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09 May

Around Indies

New bookstores for Bookie’s, The Center for Fiction; New owners for Canterbury Book Store; Books Are Magic, Mysterious Galaxy celebrate anniversaries; Eight Cousins wins award; Maria’s Bookshop goes on the market; Petition launches to keep Moravian independent; Local news features booksellers from The Reading Bug, Watermark, DIESEL, and Literati; Bookstore roundups feature stores in Atlanta, Pittsburgh, and Columbus

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08 May
Main(e) Point Books logo

Main(e) Point Books to Open This Summer

Main(e) Point Books, slated to open in Islesboro, Maine, this June, will cater to residents and to vacationers from all over the country who flood the island’s beaches every summer.

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02 May
Pressed Bookstore

Around Indies

Pressed opens in Pennsylvania; Prairie Path to open annex; Downtown Book & Toy splits into two stores; Washington Post highlights D.C. bookstores by and for people of color; Prairie Pages gets new owners; DIESEL’s Larkspur store up for sale; [words] owners honored; Dana Brigham to retire from Brookline Booksmith; Books & Books buys Coral Gables building; Local news profiles Main Street Books, The Bookstore Plus, Carroll and Carroll booksellers

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25 Apr

Around Indies

Ownership changes at Antigone Books, Watermark Book Company; Common Language Bookstore sees wave of support; Avid Bookshop owner delivers TEDx Talk; area press highlights indie bookstores in Cleveland, Detroit, Milwaukee, Albuquerque, and Hobart, New York.

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25 Apr

CBS News Airs Segment on Indie Bookstore Growth

CBS This Morning aired a segment earlier this week on the remarkable resurgence of indie bookstores over the past decade, featuring interviews with bookstore owners Becky Anderson and David Sandberg.

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24 Apr
Bookseller Katy at Seminary Co-op on St. Jordi's

Indie Bookstores Celebrate St. Jordi’s Day

On April 23, indie bookstores around the world marked St. Jordi’s Day, a Spanish holiday celebrating the Catalonia region’s patron saint in which people exchange a book and a rose with a loved one.

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18 Apr
Shaking hands with Rob Sanders

Tombolo Books Holds First Major Author Event, for Rob Sanders’ “Pride”

Tombolo Books, now in pop-up form in St. Petersburg, Florida, recently hosted its first book launch, in celebration of Rob Sanders’ new picture book, Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag.

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18 Apr

Around Indies

Busboys and Poets to open in Denver; KiCam Books & Gifts opens in Ohio; Eight Cousins reopens; Fireside Books changes hands; River House Books bought by local businessowners; Staff changes at Harvard Book Store; Rakestraw Books celebrates 45 years; Breakwater Books celebrates renovations; All Things Considered features Literati Bookstore; Maine Public Radio features Blue Hill Books, Print, Longfellow; Ellen Plumb’s gets an Espresso Book Machine; Pegasus Books named best bookstore

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18 Apr

Bay Books to Open in Northern Michigan This May

Retired teacher and culinary professional Tina Greene-Bevington is opening Bay Books, a new general-interest bookstore in Suttons Bay, Michigan, featuring regional author talks and book clubs.

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11 Apr

Around Indies

The Mitten Word to open in Michigan; BookBar featured on Comedy Central show; Bookmarks receives $25K grant for Bookmarks in Schools program; Strand Book Store gets creative in Times Square

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10 Apr
Changing Hands Poetry Month Display

Indie Booksellers Celebrate National Poetry Month

April marks National Poetry Month, and booksellers across the country are sharing snapshots of their favorite books and poems.

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04 Apr

Indie Bookstores Near Amazon Books Locations Report Minimal Repercussions

Bookselling This Week caught up with four ABA member bookstores located near Amazon Books stores to see how their businesses were faring two years after the first location opened in Seattle.

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04 Apr

Around Indies

Our Daily Nada to open in Missouri; The Book Table announces plans to expand; River House Books to change hands; Literati, Queen Anne Book Company celebrate anniversaries; The Booksmith joins forces with Two Sisters; Author Charles Frazier dedicates Varina to bookseller Nancy Olson

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28 Mar

Around Indies

Rediscovered Books buys Rainbow Books; Books N Things reopens as The Tribune; Midtown Reader owner recognized; From My Shelf Books & Gifts to focus on kids; Once Upon a Time hosts news crew for adoption story

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28 Mar

Aesop’s Treasury Draws Readers and Gamers to Farmington, Missouri

Aesop’s Treasury, a new book and game store owned by married couple Vince and Lisa Howard, opened earlier this year in the city of Farmington, Missouri, located about 70 miles from St. Louis.

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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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