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    Novel bookstore to open in Memphis; Bookbinders Basalt debuts; Walls of Books opens in Georgia; The Strand, Three Sisters, Next Page Books mark anniversaries; Bookbug to expand; Two Sisters Bookery changes hands; From My Shelf owners to sell store via contest

    ABA Member Bookstores Prepare for Sixth Annual Find Waldo Local

    ABA member bookstores are gearing up for the 2017 celebration of Find Waldo Local, sponsored by Candlewick Press and the American Booksellers Association. The sixth annual shop local event kicks off on Saturday, July 1.

    Around Indies

    Neighborhood Reads opens in Missouri; Belmont Books debuts in Massachusetts; Bliss Books & Bindery planned for Oklahoma; Joe’s Place reopens in new location

    BTW News Briefs

    ILSR responds to Amazon’s Whole Foods acquisition; Tubby & Coo’s, White Birch Books win Sourcebooks challenge; WNDB launches OurStory app; NEA awards $84 million in grants; Chicago Review Press acquires Bright Ideas for Learning series; Man Booker International Prize, WNBA Awards, CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medal winners announced

    Bookstores Celebrate LGBT Pride Month

    Bookstores across the country are celebrating LGBT Pride Month this June with a variety of creative events covering both the literary and the political aspects of queer culture.

    Welcome to ABA, Island Books & Crafts!

    This installment of Bookselling This Week’s new series “Welcome to ABA!” features Island Books & Crafts in Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan, which joined the association earlier this year.

    Around Indies

    Books of Wonder to open second store; Skylight Books wins small business award; Paragraphs named best bookstore in Texas

    Brick & Mortar Books Opens in Washington

    Inspired by author Jeff Kinney's bookstore, An Unlikely Story, the Ullom family opened Brick & Mortar Books, a new independent bookstore in Redmond, Washington, earlier this month.

    Cellar Door Books Launches Summer Literary Travelogue Challenge

    Cellar Door Books has been using the store’s remaining copies of the Independent Bookstore Day Literary Map of the United States to provide a summer reading challenge for customers.

    Accident Leaves Stirling Books & Brew Co-Owner Paralyzed

    Jim and Staci Stuart of Albion, Michigan, will open Stirling Books & Brew in July, despite an accident during renovations last month that left Staci paralyzed.

    Around Indies

    Unlimited Books for Kids to grow; Phoenix Books Essex to move and expand; Malaprop’s turns 35; Downtown Books launches One Summer, One Read

    Riffraff, a Bookstore/Bar, to Open in Providence

    Emma Ramadan and Tom Roberge will open Riffraff, a bookstore/bar, in Providence, Rhode Island’s artsy West Side neighborhood later this year.

    ABA at BookExpo: “For Authors: Working With Independent Bookstores”

    ABA’s BookExpo education session “For Authors: Working With Independent Bookstores” featured a discussion of best practices for creating events that benefit both the bookstore and the author.

    WordsWorth Books & Co. Under New Ownership

    WordsWorth Books & Co. in Little Rock, Arkansas, is now under the ownership of former customers Lia Lent and Tom McGowan, who are taking over from retiring owner Jean Cazort.

    Around Indies

    Bright Side Bookshop opens; Politics and Prose plans second location; The Book Corner, BookTowne, and BookBar celebrate anniversaries; New owners for Otto’s


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