A Harvard Coop reading turns violent; Louisiana university bookstore closes; LGBTQ store opens in Mississippi; the history of the Strand’s totes; and more.

Man Allegedly Attacked at Harvard Coop Bookstore: A man who identifies himself as a Trump supporter was allegedly attacked at the Cambridge, Mass. store after intentionally disrupting the reading by a pro-antifa author.

Co-op Bookstore in Louisiana Closes: The Co-op Bookstore in Baton Rouge, which served Louisiana State University, has closed after 84 years in business.

LGBTQ Store Opens in Mississippi: Violet Valley Bookstore has opened in Water Valle, Miss. and is thought to be the only LGBTQ bookstore in the state.

The History of The Strand’s Totes: The bookstore has been making tote bags since the 1980s and has produced approximately 100 designs.

Tokyo Store Affiliated with Murakami Closes: A bookstore that hosted an annual party anticipating Haruki Murakami winning the Nobel Prize has closed.

Investment to Spur Growth of Indian Bookstore: Bharti Airtel, one of Indias largest telecommunications companies has acquired a strategic stake in Juggernaut Books, an online bookstore focused on mobile sales and reading.

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