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

San Marco Books and More in Jacksonville, Florida, has reopened after being closed due to a fire in a diner next door.

Flintridge Bookstore & Coffee House in La Cañada Flintridge, California, is set to move to a new location in February

Katy Budget Books in Houston, Texas, is moving to a new location.

Penn Book Center has changed its name to People’s Books and Culture.

Vermont Book Shop in Middlebury, Vermont, is celebrating its 70th anniversary this month.

The Island Now profiled The Dolphin Bookshop & Café in Port Washington, New York, which has been in business for more than 70 years.

Lin-Manuel Miranda, owner of Drama Book Shop in New York City, spoke with People about becoming a small business owner.

Casa Camino Real Bookstore & Art Gallery in Las Cruces, New Mexico, is collecting new pajamas/piyamas in all sizes for adults and children as part of a Christmas Pajama-Rama giveaway for refugee families. Each pajama donation will be matched with books from the ongoing Libros Para El Viaje/Books for the Journey book drive.

The Raven Book Store and Our Daily Nada was featured in an article called “Amid Amazon Backlash, Kansas City Sees an Indie Bookstore Revival.”

Winchester Book Gallery was featured in an article on Virginia bookshops offering sprawling selections for Christmas gifts.

Bookmiser in Marietta, Georgia, was featured in the article “East Cobb bookstore’s longevity due to ‘reinventing yourself.’”

Main Street Books in Lafayette, Indiana, was featured in an article called “Small Business Saturday: Community Keeps Independent Lafayette Bookstore Afloat.”

Merritt Bookstore in Millbrook, New York, picked books for WAMC Northeast Public Radio.

Toadstool Bookshop, which has three locations in New Hampshire, was featured in an article about Cider Monday

Wicked Good Books, The Bookstore of Gloucester, and The Book Shop of Beverly Farms were highlighted on a list of bookstores north of Boston.

Walden Pond Books and Pegasus Books were named among the five best bookstores in Oakland, California.

News4 Jax published an article called “Independent Bookstores thriving nationwide despite years of setbacks.”

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