New bookstore to open in Anchorage; the university trying to buy its bookstore; BN to close San Jose store; the Texas library bookstore moving online; and more.

Alaska Gets a New Bookstore: The Writer’s Block Bookstore and Cafe will open in Anchorage in January.

New Bookstore Opens in British Columbia: Western Sky Books has opened in the town of Port Coquitlam, Canada.

University in Iowa Wants to Buy its Bookstore: The University of Northern Iowa is looking to buy the privately-owned University Book and Supply, which has served the school for 80 years.

BN to Close California Store: A Barnes Noble outlet in San Jose will close in January and is one of several of the chain’s stores to close in the area in recent years.

Texas Library Bookstore Moves Online: The Friends Bookstore, which serves as an outlet for donations and books for libraries in Fort Worth, is closing and moving online.

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