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

Righton Books has opened on St. Simons Island, Georgia.

Sag Harbor Books in Sag Harbor, New York, is now open.

The Jackson Hole Book Trader in Jackson, Wyoming, has opened sister store Wilson Book Gallery in Wilson.

Righton Books' storefront.
Righton Books' storefront.

Canvasback Books is now open as a pop-up bookstore in the Klamath Falls Farmers Market in Oregon.

Love’s Sweet Arrow will open in Tinley Park, Illinois, on June 15.

Bodacious Books and Cafe will open in Pensacola, Florida, this summer.

Reads and Company in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, celebrated its grand opening last weekend with Jerry Spinelli as a special guest.

Three Lives & Company has opened a sidewalk shop, which will sell new releases, best sellers, and staff favorites, until the storefront is reopened following construction.

Redbery Books in Cable, Wisconsin, has expanded.

Pegasus Books in Berkeley, California, is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a series of events taking place from June 11 to June 17.

Book Soup in West Hollywood, California, is celebrating its 44th anniversary this June.

Monkey See, Monkey Do in Clarence, New York, is celebrating its 10th anniversary on June 15th.

The Writer’s Block Bookstore & Cafe in Anchorage, Alaska, is celebrating its first anniversary.

River Dog Book Co. in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, is celebrating its first birthday this month.

Noëlle Santos and Justice Sonia Sotomayor
Noëlle Santos and Justice Sonia Sotomayor

The Lit. Bar owner Noëlle Santos managed Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s author signing at the Bronx Book Festival.

Bookends & Beginnings co-owner Nina Barrett talked with WGN Radio podcast The Download on Chicago Business about the Evanston, Illinois, bookstore.

Bookshop Santa Cruz has launched the inaugural year of its Book Group Ambassador Program, an all-volunteer reader group dedicated to promoting book group reads to customers year-round.

Tattered Cover Book Store in Denver, Colorado, has launched the Colorado Big Summer Read.

Mil Mundos in Brooklyn, New York, “Fights Gentrification with Literature,” according to BKReader.

Georgia booksellers Jessica Osborne from E. Shaver, Janet Geddis from Avid Bookshop, and Frank Reiss from A Cappella Books shared their summer reading recommendations on Georgia Public Broadcasting’s On Second Thought.

The Spokesman-Review cited The Well-Read Moose and Auntie’s Bookstore as independent bookstores enjoying a resurgence in the Spokane area.

Paulina Springs Books in Sisters, Oregon, was featured in an article called “Open mic night blossoms in Sisters.”

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