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Skylark Bookshop in Columbia, Missouri.
Skylark Bookshop in Columbia, Missouri.

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

Dotters Books in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, is slated to open in mid-September.

Tom Nissley, owner of Phinney Books in Seattle, Washington, plans to open Madison Books in the city’s Madison Park neighborhood in November.

Skylark Bookshop in Columbia, Missouri, held its grand opening on August 25.

Caprichos Books is now open in Bel Air, Maryland.

Fountain Books in Richmond, Virginia, will be celebrating its 40th birthday this year.

Auntie’s Bookstore in Spokane, Washington, will celebrate 40 years in business on September 8. Festivities will include discounted merchandise, giveaways, and cake.

Eight Cousins in Falmouth, Massachusetts, has won the Book Publishers Representatives of New England 2018 Independent Spirit Award.

The Cap Times talked with Jes Lukes and Gretchen Treu, the new co-owners of A Room of One’s Own Bookstore in Madison, Wisconsin.

The Literary Life with Mitchell Kaplan

Books & Books owner Mitchell Kaplan has launched a podcast titled The Literary Life With Mitchell Kaplan.

The Charleston City Paper talked with Itinerant Literate owners Christen Thompson and Julia Turner, who launched a South Carolina bookmobile in 2015 and opened a storefront earlier this summer.

Avid Bookshop in Athens, Georgia, has launched a fundraising campaign to help offset the costs of damages caused by severe flooding at its Five Points location on Friday, August 24. The store reopened on August 28 and tweeted, “Thank goodness for an amazing landlord and a fabulous community.”

Powell’s Books in Portland, Oregon; The Ripped Bodice in Los Angeles, California; and Books Are Magic in New York City were included on G Adventures’ list of 10 must-see bookstores around the world.

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