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10 Oct
Novel's storefront in Memphis, Tennessee

One Year After Novel Opens, Bookselling Thrives at Laurelwood Shopping Center

“As indie booksellers, we tend to pride ourselves on helping customers not only find what they are looking for, but also being a place of discovery,” said Nicole Yasinsky, Novel’s marketing manager.

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03 Oct

Booksellers Celebrate Banned Books Week 2018

Store windows and booksellers’ social media pages were decked with displays promoting Banned Books Week.

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03 Oct

Around Indies

Wonderland Bookshop to open; Booked opens; Green Apple and Annie Bloom’s celebrate anniversaries; Staff changes at Paulina Springs Books and [words]; Tombolo Books named “Best Bookstore On-the-Go”

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02 Oct
The Writer's Block

The Writer’s Block Brings a Community Space to Anchorage

In what was once a porn shop, the Writer's Block Bookstore and Café blends art, music, literature, and international cuisine with a family-oriented community space.

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26 Sep

Around Indies

Cindy Hulsey of Magic City Books dies at 58; Bookie's New and Used Books celebrates opening of second location; The Next Chapter Cafe to open in Northshire Bookstore's restaurant space; Empire Books to get new name; Second Star to the Right to move; The Learned Owl Bookshop celebrates 50th anniversary; Firestorm Books & Coffee files an appeal against the City of Asheville; and more.

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25 Sep
Logo for Ink Fish Books in Warren, Rhode Island

Ink Fish Books Brings Cookbooks and Culture to Warren, Rhode Island

The new Ink Fish Books, a new and used bookstore in Warren, Rhode Island, specializes in cookbooks and kitchen gear. 

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19 Sep

Around Indies

Bronx River Books opens; Union Ave Books to expand; Wesleyan R.J. Julia Bookstore and Newtonville Books celebrate anniversaries; The Ripped Bodice signs deal with Sony Pictures TV; and more.

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18 Sep
Table at Johns Creek Books & Gifts

Johns Creek Books Offers Carefully Curated Selection

Johns Creek Books and Gifts, a new bookstore in Johns Creek, Georgia, fosters a literary community through book clubs and author events. 

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12 Sep

Around Indies

Sleepy Cat Books is now open; Greenlight Bookstore to open stationery store; Let’s Play Books announces grand reopening; Neverending Bookshop moves; The Golden Notebook to celebrate 40th birthday; Staff changes at The Lift, Joseph-Beth Booksellers, BookBar, and Third Place Books; I AM Books to organize IDEA Boston; Phoenix Books to celebrate National Voter Registration Day; Everyone’s Books donates to Brattleboro Police Department; and more.

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12 Sep
Climate Fiction poster

BookPeople Embraces “Cli-Fi” Movement With Display Promoting Climate Change Fiction

BookPeople’s Christine Havens recently created a highly successful endcap for the store featuring climate change fiction titles like Barbara Kingsolver’s Flight Behavior and Jeff VanderMeer’s Borne.

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05 Sep

Around Indies

Element of Fun Books & Toys opens in New York; Bogan Books to open in Maine; Bronx River Books plans soft opening in New York; Macdonald Book Shop, Abraham Lincoln Bookshop to celebrate milestone anniversaries; Scout and Morgan’s Judith Kissner named MIBA’s Bookseller of the Year; Ivy Bookshop, Greedy Reads, Foggy Pine Books featured by local news; Her Bookshop becomes The Bookshop

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04 Sep
Northshire Bookstore Saratoga Springs

WAMC Radio Program Features ABA CEO Oren Teicher and Bookseller Chris Morrow

On The Roundtable, Teicher and Morrow discussed bookstores as presenting an opportunity to bring a diverse community together in a divided political climate.

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29 Aug

Around Indies

Dotters Books and Madison Books to open this year; Skylark Bookshop and Caprichos Books are now open; Fountain Books and Auntie’s Bookstore celebrate 40th anniversaries; Eight Cousins wins 2018 Independent Spirit Award; Books & Books owner Mitchell Kaplan launches podcast; Avid Bookshop reopens after flood; and more. 

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22 Aug
Ribbon cutting at Narrow Gauge Book Co-op

Around Indies

Book Bungalow, Our Daily Nada plan openings; Narrow Gauge Book Co-op holds ribbon-cutting; Book People, Trident Booksellers reopen; Annie Bloom’s celebrates 40 years; Local news highlights Zenith Bookstore, City of Asylum Books, and New York City stores; Tattered Cover launches membership program

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15 Aug

Around Indies

Bronx River Books to open in New York; Run for Cover coming to San Diego; McNally Jackson heading to LaGuardia Airport; Bookie’s to grow; Johns Creek Books, House of Books and Games open; Learned Owl celebrates 50 years; Books & Books screens film; Byrd’s Books relocating; Local news highlights indie stores.

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About ABA

The American Booksellers Association, a national not-for-profit trade organization, works with booksellers and industry partners to ensure the success and profitability of independently owned book retailers, and to assist in expanding the community of the book.

Independent bookstores act as community anchors; they serve a unique role in promoting the open exchange of ideas, enriching the cultural life of communities, and creating economically vibrant neighborhoods.

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