The new indie coming to Washington state; a Toronto store gets erotic; a Swedish chain changes hands; the best fictional bookstores; Seattle's secret bookshop; and more.

Brick & Mortar Books Opens in Washington: Co-owner Dan Ullom talks to the Seattle Review of Books about his new general interest bookstore store in Redmond, Wash.

LGBTQ Bookstore Opens Erotic Art Exhibit: Toronto's Glad Day Bookshop has a new art installation inspired by the "glory hole."

Swedish Bookstore Chain Sold: Investment group Volati has bought Sweden's top bookstore chain Akademibokhandeln, which has 108 stores.

Seattle's Best Kept Secret Bookstore: Seattle Weekly says publisher Chin Music Press's small showroom and bookstore is a lesser-known, but worthwhile destination for book lovers.

The Top Online Used Bookstores in the Philippines: CNN runs down the list of the best places to order second-hand books online in the country.

50 Bookstores to Visit: The website Culturetrip offers a bucket list of 50 unique, independent bookstores to visit on your summer travels.

The Best Bookstores from Fiction: Electric Literature presents a dozen fictional bookstores "we wish were real."