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26 Jun

As Wildfires Rage Nearby, Maria’s Bookshop Pulls Together With Community

As a wildfire sweeps through southwestern Colorado, Maria’s Bookshop and Durango’s downtown business district have been receiving public and media support, including a visit from Gov. John Hickenlooper.

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25 Jun

Next Issue of BTW to Arrive July 11

Due to the Fourth of July holiday, Bookselling This Week will be on hiatus next week.

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19 Jun
Miriam Chan, owner of The Lev

Around Indies

The Lev pops up in L.A.; Poetic Justice Books & Arts opens in Florida; Briars & Brambles to open in New York; A New Chapter opens in West Virginia; Solid State, Storybrooke Café, Let’s Play Books grow offerings; Winchester Book Gallery on the move; Violet Valley serves as “a beacon of hope and pride and love”; Staff changes at {pages}; Quail Ridge Books wins local awards; Downtown Books finds success with nonprofit partnerships; Local news profiles Klindt’s

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13 Jun

Around Indies

New branches for Books & Books, Page 158, Hudson Group; Narrow Gauge nears opening; A Room of One’s Own to change hands; Mitchell’s Book Corner, Neighborhood Reads mark anniversaries; Byrd’s Books on the move; The Bookery named best of New Hampshire; Local news looks at indie bookstores in D.C., Salt Lake City, Chicago, and more

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12 Jun

June 19 Opening Scheduled for Politics and Prose’s Union Market Store

Politics and Prose’s second branch location is slated to open June 19 in Washington, D.C.’s Union Market district. The store opened its first branch at The Wharf last fall and expanded its flagship store this year.

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11 Jun
Books & Mortar rainbow flag

Celebrating Pride at Indie Bookstores

Indie booksellers are breaking out the rainbows to mark Pride Month. Here are just a few of the many snapshots of displays and events shared by booksellers on social media.

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11 Jun

BTW to Arrive Next Thursday From Children’s Institute

The next issue of Bookselling This Week will arrive in inboxes on Thursday, June 21, with reports and photos from the sixth ABC Children’s Institute.

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06 Jun

Around Indies

Bay Books holds grand opening; Adventure Bound Books sets opening date; Hooked on Books to mark 20 years; Local TV station profiles Union Ave Books; Booksellers appear on Westworld TV show and Retail Gets Real podcast; Bookmarks names employee of the quarter

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05 Jun
Survey says

A Roundup of Results From BTW’s One Second Survey

Over the last several months, hundreds of readers have responded to Bookselling This Week’s one second survey. Here’s a snapshot of what you had to say about the random things we asked.

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31 May
ABA CEO Oren Teicher presents a commemorative banner at Doylestown Bookshop

Around Indies

Lark & Owl to open in Texas; Booked to open in Illinois; Books Inc. opens new California store; Anniversaries celebrated at Prairie Lights, Doylestown Bookshop, BookBar; MahoganyBooks, Cafe con Libros, Book Larder featured in national publications; Staff changes at BookPeople, R.J. Julia; The Bookstore at Fitger’s, Rediscovered Books take home awards

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23 May

BTW to Arrive Next Friday From BookExpo

The next issue of Bookselling This Week will arrive in inboxes on Friday, June 1, with reports and photos from BookExpo 2018.

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23 May

Around Indies

Split Rock Books, Biblio-Tech Café, Shakespeare & Co. to open in New York; Expansions and renovations for Monkey and Dog Books, Prairie Pages, Brace Books; The Book Barn, the river’s end, BookBar mark anniversaries; Chapters Bookshop owner joins city council; Bustle looks at genre bookstores; Local news highlights stores in Boston, New York City, and Shelbyville, Indiana

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23 May

Three Literary Festivals Premiere Over Single May Weekend

Last weekend marked the launch of the Colorado Children’s Book Festival, the Greensboro Bound Literary Festival, and the Bronx Book Festival.

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16 May

Around Indies

New Orleans bookstores celebrate Independent Bookstore Day; Mysterious Galaxy opens outpost; Bienville Books sold; Elizabeth Jordan named BookPeople CEO; Doylestown Bookshop, Main Street Books mark anniversaries; Village Books gets new café; Vroman’s partners with local magazine; Lonely Planet features top children’s bookstores; Local news highlights bookstores in D.C., the Bronx, Cape Cod, and Albany, New York

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16 May
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Boogie Down Books Brings Borderless Bookselling Brand to the Bronx

Boogie Down Books, a “bookstore without walls” run by former English teacher Rebekah Shoaf, stages pop-up events featuring books for kids and teens at borough schools, businesses, and organizations.

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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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