A new store opens in Oregon; Cape Cod bookstore earns plaudits; the Arizona bookseller taking on Amazon; an Oakland bookseller asks for help; and more.

New Bookstore Opens in Oregon: Rebel Heart Books, Jacksonville opened earlier this month, reported Bookselling This Week.

Massachusetts Bookstores Praised for Service: The Boston Globe profiles numerous Cape Cod bookstores for "knowing what customers want."

How an Arizona Bookstore Competes: Changing Hands Bookstore is among the retailers profiled in this article from the Phoenix Business Journal on competing against e-commerce giants.

Bookstore Asks Customers to Help it Stay Open: Laurel Book Store has struggled after moving from suburban Oakland to downtown three years ago and needs $30,000 to cover expenses.

Rapper Uses Bookstore to Launch Album: Popular Chicago hip-hop artist Vic Mensa hid the track list of his new album, Autobiography, inside books at Bucket O' Blood bookstore.

California Used Bookstore to Close: Logos, a used bookstore in Santa Cruz open for 48 years, will close at the end of the summer.

Pennsylvania Store to Shutter: After 15 years in business Canaday's Book Barn in West Pennsboro Township, Penn. is holding a going-out-of-business sale to unload more than 100,000 used and rare books.

Bookseller Named for Toronto Festival: The University of Toronto Bookstore has been named as the official bookseller for the International Festival of Authors.

Shopping on Amazon 22 Years Ago: Business Insider looks at changes to the online retailer over the last two decades.