ABA's Teicher reflects on 2017; the scheme that saved a Maine bookstore; San Francisco's Booksmith expands; Tennessee's new indie; and more.

Open Letter from ABA’s CEO: Oren Teicher reflects on BookExpo, the challenges of indie bookstores, and Amazon.

Creative Scheme Saves Maine Bookstore: Blue Hill Books was purchased by members of the local community who pre-bought books in lots of up to $1,000.

Silicon Valley Store Forms Nonprofit: Kepler's Books in Menlo Park, Calif. has formed Kepler’s Literary Foundation to run community and off-site events.

San Francisco Bookstore Expands: The Booksmith has opened a new events space called The Bindery.

Buffalo, N.Y. Bookstore Consolidates: Talking Leaves is closing its University Heights location and is moving the stock into its shop on Elmwood Ave.

Miami Bookstore Saved from Closure: The Bookstore in the Grove has been bought and will stay open.

New Bookstore Opens in Tennessee: Harper's Books opened for business in Lebanon.

New Orlean's Store Publishes Books: Tubby and Coo's has launched its own line of books.

Remembering a Slain California Bookseller: Dwain George Kaiser, the owner of Magic Door Books in Pomona who was shot to death on July 3, is remembered by friends.

SIBA Book Prizes Announced: The Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance awarded prizes to books in eleven categories.