Around Indies [6]

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

Sidekick Coffee & Books [8] in Iowa City, Iowa, will open in mid-September [9].

Busboys and Poets [10], which has locations around Washington, D.C., will open a new, two-story location outside of the city [11].

Lindsay Lackey, author of All the Impossible Things, posing with a special guest tortoise.
Lindsay Lackey, author of All the Impossible Things, posing with a special guest tortoise.

June Wilcox, who co-owns M. Judson Booksellers and Storytellers [12] in Greenville, South Carolina, and Mike Armor will open [13] Auburn Oil Co. Booksellers [14] in Auburn, Alabama, this fall.

Commonplace Reader [15] in Yardley, Pennsylvania, will host its grand opening on September 14 [16].

Paper Boat Booksellers [17] is now open [18] in Seattle, Washington.

Murphy’s Used Books and Media [19] in Kettering, Ohio, has announced it will stay open. [20]

Quail Ridge Books [21] in Raleigh, North Carolina, will celebrate its 35th anniversary this October [22].

Flo Grosskurth and Chris Saccheri are the new owners of [23] Linden Tree Books [24] in Los Altos, California.

Co-owners of Unlikely Story Bookstore & Café [25] Jeff Kinney and his wife, Julie, have purchased a site across the street from their Plainville, Massachusetts, store [26]; for now, it’s going to be used as storage for the bookstore while the two develop long-term plans.

Ellen Ourada of Wild Rumpus [27] in Minneapolis, Minnesota, is set to retire after 17 years [28] with the bookstore.

Hannah Oliver Depp of Loyalty Bookstore [29] in Washington, D.C., wrote an article for the Washington Review of Books titled “We Need Diverse Bookstores [30]!”

Boogie Down Books [31] in the Bronx, New York, has partnered with two organizations to help provide incarcerated teens with books [32].

Actor, writer, and curator Lexie Bean has been selected as a recipient of the Bookshop Santa Cruz Writing Residency [33].

A two-day book fest called “The Book” will be hosted at Casa Camino Real Bookstore [34] in Las Cruces, New Mexico. The event will begin on Friday, October 18. 

Gramercy Books [35] in Bexley, Ohio, is hosting Goosebumps author R.L. Stine for the Friday the 13th weekend [36].

Second Star to the Right [37] in Denver, Colorado, hosted the book launch for Lindsay Lackey’s [38] All the Impossible Things

Hideaway Used Books [39] in American Fork, Utah, was featured on a list of 9 Utah County bookstores [40].

The Cornell University newspaper promoted shopping at indies [41].

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