Tombolo Books Holds First Major Author Event, for Rob Sanders’ “Pride”

    Tombolo Books, now in pop-up form in St. Petersburg, Florida, recently hosted its first book launch, in celebration of Rob Sanders’ new picture book, Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag.

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    Busboys and Poets to open in Denver; KiCam Books & Gifts opens in Ohio; Eight Cousins reopens; Fireside Books changes hands; River House Books bought by local businessowners; Staff changes at Harvard Book Store; Rakestraw Books celebrates 45 years; Breakwater Books celebrates renovations; All Things Considered features Literati Bookstore; Maine Public Radio features Blue Hill Books, Print, Longfellow; Ellen Plumb’s gets an Espresso Book Machine; Pegasus Books named best bookstore

    Bay Books to Open in Northern Michigan This May

    Retired teacher and culinary professional Tina Greene-Bevington is opening Bay Books, a new general-interest bookstore in Suttons Bay, Michigan, featuring regional author talks and book clubs.

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    The Mitten Word to open in Michigan; BookBar featured on Comedy Central show; Bookmarks receives $25K grant for Bookmarks in Schools program; Strand Book Store gets creative in Times Square

    Indie Booksellers Celebrate National Poetry Month

    April marks National Poetry Month, and booksellers across the country are sharing snapshots of their favorite books and poems.

    Indie Bookstores Near Amazon Books Locations Report Minimal Repercussions

    Bookselling This Week caught up with four ABA member bookstores located near Amazon Books stores to see how their businesses were faring two years after the first location opened in Seattle.

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    Our Daily Nada to open in Missouri; The Book Table announces plans to expand; River House Books to change hands; Literati, Queen Anne Book Company celebrate anniversaries; The Booksmith joins forces with Two Sisters; Author Charles Frazier dedicates Varina to bookseller Nancy Olson

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    Rediscovered Books buys Rainbow Books; Books N Things reopens as The Tribune; Midtown Reader owner recognized; From My Shelf Books & Gifts to focus on kids; Once Upon a Time hosts news crew for adoption story

    Aesop’s Treasury Draws Readers and Gamers to Farmington, Missouri

    Aesop’s Treasury, a new book and game store owned by married couple Vince and Lisa Howard, opened earlier this year in the city of Farmington, Missouri, located about 70 miles from St. Louis.

    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.

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

    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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    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

    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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