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

Patchouli Joe’s Books & Indulgences will open in Leander, Texas, on August 31.

Fabled Bookshop & Café is now open in Waco, Texas.

McNally Jackson announced that its new Seaport District location in New York City has soft opened.

DIESEL, A Bookstore will open a new location in San Diego, California, this fall.

Katherine Reay posing with the Mad Libs will given to her by Saturn Booksellers.
Katherine Reay posing with the Mad Libs will given to her by Saturn Booksellers.

Greedy Reads in Baltimore, Maryland, will open a second location in the Remington area later this year.

Tattered Cover in Denver, Colorado, will open a new location in Westminster next year.

Book & Puppet Co. opened its third location in Easton, Pennsylvania, this month.

Gottwals Books will be moving its Warner Robins, Georgia, flagship store to a larger location.

Penn Book Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is now under the ownership of Matthew Duques and Diana Bellonby.

The Book Worm in Powder Springs, Georgia, has officially begun its transition to a co-op model.

Vroman’s Bookstore in Pasadena, California, is celebrating its 125th anniversary this November.

Women and Children First in Chicago, Illinois, celebrated its 40th anniversary on Saturday, August 24.

Square Books in Oxford, Mississippi, is celebrating 40 years this September.

The Ivy Bookshop in Baltimore, Maryland, which will move to a new location next spring, has announced plans to fully renovate its new space.

Casa Camino Real Bookstore in Las Cruces, New Mexico, is collaborating with The Border Servant Corps to host Celebrando Las Ámericas: A Family Fiesta. Donations for Libros Para El Viaje/Books for the Journey, an ongoing refugee family book drive, are being accepted.

Forbes mentioned Third Street Books, Hooray for Books!, and The Neverending Bookshop in an article called “How Bookstore Romance Day Impacted Three Independent Bookstores.”

Rediscovered Books in Boise, Idaho, was named 2019 Best Book Store by the Idaho Statesman.

Florida-based Books & Books’ Mitchell Kaplan was featured in an article called “Mitchell Kaplan: Bookstore guru crosses media lines via films, podcasts.”

Eater featured the café at Lark & Owl Booksellers in Georgetown, Texas.

M. Judson Booksellers & Storytellers in Greenville, South Carolina, was featured in an article about the store’s namesake, Mary Camilla Judson.

Queen Anne Book Company in Seattle, Washington, was featured in an article titled “‘The little town bookshop for the town on the hill’: How Queen Anne Book Company encourages its neighborhood to look beyond itself.”

Wild Geese Books in Franklin, Indiana, was mentioned in an article called “A story of community: How one woman’s dream transformed into Franklin’s favorite bookshop.”

Saturn Booksellers in Gaylord, Michigan, hosted author Katherine Reay on Saturday, August 3. During the event, attendees offered words to use as part of a Mad Libs will that the store created for her to mimic the will in her book. 

Greenlight Bookstore, Unabridged Bookstore, Left Bank Books, The Last Bookstore, and Montague Bookmill were named some of the eight coolest bookstores in the United States.

Sun Rose Words and Music, Words! Bookstore, The BookTowne Bookstore, and River Road Books were featured on a list of 16 bookstores on the Jersey Shore.

BookBar in Denver, Colorado, was featured among the city’s “hidden gem bookstores.”

Literati and Nicola’s Books were highlighted on a list of things to do in Ann Arbor, Michigan, before the school year starts.

Bookworks in Albuquerque, New Mexico, was featured on a list of three top spots in Albuquerque’s North Valley neighborhood.

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