Around Indies [5]

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

House of Books [7] in Kent, Connecticut, is under new ownership [8].

Samantha Ladwig and Thom Nienow will take over Writers’ Workshoppe and Imprint Books [9] in Port Townsend, Washington, effective October 1.

Hooray for Books [10] in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia, has reopened after being closed [11] due to flooding.

Square Books [12] in Oxford, Mississippi, will host a 40th anniversary celebration [13] on August 24.

Chapters Books & Gifts [14] in Seward, Nebraska, is celebrating 15 years in business [15] this year.

Bridgeside Books [16] in Waterbury, Vermont, celebrated 10 years in business [17] last week.

A bookseller from Midtown Reader [18] in Tallahassee, Florida, will compete on Jeopardy [19].

Mitch Kaplan of Books & Books [20], which has locations in Florida, talked bookselling with [21]Boca Magazine [21].

The Beacon asked the Silver Unicorn Bookstore [22] in Acton, Massachusetts, for summer reading recommendations [23].

The Frederick News-Post talked summer reading [24] with Curious Iguana [25] in Frederick, Maryland.

A drag storytime [26] hosted at the Midtown Scholar Bookstore [27] in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, was featured by Pennlive.com [28].

Turning the Page [29] in Monroe, Connecticut, was featured in an article called “Former school librarian ‘Turning the Page’ with indie bookstore in Monroe [30].”

Round Table Bookstore [31] in Topeka, Kansas, was featured in an article called “Rossville family hopes to make NOTO bookstore successful with customer relationships, community connections [32].”

KTUL profiled Chris Hardy [33], owner of The Book Exchange & Bible Bookstore [34] in Pryor, Oklahoma.

M. Judson Booksellers & Storytellers [35] in Greenville, South Carolina, was featured in an article on “How a culmination of 3 women’s interests led to downtown Greenville’s specialty store [36].”

Gibson’s Bookstore [37], Toadstool Bookshop [38], White Birch Bookstore [39], Innisfree Bookstore [40], and Water Street Bookstore [41] were featured in an article called “New Hampshire’s independent bookstores turn a new page [42].”

Monkey See Monkey Do Children’s Bookstore [43] in Clarence, New York, was featured in an article on how “The joy of reading comes to life at this Clarence bookstore [44].”

An article on literary Dallas [45] featured Deep Vellum Books [46] and the Wild Detectives [47].

Share your news in Around Indies! E-mail editorial@bookweb.org [48] 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.