Around Indies [4]

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

Otter Lane Book Shop [6] in Anoka, Minnesota, is now open.

Enchanted Chapters [7], a children’s and YA bookstore with a focus on accessibility for people on the autism spectrum or with other disabilities, held its grand opening in Phoenix, Arizona, last weekend [8].

High Five Books [9] & Art Always [10], a children’s bookstore and art studio that share a space [11], has opened in Florence, Massachusetts.  

Loyalty Bookstores [12] in Washington, D.C., will open a second location, in Silver Spring, Maryland, this weekend.

Seattle’s Elliott Bay Book Company [13] has opened a new location in the Sea-Tac Airport [14] in association with the Hudson Group.

On November 11, the Book Nook [15] in Monroe, Michigan, will mark 50 years in business [16].

Hearthside Books [17] in Juneau, Alaska, moved to a new location [18] in Merchant’s Wharf.

Page 2 Books [19] in Burien, Washington, has moved to a new location [20] across the street from its previous home.

Left Bank Books [21] in St. Louis, Missouri, was named the best bookstore in the city [22]; the store is also celebrating its 50th anniversary [23].

Midtown Scholar [24] has just wrapped up hosting the seventh annual Harrisburg Book Festival in Pennsylvania [25].

Pat Rudebusch, the new owner of Orinda Books [26] in Orinda, California, is set to speak at the general meeting of the American Association of University Women-Orinda Moraga Lafayette Branch [27] on October 15.

The Mysterious Bookshop [28] in New York City was featured in an article called “The secret to The Mysterious Bookshop’s 40-plus years of success [29].”

Next Page Books [30], River Lights Bookstore [31], and Prairie Lights [32] were featured in an article on “Literary Tourism: Eastern Iowa, With Indie Bookstores Galore [33].”

Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tearoom [34] and Literati Bookstore [35] in Ann Arbor, Michigan, were featured in an article called “To all the bookstores we’ve loved before [36].”

La Playa Books [37], Warwick’s [38], Bluestocking Books [39], The Book Catapult [40], Bay Books [41], Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore [42], and Run for Cover [43] were featured on a list of the best bookstores in San Diego [44].

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution [45] named Little Shop of Stories [46]Brave + Kind Bookshop [47], and The Story Shop [48] among the metro Atlanta bookstores kids will love.

Share your news in Around Indies! E-mail editorial@bookweb.org [49] 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.