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

Reads & Company is planning to open in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, in mid-April.

Gretchen Horn is the new majority owner of Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café in Asheville, North Carolina, and sister store Downtown Books & News. Emöke B’Racz will remain as founder and minority owner.

blue manatee children’s bookstore in Cincinnati, Ohio, announced a new ownership team for the store in a Facebook post last week.

A peek at The Book Haus' new location. The window features paintings of the Cheshire Cat, a lamp post, an open book, and Hedwig.
A peek at The Book Haus' new location.

[word] Bookstore in Maplewood, New Jersey, will celebrate its 10th anniversary from now until February 2.

The Book Haus in New Braunfels, Texas, is on the move. A grand opening will take place in its new location on Saturday, January 26.

Word Up Community Book Shop founder Veronica Liu’s work with Denise Chávez, owner of Casa Camino Real Bookstore in Las Cruces, New Mexico, to provide books for refugees was reported on by

Shakespeare & Co., which has locations in New York City and Philadelphia, has welcomed HarperCollins executive Robert Zaffiris as chief development officer.

Writer’s Block Bookstore in Winter Park and The Muse Book Shop in DeLand were featured in an article titled “Local Bookstores lure Central Florida readers.”

A Novel Idea on Passyunk, Shakespeare & Co., and Uncle Bobbie’s Books and Coffee were featured in an article called “Independent bookstores are coming back in Philly, across the U.S.

Northshire Bookstore in Saratoga Springs, New York, and Manchester Center, Vermont, is accepting applications for the 2019 Open Mind scholarship, which honors the diversity of thought, feelings, information, and perspectives found in books. The store offers two high school seniors $1,000 each for college.

Tattered Cover Book Store in Denver, Colorado, will partner with the Arvada Center and Regis University to present the Colorado Book and Arts Festival.

A number of ABA member stores were featured in Electric Literature’s list of Instagrammable bookstore cats.

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