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

DIESEL: A Bookstore in San Diego, California, held a soft opening for its Del Mar Highlands Town Center location on Halloween.

Second Star to the Right Anniversary Celebration
A photo from Second Star to the Right's Anniversary Celebration

Writers & Books in Rochester, New York, is now open.

Auburn Oil & Co. Booksellers is now open in Auburn, Alabama.

The Crooked Shelf Bookshop LLC is now open in Lewistown, Pennsylvania.

Lion’s Mouth Bookstore in Green Bay, Wisconsin, is now open.

Cupboard Maker Books in Enola, Pennsylvania, will open a pop-up location in Lower Paxton Township for the holiday season.

Interabang Books in Dallas, Texas, will reopen in mid-November in a new location after being closed due to storm damage.

Neal Coonerty, the former owner of Bookshop Santa Cruz and former president of the American Booksellers Association, has retired.

Lake Forest Book Store in Lake Forest, Illinois, celebrated 70 years in October.

Second Star to the Right in Denver, Colorado, celebrated its fifth birthday over the weekend with book giveaways, a sale, crafts, and cake.

From My Shelf Books & Gifts in Wellsboro, Pennsylvania, has advanced to the second round of the Independent Small Business of the Year Award, sponsored by Independent We Stand.

Half Price Books in Dallas, Texas, donated more than 2.500 to students at schools in the city that are closed indefinitely due to the tornado that happened two weeks ago.

The Los Angeles Times spoke with Ann Patchett, owner of Parnassus Books in Nashville, Tennessee, about how indie bookstores are taking on Amazon.

Bookie’s Bookstore in Chicago, Illinois, was featured in an article called “Owner of Bookie’s Bookstore in Homewood shares his story and his Top 10 reads.”

Nowhere Bookshop in San Antonio, Texas, was featured in an article called “San Antonio author Jenny Lawson of prepares to open a new independent bookstore.”

Whistlestop Bookshop in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, was featured in an article called “A leaking roof and ruined books led to a flood of orders and tidal wave of customers for this bookstore.”

Scattered Books in Chappaqua, New York, was featured in an article called “Bill Clinton Meets ‘CIA Whistleblower’ on Halloween at New York Bookstore.”

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