This week marked the continued growth of independents with the opening of two new stores. Another changed hands and took a name and moved to a new location nearby. Of those stores the name of one in particular stands out, which incorporates the owner's conviction in the value of physical books, I Read Books.

Some established stores are growing, with Norwich Bookstore in Norwich, Vt., readying a new space. And Amazon is going to new heights to deliver packages by adding more hires to its drone program.

Second Store for I Read Books: After opening a children’s store at in Omaha, Neb., last November, Kristin Timm added another in Lincoln.

Second 2nd & Charles for Louisiana: Books-A-Million is opening one of its used book concept stores in Bossier, La., where it closed a store earlier this summer.

New Owner, Space and Name for Walk a Crooked Mile Books: Instead of closing this month, the long-time Philadelphia used bookstore moved under new ownership and is now a bookstore/cafe, Mt. Airy Read & Eat.

Norwich Bookstore Expanding: On its website the Norwich, Vt., bookshop offers a sneak peek at the construction of its new space.

Fiction Addiction Creates a Hub: Over the past 13 years since it opened in 2001, the Greenville, S.C., bookstore has become a community center.

Droning On
Amazon Prime Air Makes New Hires: The online retailer is continuing to perfect drone delivery.

FIT Student Sues B&N Over Backpack: Former student claims she hasn’t seen any money from her design of “The Everything Backpack” sold at B&N.

Closing time
Trappist Bookshop to Close: With only ten monks remaining, the monastery bookstore in Huntsville, Utah, is closing; the monastery will likely close soon as well.

World Eye Closing Store in Florence: The 45-year-old bookstore will continue in Greenfield, Mass., but it is closing its two-year-old “daughter” store on Saturday.