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Blue Manatee profiled; breathe books to add café; Brilliant Books recognized

Around Indies

Northshire begins hiring for Saratoga Springs branch; Reading Frenzy Corner opens in Elk River, Minnesota; Children’s book clubs foster community spirit; Changing Hands’ Gayle Shanks offers tips for authors

New Owners Reflect Renaissance in Indie Bookselling

The health of indie bookselling is being reflected in the recent sales of several stores to new owners, who have been met with sincere appreciation and support from their local communities. BTW recently spoke to four of those new owners.

BookBar to Serve Up a Curated Inventory Alongside an Artisan Menu

BookBar —“A book shop for wine lovers. A wine bar for book shoppers”— is set to open its doors this month in the arts district of Denver, Colorado. The store will feature a menu of local foods and an inventory of handpicked titles.

Around Indies

Literati Bookstore opens; Changing Hands to open second store; Signs of Life celebrates 10th anniversary; Spellbound launches crowdfunding campaign; Special Occasions reopens

Around Indies

Bookstore owners honored for giving back; Water Street named Business of the Year

Inkwood Books Sold

Inkwood Books in Tampa, Florida, has been under the ownership of Carla Jimenez and Leslie Reiner for 21 years, but the store is changing hands. Stefani Beddingfield will take the reins effective April 1.

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Christian Science Monitor details indie resurgence; Watermark hosts event in support of sales tax fairness; Beach Books moves to larger space; Busboys & Poets to open another branch; Pittsburgh nonprofit to open bookstore

Booksellers Address Best Practices for Increasing Genre Sales

At Winter Institute 8, Towne Book Center & Cafe’s Kit Little, Boswell Book Company’s Jason Kennedy, and Mysteryscape’s Cheri LeBlond discussed their stores’ best practices for promoting sales of romance, science fiction, and mystery titles with booksellers interested in increasing their genre sales.

Around Indies

Indie bookstore to open in Bryn Mawr; Porter Square seeks new owners; Chester County to reopen in new space; Housing Works and McNally Jackson collaborate

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