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07 Feb
That Book Store's Belle and Karen Opper.

That Book Store Coming to Connecticut’s Capitol Region

Karen Opper, a book blogger, Army veteran, and nurse, is making plans to open That Book Store in the southern suburbs of Hartford this summer.

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31 Jan
Arlene Lynes

“Groundhog Day” Movie Connection Drives Tourists to Bookstore

Read Between the Lynes bookstore is ready for a busy Groundhog Day holiday weekend thanks to the 1993 Bill Murray movie filmed in its town, Woodstock, Illinois.

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31 Jan

Around Indies

McNally Jackson expands into Brooklyn; Cover to Cover reopens under new ownership; Books N Things gets new owner, new name; Scuppernong Books to host anniversary party; Monkey See, Monkey Do named local small business of the year; Northshire Bookstore providing more scholarships after donations

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25 Jan
Cafe Con Libros

Around Indies

Café Con Libros opens in Brooklyn; Alaska bookstores in the news; SIBA newsletter column features Malaprop’s bookseller

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17 Jan
Get Lit. is a new bookstore.

Around Indies

Indie bookstore Get Lit. opens in Arizona; Half Price Books plans new store for Kansas; Duende District adds pop-up shop; Employees taking over Virginia’s Book People as owner retires; New owners settling in at Bookstore of Glen Ellyn; Bridge Street Books to become nonprofit; Politics and Prose owners named Washingtonians of the Year; New general manager named at Harvard Book Store; Avid Bookshop’s Janet Geddis tapped for TEDx Talk

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10 Jan

Around Indies

The Literary opens in Vermont; Greedy Reads sets opening date; Ernest & Hadley marks first year; Bridgeside Books merging with home store; Ripped Bodice serves as set for TV show; Phoenix Books bans plastic bags

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10 Jan

Memphis Area Bookstores Ready to Welcome Wi13 Attendees

Booksellers heading to Winter Institute should plan to tour some of the great local indie bookstores of Memphis. In the meantime, get familiar with the city through these book recommendations from local booksellers.

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08 Jan

Former Malaprop’s Events Coordinator Opens Pop-Up Shop to Pave Way for New Store

Alsace Walentine’s 120-square-foot pop-up shop in St. Petersburg, Florida’s Edge District features 200 titles as well as literary tattoos, bookmarks, notebooks, pencils, and more.

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03 Jan
Brilliant Books

Around Indies

Brilliant Books marks 10 years in business; Midtown Reader plans expansion; Scrawl Books, Brilliant Moon, Bob’s Beach on the move; Northshire starts college scholarship; Left Bank receives Missouri Jobs With Justice award; Sheridan Stationery named Best of the West

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20 Dec
The Jackson Hole Book Trader

Around Indies

Jackson Hole Book Trader reopens with new owner, new look; Longtime indie in Blytheville gets new name, owners; Lake Worth’s Book Cellar opens café and wine bar; McIntyre’s Books to host children’s book festival

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13 Dec

Bike-Riding Book Peddler Takes on New Orleans

Veronica Brooks-Sigler is putting a new spin on the bookmobile while she saves up for a bricks-and-mortar store in her home state of Connecticut.

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13 Dec

Around Indies

New York City’s Book Culture opens fourth store; Ohio’s Gramercy Books celebrates first anniversary; Byrd’s Books celebrates sixth birthday with baking bash; New leaders for The Bookstore as longtime owner sets retirement date; M. Judson Booksellers & Storytellers launches traveling book club; Llama Llama comes to life at McIntyre’s Books

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13 Dec
Black Bird Books

Welcome to ABA, Black Bird Bookstore!

Bookstore veteran Kathryn Grantham is reinventing the art of the book sale with a minimalist philosophy and just 1,000 curated titles on her reclaimed wood shelves.

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06 Dec

Around Indies

Book Suey opens in Michigan; Wheatberry Books opens in Ohio; Riffraff opens in Rhode Island; Books & Books hosts grand opening for latest store; Writer’s Block Bookstore coming to Alaska; New Dominion bookshop gets new owner; Duende District plans more pop-ups; Crystal Books and Gifts celebrates 30th anniversary

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04 Dec
Cover to Cover Books

New Chapter Begins for Cover to Cover

Cover to Cover Books for Young Readers has a new owner who plans to reopen the store in a new location in the Columbus, Ohio, area in January.

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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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