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

Tombolo Books in St. Petersburg, Florida, now has a permanent storefront and aims to open its doors before the holidays.

The window display featuring Pete the Cat at Scuppernong Books.
The window display featuring Pete the Cat at Scuppernong Books.

Lion’s Mouth Bookstore in Green Bay, Wisconsin, was featured in an article called “Lion’s Mouth Bookstore open for business in downtown Green Bay.”

Kate Schlademan of The Learned Owl Book Shop in Hudson, Ohio, has been elected as the next councilperson to represent Ward One.

Cindy Dach of Changing Hands in Tempe and Phoenix, Arizona, received the 2019 ATHENA Businesswoman of the Year Award from the Greater Phoenix Chamber.

Cafe con Libros, WORD Bookstores, The Astoria Bookshop, Books Are Magic, The Lit. Bar, Berry & Co, and Bookends and Beginnings were mentioned in an article about women-owned bookstores.

Michelle Obama visited Politics and Prose in Washington, D.C.

Buffalo Street Books in Ithaca, New York, was profiled in the article “Two years after near closure, Ithaca’s community-owned bookstore is ‘thriving.’ called Pagination Bookshop in Springfield, Missouri, a “brave young bookstore [that’s setting] itself apart from the retail competition.”

Kona Stories Book Store in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, was included in a list of eight indies in Hawaii.

Sausalito Books by the Bay in Sausalito, California, was featured in an article called “Rescued Sausalito bookstore delivers on community engagement.”

Back of Beyond Books in Moab, Utah, was featured in an article called “Grateful for independent book store.”

Scuppernong Books in Greensboro, North Carolina, created a winter window display featuring Pete the Cat.

Books & Books, Charis Books, Alabama Booksmith,  Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Square Books, Parnassus Books, BookPeople, and Chop Suey Books were highlighted among the best bookstores in the Southern United States.

Books Are Magic, Strand Bookstore, Arcade Bookseller, and Shakespeare & Co. were included on a list of the best bookstores in New York City.

Women and Children First, Secret Garden Books, Tattered Cover, City Lights Booksellers and Publishers, and Gene’s Books were included on Forbes’ list of the best bookstores in America.

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