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

Old Town Open Book in Warrenton, Virginia, plans to open in March.The Lit. Bar logo, which is a wine class and a book combined.

The Lit. Bar is slated to open in the Bronx this month.

Silver Unicorn Bookstore in Acton, Massachusetts, will host a pop-up bookstore focused exclusively on romance books at Bow Market in Somerville. The shop, to be called A Whirlwind Romance, will be open February 12–18.

Women and Children First in Chicago, Illinois, is celebrating its 40th anniversary all year with a variety of events, and customers are invited to share their favorite memories of the store on social media.

A former bookseller at Belmont Books in Belmont, Massachusetts, penned an article called “Reflections on book selling and book readers” for The Stanford Daily.

Blue Willow Bookshop was named best bookstore in Houston PressBest of Houston 2019 roundup.

Politics & Prose in Washington, D.C., made The Guardian’s list of favorite bookstores around the world.

For Keeps Books in Atlanta, Georgia, was featured by Atlanta’s local NPR station.

Member stores Politics & Prose and The Fountain Bookstore were mentioned in an opinion piece published by The Richmond Times-Dispatch.

Powell’s Books was featured by VOA News in a story titled “Massive Bookstore in Portland Thrives in Age of E-Books.”

The Windy City Times talked with Bill Fletcher and Don Moss, the owners of Oak Park, Illinois’ new bookstore, Jake’s Place Books.

Shareable highlighted bookstores participating in the NYC Books Through Bars program, including Greenlight Books in Brooklyn.

From My Shelf Books & Gifts co-owner Kevin Coolidge will have two of his picture books, Hobo Finds A Home and Molly, the Dog with Diabetes, featured in the Marantz Picturebook Collection for the Study of Picturebook Art in the Reinberger Children’s Library Center at Kent State University.

Share your news in Around Indies! E-mail editorial@bookweb.org with photos and details of what’s new at your store, whether it’s opening for business, moving to a new location, expanding, changing ownership, hosting a special event, or celebrating a milestone anniversary.