New bookstores opening in Alaska and Michigan; Florida bookstore to close; why Japan lacks bookstores; and more.

Bookstore Planned in Alaska: The Writer's Block Bookstore & Cafe plans to open in Anchorage is running a GoFundMe campaign and plans to open later this year.

New Used Bookstore Opening in Michigan: Paper Trail Books in Royal Oak opens for business next week.

Florida Bookstore to Close: The College Book & Supply store in Orlando, near the University of Central Florida, will close in October.

The Rise and Fall of Christian Bookstores: The Week magazine looks at the recent closing of many Christian bookstores around the United States.

Japan's Missing Bookstores: A survey reports that 22% of Japan's municipalities and wards have no bookstores.