New bookstores are opening in Los Angeles, Chicago and Grand Rapids; the beloved Chicago bookstore cat facing unemployment; how books affect the U.K. economy; and more.

New Bookstore Opens in LA: OOF Bookstore opened its doors in the gentrifying neighborhood of Cypress Park on July 2.

Tyndale to Open Bookstore: Religion publisher Tyndale is opening an on-site bookstore at its corporate headquarters in Carol Stream, Illinois, outside Chicago.

New Bookstore Coming to Michigan: Books and Mortar bookstore in Grand Rapids is opening a new shop called Annex Paperie Bookshop.

Chicago Bookstore Shutters, Leaving Cat Unemployed: Selected Works bookstore in Chicago has closed and the store’s cat, Hodge, which has been featured in several books, is out of a job.

Report Says Bookstores Are Key to UK Economy: Bookshops are said to contribute £1.9 billion (about $2.5 billion) annually.

In Praise of a Washington Used Bookstore: Tilikum Books in Centralia, Wash. offers an intellectual gather place for the community

Indian Online Bookstore Attracts Fans: The Book Thela is offering a low-cost option for online book buyers in India.

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