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Here’s what’s happening in the world of indie bookstores this week:

Jenna Kirchner has opened Element of Fun Books & Toys in Rochester, New York.

Bogan Books in Fort Kent, Maine, is scheduled to open on September 12.

The Macdonald family and team poses together to celebrate the 90th anniversary of MacDonald Bookshop.
The Macdonald family and team.

Bronx River Books is slated to hold its soft opening in Scarsdale, New York, in September. A formal grand opening is scheduled for this October.

Macdonald Book Shop will celebrate 90 years in business in Estes Park, Colorado, on Thursday, September 13.

Abraham Lincoln Bookshop in Chicago, Illinois, will celebrate its 85th birthday this year.

Judith Kissner of Cambridge, Minnesota’s Scout and Morgan Books has won the first annual Midwest Independent Booksellers Association Bookseller of the Year Award.

The Ivy Bookshop and Greedy Reads were named in a Baltimore Sun article about thriving indie bookstores in Baltimore, Maryland.

The Appalachian featured Foggy Pine Books in Boone, North Carolina, for its selection of local books, community engagement, and resident cats.

Her Bookshop in Nashville, Tennessee, has changed its name to The Bookshop. Owner Joelle Herr explained on Facebook that the inclusion of “Her,” a play on her last name, created confusion among customers about the audience for the store.


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