Around Indies [5]

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

Paper Boat Booksellers [7] in Seattle, Washington, will hold its grand opening on Saturday, October 5.

Sausalito Books by the Bay [8] in Sausalito, California, is set to open in Book Passage’s former space [9].

Little City Books [10] in Hoboken, New Jersey, will open a second location in November.

Sidekick Coffee & Books [11] in Iowa City, Iowa, is now open [12].

Completely Booked [13] in Murrysville, Pennsylvania, opened on September 21 with a Downton Abbey movie celebration.

Workspace company Second Home [14] opened a new bookstore, Libreria [15], in Los Angeles, California.

Fables Bookshop [16] in Goshen, Indiana, is marking three months in business [17].

Jane Mead, poet and co-owner of Prairie Lights Books [18] in Iowa City, Iowa, has died at 61 [19].

The Capital Region Minority Supplier Development Council has named Derrick and Ramunda Young, co-founders/owners of Washington, D.C.’s MahoganyBooks [20], among its 2019 Top 100 Minority Business Enterprises [21].

Bookmarks [22] in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, named author Charlie Lovett the winner of the 2019 Bookmarks Literary Achievement Award.

Read With Me, A Children’s Book & Art Shop [23] in Raleigh, North Carolina, is partnering with the nonprofit play space and art studio Kid Lab [24].

New York City indies Book Culture [25], McNally Jackson [26], and Shakespeare & Co. [27] were featured in an article called “Once seen as a dying business, city bookstores are gaining ground [28].” The Jewish Voice also wrote about the topic [29].

The Seattle Times [30] profiled The Neverending Bookshop [31] in Edmonds, Washington.

McNally Jackson [26] and WORD Bookstores [32] were mentioned in an article titled “MLB Player Pitches for Independent Bookstores [33].”

Parnassus Books [34] in Nashville, Tennessee, was featured in an article on “What Happens When Amazon Opens Across The Street? A Nashville Bookstore Will Soon Find Out [35].”

Octavia Books [36] in New Orleans, Louisiana, was featured in an article on “How Octavia Books Keeps Pages Turning During Digital Age [37].”

Pegasus Books [38], Moe’s Books [39], Mrs. Dalloway’s Literary & Garden Arts [40], and University Press Books [41] were included on a list of the best bookstores in Berkeley, California [42].    

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