Around Indies [5]

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

Patchouli Joe’s Books & Indulgences [7] will open in Leander, Texas, on August 31.

Fabled Bookshop & Café [8] is now open in Waco, Texas.

McNally Jackson  [9]announced that its new Seaport District location in New York City has soft opened [10].

DIESEL, A Bookstore [11] will open a new location in San Diego, California, this fall.

Katherine Reay posing with the Mad Libs will given to her by Saturn Booksellers.
Katherine Reay posing with the Mad Libs will given to her by Saturn Booksellers.

Greedy Reads [12] in Baltimore, Maryland, will open a second location in the Remington area [13] later this year.

Tattered Cover [14] in Denver, Colorado, will open a new location in Westminster next year [15].

Book & Puppet Co. [16] opened its third location [17] in Easton, Pennsylvania, this month.

Gottwals Books [18] will be moving its Warner Robins, Georgia, flagship store to a larger location [19].

Penn Book Center [20] in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is now under the ownership of Matthew Duques and Diana Bellonby [21].

The Book Worm [22] in Powder Springs, Georgia, has officially begun its transition to a co-op model [23].

Vroman’s Bookstore [24] in Pasadena, California, is celebrating its 125th anniversary this November.

Women and Children First [25] in Chicago, Illinois, celebrated its 40th anniversary [26] on Saturday, August 24.

Square Books [27] in Oxford, Mississippi, is celebrating 40 years this September [28].

The Ivy Bookshop [29] in Baltimore, Maryland, which will move to a new location next spring [30], has announced plans to fully renovate its new space.

Casa Camino Real Bookstore [31] in Las Cruces, New Mexico, is collaborating with The Border Servant Corps to host Celebrando Las Ámericas: A Family Fiesta. Donations for Libros Para El Viaje/Books for the Journey, an ongoing refugee family book drive, are being accepted.

Forbes mentioned Third Street Books [32], Hooray for Books! [33], and The Neverending Bookshop [34] in an article called “How Bookstore Romance Day Impacted Three Independent Bookstores [35].”

Rediscovered Books [36] in Boise, Idaho, was named 2019 Best Book Store [37] by the Idaho Statesman.

Florida-based Books & Books [38]’ Mitchell Kaplan was featured in an article called “Mitchell Kaplan: Bookstore guru crosses media lines via films, podcasts [39].”

Eater [40] featured the café at Lark & Owl Booksellers [41] in Georgetown, Texas.

M. Judson Booksellers & Storytellers [42] in Greenville, South Carolina, was featured in an article about the store’s namesake, Mary Camilla Judson [43].

Queen Anne Book Company [44] in Seattle, Washington, was featured in an article titled “‘The little town bookshop for the town on the hill’: How Queen Anne Book Company encourages its neighborhood to look beyond itself [45].”

Wild Geese Books [46] in Franklin, Indiana, was mentioned in an article called “A story of community: How one woman’s dream transformed into Franklin’s favorite bookshop [47].”

Saturn Booksellers [48] in Gaylord, Michigan, hosted author Katherine Reay on Saturday, August 3. During the event, attendees offered words to use as part of a Mad Libs will that the store created for her to mimic the will in her book. 

Greenlight Bookstore [49], Unabridged Bookstore [50], Left Bank Books [51], The Last Bookstore [52], and Montague Bookmill [53] were named some of the eight coolest bookstores in the United States [54].

Sun Rose Words and Music [55], Words! Bookstore [56], The BookTowne Bookstore [57], and River Road Books [58] were featured on a list of 16 bookstores on the Jersey Shore [59].

BookBar [60] in Denver, Colorado, was featured among the city’s “hidden gem bookstores [61].”

Literati [62] and Nicola’s Books [63] were highlighted on a list of things to do in Ann Arbor, Michigan, before the school year starts [64].

Bookworks [65] in Albuquerque, New Mexico, was featured on a list of three top spots in Albuquerque’s North Valley [66] neighborhood.

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