Around Indies [5]

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

An interior view of Books on the Pond.
An interior view of Books on the Pond.

Earlier this summer, Books on the Pond, LLC [7] opened in Charlestown, Rhode Island. A virtual tour of the store can be found here [8].

Lark and Owl Books and Bistro [9] in Georgetown, Texas, will host a grand opening celebration [10] on August 29.

Rediscovered Books [11] in Boise, Idaho, plans to open a second location [12] in downtown Caldwell this fall.

Patchouli Joe’s Books and Indulgences [13] will open in Leander, Texas [14], this August.

Half Price Books [15] will open a new location [16] in Mishawaka, Indiana, in October.

Cabot St. Books & Cards in Beverly, Massachusetts, is now under the ownership of Meg Wasmer and Julie Karaganis, effective August 1. The store has been renamed Copper Dog Books [17].

Weller Book Works [18] in Salt Lake City, Utah, is celebrating its 90th anniversary [19] on August 17.

Yellowknife Book Cellar [20] in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories (Canada), celebrated its 40th anniversary [21] earlier this month.

Main Street Books [22] in Orleans, Massachusetts, is celebrating its 15th anniversary this summer.

Effective in October, Jenny Clines is joining the Seminary Co-op Bookstores [23] as operations director.

Between Books 2.0 [24] has moved to a new location on Marsh Road in Arden, Delaware [25].

Doylestown Bookshop [26] in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, is offering a new subscription service [27] called My Book Box.

Source Booksellers [28], Pages Bookshop [29], and the Underground Railroad Reading Station [30] were featured in an article titled “Now would be a good time to visit one of Detroit’s independent bookstores. Here’s a list [31].”

Carmichael’s Bookstore [32] in Louisville, Kentucky, was featured in an article by [33]The New York Times [33] about its change in ownership.

The Ripped Bodice [34] in Culver City, California, was featured in The Washington Post’s “Where Locals Go [35]” series.

Phoenix Books [36] in Essex Junction, Vermont, won best bookstore in Vermont’s 2019 Seven Daysies [37].

Source Booksellers [28] in Detroit, Michigan, was featured in an article titled “From Underground Wonders to True Crime, Detroit’s Source Booksellers Highlights Summer Reads [38].”

Semicolon Bookstore [39] in Chicago, Illinois, was featured in an article called “Beyond Good Books, Semicolon Bookstore Aims for Sense of Community [40].”

Browseabout Books [41] in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, was featured in an article on “‘My Favorite Book Store in the World’: Browseabout Books Providing Perfect Beach Reads in Rehoboth Since 1975 [42].”

The Wild Detectives [43] in Dallas, Texas, was featured in an article called “This Dallas Bookstore is Actually a Full Bar With Book-Themed Drinks [44].”

The Book Barn [45] in Niantic, Connecticut, was featured in an article titled “OUT & ABOUT: Book collections grow at The Book Barn in Niantic [46].”

The Christian Science Monitor [47] talked to Village Square Booksellers [48] in Bellows Falls, Vermont; Malaprops’s Bookstore/Cafe [49] in Asheville, North Carolina; and Trident Booksellers and Café [50] in Boston, Massachusetts, for an article on the thriving of indie bookstores.

Pagination Bookshop [51] in Springfield, Missouri, was featured on a list of five local bookstores [52] in the city.

Several ABA member stores were included on a list of eight great independent bookstores [53] in Tampa Bay.

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