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27 Mar

Source Booksellers Hosts BBC’s World Book Café Radio Program

Source Booksellers in Detroit played host to a panel this month on the literary life of the city as part of the BBC’s World Book Café radio series.

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27 Mar
Eagle Eye Books spring display

Indie Booksellers Start Thinking Spring

With spring finally upon us, indie booksellers are sharing snapshots of festive book displays, Easter-themed gifts, clever sandwich boards, and more.

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21 Mar

Around Indies

Unbound Books to open in Missouri; Island Books marks 25 years; Dog Ear Books, Gottwals Books recognized; One More Page hosts teen book festival

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21 Mar
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New Indie Bookstore Coming to Erie, Pennsylvania

“I really want it to be a special place for the community, where they can get a unique and pleasant shopping experience that they can’t get online,” said Tracey Bowes, who will open Pressed in April.

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14 Mar

Around Indies

The Book Haus to open in Texas; Adventure Bound Books coming to North Carolina; Shakespeare & Co. to open three new stores; New owners for Off the Beaten Path; Serena Longo named Harvard Book Store marketing and events manager

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13 Mar
Porter Square Books

Porter Square Books Owners Enter Succession Agreement With Employees

David Sandberg and Dina Mardell will sell 50 percent of the store’s equity to a management group of nine; the employees will use their share of the store’s profits to repay the money over a 10-year period.

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07 Mar

Around Indies

Silver Unicorn Bookstore to open in Massachusetts; New stores for Walls of Books, Half Price Books; Politics & Prose flagship expands; Red Hen Bookshop marks second anniversary; Bookends & Beginnings wins fight against developer

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06 Mar

New Children’s Bookstore Plans Summer Opening in Illinois

Former private school teacher Chelsea Elward will open a new children’s bookstore in Evanston, Illinois, this summer, to be called Booked.

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05 Mar
Flintridge Books Women's History Month display

Celebrating Women’s History Month at Indie Bookstores

Indie booksellers are kicking off Women’s History Month with in-store displays and social media posts celebrating the strength of women worldwide. Here are just a few of the many snapshots shared by booksellers.

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28 Feb

Around Indies

The Bookery pops up in Manchester; Elliott Bay to open shop at Sea-Tac; Greedy Reads opens in Baltimore; The Regulator Bookshop changes hands; New owner for Burlingham Books; The Book Den celebrates 85 years; UConn Co-op assets fund two endowments

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28 Feb

Once a Mobile Bookshop, Maggie Mae’s Opens Bricks-and-Mortar Store

Shoshonna Roberts opened Maggie Mae’s Kids Bookshop in Gresham, Oregon, last week, transforming the once strictly mobile business into a physical storefront.

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21 Feb

Around Indies

The Book House opens in New Jersey; New owner for Brace Books & More; Bank Street Book Nook changes hands; Bright Side Bookshop marks first anniversary; Battle Creek Books plans name, location change; [words] recognized for autism efforts; Bookshop Santa Cruz launches Women’s Voices program

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21 Feb

Children’s Librarian to Open The Brain Lair Bookstore

This November, school librarian Kathy Burnette plans to open The Brain Lair Bookstore in South Bend, Indiana, selling a selection of diverse and inclusive books for children and young adults.

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14 Feb
Story & Song

Around Indies

Story & Song opens on Florida’s Amelia Island; Midtown Reader welcomes Lucy & Leo’s Cupcakery; Book Shop of Beverly Farms notches 50 years of bookselling; Lift Bridge Book Shop shifts ownership; One More Page Books’ teen book festival returning 

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07 Feb

Around Indies

Sassafras on Sutton sets February 17 opening date; MahoganyBooks to host day of events for grand opening; Violet Valley celebrates grand opening in Mississippi; Second Star to the Right plans larger store; Wisconsin town seeks indie bookstore; McIntyre’s hosts children’s book festival

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