentucky and Ohio, has welcomed Randy Egolf as vice president of human resources and Tom Kruse as head of store sales operations.

Bookmarks [24] in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, named Caitlyn Vanorder as the store’s Employee of the Quarter [25].

Ray Hillenbrand, who opened Mitzi’s Books [26] in Rapid City, South Dakota, has died at 84 [27].

Kira Wizner of Merritt Bookstore [28] in Millbrook, New York, chose titles for WAMC’s Book Picks [29].

KSMU [30] spoke with Pagination Bookshop [31] co-owner Jennifer Murvin, who opened the store in Springfield, Missouri, in April.

Deep Vellum Books [32], The Wild Detectives [33], Interabang Books [34], and Half Price Books [35] were included on Paper City [36]’s list of Dallas’ best bookstores.

Share your news in Around Indies! E-mail editorial@bookweb.org [37] 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.