Around Indies [3]

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

Chicago’s NBC News team stopped by Bookends & Beginnings [5] in Evanston to film a segment about how print books aren’t going anywhere [6] anytime soon.

Reporter LeeAnn Trotter with owner Nina Barrett at Bookends & Beginnings in Evanston, Illinois.
Reporter LeeAnn Trotter with owner Nina Barrett at Bookends & Beginnings in Evanston, Illinois.

Kizzy’s Books & More [7], an online indie retailer, has plans to open a brick-and-mortar [8] store in Orlando, Florida.

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Thomas Kail, Jeffrey Seller, and James Nederlander have purchased [9] the Drama Book Shop [10] in New York City.

Ed and Ann Berlin have transferred ownership of the Ivy Bookshop [11] to their business partner, Emma Snyder.

Greenlight Bookstore [12] in Brooklyn, New York, reported giving a total of $23,704.07 in monetary donations and 4,306 book donations to their local community in 2018.

The Daily Herald reported that “Utah County’s independent bookstores are thriving in the digital age [13],” including HideAway Books [14].

OregonLive.com [15] profiled Stephanie Csaszar, owner of Books Around the Corner [16] in Gresham, Oregon.

InnerChildFun.com [17] posted a piece about a book tasting party held at Let’s Play Books! [18] in Emmaus, Pennsylvania.

Share your news in Around Indies! E-mail editorial@bookweb.org [19] 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.

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