Around Indies [4]

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

Village Books will open in the Woodlands, Texas, this April [6].

TidePool Press [7] will open TidePool BookShop in Worcester, Massachusetts, this March. 

The Oxford Comma Bookstore [8] in Goodlettsville, Tennessee, plans to host a grand opening celebration in early March [9]

Revolution Books [10] in Berkeley, California, is celebrating its 40th anniversary this week.

Silver Unicorn Bookstore [11] in Acton, Massachusetts, has been named the 2020 Retailer of the Year by the Middlesex West Chamber of Commerce [12]

Todd Ketcham, manager at the Book Cellar [13] in Lake Worth, Florida, received the Nancy Olson Bookseller Award [14].

The Seattle Review of Books spoke with Jessica Hurst [15], the new owner of Mercer Street Books [16] in Seattle, Washington. 

Julia Fleischaker of Greedy Reads [17] in Baltimore, Maryland, was profiled by Baltimore Magazine [18].

Mitchell Kaplan, owner of Florida’s Books & Books [19], was inducted into the Miami-Dade County Public Schools Alumni Hall of Fame [20]

Midtown Reader [21] in Tallahassee, Florida, released a promotional video in collaboration with Copeland Productions [22]

Old Town Books [23] in San Angelo, Texas, was featured in an article called “Children learn ‘Music in Literature’ at local bookstore [24].”

The Phoenix Bookstore [25] in Laredo, Texas, is inviting its community to an adult coloring session [26].

A Drag Queen Story Time at Main Street Books [27] in Lafayette, Indiana, was covered by WLFI [28].

As part of the Melbourne Booksellers in Residence program, Third Place Books [29] in Lake Forest Park, Washington, will host a bookseller from Readings [30] in Melbourne, Australia. 

Member store Our Daily Nada [31] in Kansas City, Missouri, was mentioned in an article called “The Surprising Rise of Local Bookshops Creates New Communities [32].” 

Share your news in Around Indies! Email editorial@bookweb.org [33] 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.