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27 Mar

Candlewick Press Announces New Store Opening Policy for Independent Bookstores

Independent booksellers who are opening new stores or expanding to additional locations are now eligible for special discounts, dating, and co-op terms on all books published by Candlewick Press.

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21 Mar

Around Indies

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

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21 Mar
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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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14 Mar

Around Indies

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

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13 Mar
Porter Square Books

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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07 Mar

Around Indies

Silver Unicorn Bookstore to open in Massachusetts; New stores for Walls of Books, Half Price Books; Politics & Prose flagship expands; Red Hen Bookshop marks second anniversary; Bookends & Beginnings wins fight against developer

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06 Mar

New Children’s Bookstore Plans Summer Opening in Illinois

Former private school teacher Chelsea Elward will open a new children’s bookstore in Evanston, Illinois, this summer, to be called Booked.

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28 Feb

Around Indies

The Bookery pops up in Manchester; Elliott Bay to open shop at Sea-Tac; Greedy Reads opens in Baltimore; The Regulator Bookshop changes hands; New owner for Burlingham Books; The Book Den celebrates 85 years; UConn Co-op assets fund two endowments

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28 Feb

Once a Mobile Bookshop, Maggie Mae’s Opens Bricks-and-Mortar Store

Shoshonna Roberts opened Maggie Mae’s Kids Bookshop in Gresham, Oregon, last week, transforming the once strictly mobile business into a physical storefront.

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21 Feb

Around Indies

The Book House opens in New Jersey; New owner for Brace Books & More; Bank Street Book Nook changes hands; Bright Side Bookshop marks first anniversary; Battle Creek Books plans name, location change; [words] recognized for autism efforts; Bookshop Santa Cruz launches Women’s Voices program

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21 Feb

Children’s Librarian to Open The Brain Lair Bookstore

This November, school librarian Kathy Burnette plans to open The Brain Lair Bookstore in South Bend, Indiana, selling a selection of diverse and inclusive books for children and young adults.

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14 Feb
Story & Song

Around Indies

Story & Song opens on Florida’s Amelia Island; Midtown Reader welcomes Lucy & Leo’s Cupcakery; Book Shop of Beverly Farms notches 50 years of bookselling; Lift Bridge Book Shop shifts ownership; One More Page Books’ teen book festival returning 

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09 Feb

75 ABA Member Stores Open in 2017; 22 Sold to New Owners

In 2017, ABA welcomed 75 new indie bookstores that opened for business in 33 states and the District of Columbia. In addition, 22 established ABA member stores were bought by new owners.

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07 Feb

Around Indies

Sassafras on Sutton sets February 17 opening date; MahoganyBooks to host day of events for grand opening; Violet Valley celebrates grand opening in Mississippi; Second Star to the Right plans larger store; Wisconsin town seeks indie bookstore; McIntyre’s hosts children’s book festival

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07 Feb
That Book Store's Belle and Karen Opper.

That Book Store Coming to Connecticut’s Capitol Region

Karen Opper, a book blogger, Army veteran, and nurse, is making plans to open That Book Store in the southern suburbs of Hartford this summer.

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