Around Indies [5]

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

Sidekick Coffee & Books [7] is set to open in Iowa City, Iowa, this fall [8].

Palabras Bilingual Bookstore [9] in Phoenix, Arizona, is celebrating its four-year anniversary [10] this month. 

One of Books Inc. [11]’s San Francisco, California, locations has reopened following recent remodeling.

Bookmarks [12] in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, received national recognition in “Book Build: Fostering Connections by Building Collections” by the American Association of School Librarians (AASL).

Half Price Books [13] has been named the exclusive retailer of the 35th Anniversary Edition of Mary Kay on People Management.

Children’s book author/illustrator Carson Ellis is working with Books Are Magic [14] in Brooklyn, New York, to raise money for Everytown for Gun Safety [15]; the store will sell tote bags with an image designed by Ellis that reads “Melt the Guns,” and 100 percent of the proceeds will be donated to Everytown.

Carmichael’s Bookstore [16] in Louisville, Kentucky, was featured in a report by Spectrum News 1 called “Shop Local Movement Helps Area Business See Longstanding Success [17].” featured book picks [18] from The Open Door Bookstore and Gift Gallery [19] in Schenectady, New York.

The Columbian [20]encouraged readers to stop into Vintage Books [21] in Vancouver, Washington, for Bookstore Romance Day.

Weller Book Works [22] in Salt Lake City, Utah, was featured in an article called “Weller Book Works turns 90, after surviving the Depression, fire, the internet and changing tastes [23].”

Westword featured BookBar [24], Tattered Cover Book Store [25], and Boulder Book Store [26] on a list of literary events happening in Denver, Colorado [27].

Book Soup [28], The Last Bookstore [29], Skylight Books [30], and Vroman’s [31] were included on a list of the seven best bookstores in Los Angeles [32], California.

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