Around Indies [5]

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

Amy Mazzariello, who previously owned the now-closed Reader’s Loft, [7]plans to open [8] The Lion’s Mouth [9] in Green Bay, Wisconsin, this October.

Nicole Sullivan of BookBar [10] in Denver, Colorado, will convert a vintage gas station into a community book bank called BookGive Service Station [11].

Charm City Books [12] will open in Baltimore, Maryland, next month [13].

Square Books [14] in Oxford, Mississippi, opened Rare Square Books [15], the store’s fourth location, last week.

Righton Books [16] on St. Simons Island, Georgia, held its grand opening [17] last week.

In Orinda, California, bookseller Pat Rudebusch will be taking over [18] as owner of Orinda Books [19], effective October 1.

Mr. Mopps’ Children’s Books [20] in Berkeley, California, has moved a few doors up the street [21] from its former location.

Greenlight Bookstore [22] in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, is celebrating its 10th anniversary.

Danny Caine, owner of Raven Book Store [23] in Lawrence, Kansas, has won the Midwest Bookseller of the Year Award [24].

Jason Jefferies is now general manager of Quail Ridge Books [25] in Raleigh, North Carolina.

The Blue Manatee Literacy Project [26] in Cincinnati, Ohio, recently held a raffle that included an original piece of artwork by author/illustrator Rosemary Wells [27]. All proceeds went to the organization’s literacy projects.

Wild Rumpus [28] in Minneapolis, Minnesota, was featured in an article called “Sending books from Wild Rumpus to kids at the border [29].”

Published Page Bookshop [30] in Cleburne, Texas, was featured in an article called “Published Page bash on Friday to benefit store [31].”

Next Chapter [32], formerly Common Good Books, in St. Paul, Minnesota, was featured in an article titled “Ballas replaces Keillor as owner of bookstore, renames ‘Next Chapter [33].’”

The Last Bookstore [34] in Los Angeles, California, was featured in the article “This California Bookstore Hidden in an Abandoned Bank Has an Actual Labyrinth in It [35].”

Share your news in Around Indies! E-mail editorial@bookweb.org [36] 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.