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This Week in Indie Bookstores

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Are great bookstores just good capitalism?

People are more concerned with being fat than with eating disorders, if we go by the number of books in each respective section at one blogger’s local bookstore.

A Tennessee bookstore will include a restaurant inside of it.

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This Week in Indie Bookstores

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Books Are Magic opens in Brooklyn, making Emma Straub the latest author to open a bookstore.

Turkish police arrested seven teachers at a bookstore in a raid against dissent.

A Houston bookstore celebrated indie bookstore day with drunk coloring.

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This Week in Indie Bookstores

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This Week in Indie Bookstores

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Best-selling author James Patterson is handing out bonuses to bookstore employees once again, celebrating the people who make best-selling authors possible.

The Daily Beast has a roundup of some of the best independent bookstores across the country.

As if you needed another reason to move to Canada, Toronto is getting five new bookstores.

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David Biespiel’s Poetry Wire: Defeat

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It never occurred to me to try to write poems without the guidance of other poets and poems. ...more

This Week in Indie Bookstores

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James Patterson is giving away $2,000,000 in holiday bonuses to bookstore workers and libraries.

An adults-only sex shop in Anchorage, Alaska is getting remade into an indie bookstore.

Philadelphia’s Hakim’s Bookstore, a landmark African-American shop, is a small business on the brink of closure.

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The Rumpus Interview with Thomas H. McNeely

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Thomas H. McNeely discusses coming of age in the 1970s, Houston's complicated racial history, and his new novel Ghost Horse. ...more

Ghost Horse Wins Award

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Congratulations to Rumpus reviewer Thomas H. McNeely for winning the 9th Annual Gival Press Novel Award!

The winning novel, Ghost Horse, tells “the story of a boy’s journey to escape an abusive relationship with his father and to discover the truth about his own life” during “the class, racial, and social tensions of the 1970s in Houston, Texas.”

McNeely will receive $3000 in prize money.

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