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09 Aug
Jackson Brown at Eagle Eye Books

The Furry Faces of Bookselling: Volume III

Indie bookstores are home to an array of cute and cuddly animals that roam the aisles and snooze in the stacks.

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08 Aug

Around Indies

Muddy Water Bookstore opens; MacIntosh Books and Paper opens spin-off location; The Book Table expands; A Book for All Seasons, Busboys and Poets 5th & K relocate; Lit. on Fire Used Books named best small business in Peoria; and more.

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08 Aug

Bookshop Santa Cruz Puts the Focus on Women Entrepreneurs

The California store dedicated the month of July to highlighting women in the workplace, with a specific focus on the unique leadership and community-building strength of women business owners.

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07 Aug

Lemmy the Llamacorn Travels to Bookstores Nationwide

“Lemmy is an avid reader,” according to Scholastic’s Nikki Mutch, who told BTW about Lemmy’s adventures. “If you leave him in the store overnight, you might find a pile of books next to a comfy chair the next morning.”

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07 Aug

BrocheAroe Fabian on Opening River Dog Book Co.

BrocheAroe Fabian, owner of River Dog Book Co., discussed bookselling, bookmobiles, and book clubs with Bookselling This Week

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01 Aug
Typewriter at Battenkill Books

Around Indies

Prologue Bookshop to open this fall; Northshire Bookstore celebrates anniversary; Bookshop Santa Cruz launches organization for women entrepreneurs; Bookie’s, Battenkill Books win display contests; Mercer Street Books, Left Bank Book Collective among top five Seattle used bookstores; and more.

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25 Jul

ABA Diversity Task Force Recommends Resources for Booksellers to Help Separated Children

Bookselling This Week has compiled a list of legal aid and charitable organizations where booksellers can donate money to help children separated from their families at the U.S./Mexico border.

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24 Jul

Around Indies

Bookish to host grand opening; Itinerant Literate, Solid State host opening celebrations; EyeSeeMe Children’s Bookstore featured on public radio; Wild Rumpus appears on list of five top local spots; Liberty Bay Books hosts Sisters in Crime authors

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24 Jul

White Birch Books Leads Video Shelf-Talker Challenge #IndieYoureNext

Nichole Cousins of White Birch Books in North Conway, New Hampshire, has helped establish the #IndieYoureNext community on social media, which encourages booksellers to post short video book reviews and then tag others to do the same.

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24 Jul

SubText Books Provides Voter Registration Forms In-Store

SubText Books in St. Paul, Minnesota, is offering members of the Ramsey County community a chance to register to vote in-store. 

 
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18 Jul

Around Indies

Opening receptions for Finley’s Fiction, That Book Store, and The Brain Lair; New owners for Canterbury Book Store; Bards Alley celebrates first year; Books & Books event features indie publishers; Scout & Morgan celebrates Find Waldo Local; and more.

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17 Jul
A photo of Dundee Book Company, a small mobile bookstore.

Dundee Book Company: A Year on the Road in Omaha

Ted Wheeler shared the ways that Dundee Book Company, a mobile bookstore cart he owns with his wife, Nicole Wheeler, is impacting his neighborhood in Omaha. 

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11 Jul

Around Indies

That Book Store to open in Connecticut; Skylark Bookshop to open in Missouri; Bookbrokers & Kramer’s Café opens in Michigan; Haunted Bookshop, Sly Fox, Zenith, and Bookmarks celebrate anniversaries; local news profiles indies across the country; and more.

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10 Jul

Bookstore Owner Authors “The Leopold and Loeb Files”

In the forthcoming The Leopold and Loeb Files: An Intimate Look at One of America’s Most Infamous Crimes, Bookends & Beginnings’ Nina Barrett offers an analysis of primary sources from the 1924 murder case.

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27 Jun

Around Indies

Biblio-Tech Café opens; Split Rock Books owners talk about the experience of opening a bookstore; Carmichael’s expands; Riffraff’s bookstore/bar business model featured; DIESEL co-owner shares summer reading picks with All Things Considered; The Book Stall launches comedy series

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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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