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    Welcome to ABA, Scattered Books!

    Scattered Books in Chappaqua, New York, is the first bookstore to be featured in Bookselling This Week’s new occasional series, “Welcome to ABA!” which profiles new members of the association.

    Around Indies

    Bookbinders Basalt to open in Colorado; Book Culture to open branch in Queens; NewSouth Bookstore to expand; Country Bookshelf marks 60 years; Indie bookstore documentary features Learned Owl; Maria’s Independent Bookstore Day festivities highlighted; Betsy Burton of The King’s English pens op-ed

    Kepler’s Joins Facebook’s 2017 U.S. Small Business Council

    Kepler’s has been selected by Facebook to join its 2017 U.S. Small Business Council, one of just 11 businesses from across the U.S. invited by the social media company.

    New Nonprofit Bookstore Employs Workers With Disabilities

    John Horgan and Jim Ingalls are the co-founders of The First Chapter, a nonprofit bookstore in Leominster, Massachusetts, that employs people with disabilities to teach them vocational skills.

    BTW News Briefs

    Barbershop Books wins Innovations in Reading Prize; Ingram to distribute Fodor’s Travel; Consortium adds four publishers; B&N names CEO; HarperCollins launches #WhyIRead; Winners announced: Anna Dewdney Award, Edgar Allan Poe Awards, Triangle Awards

    Around Indies

    Books Are Magic opens in Brooklyn; Bookmarks breaks ground on storefront; Tribeca GalleryCafé & Books to open second location; Saturn Booksellers on the move; BookPeople of Moscow, Gibson’s Bookstore named “Best Of”; Bookie’s Paperbacks raises funds for accessible bathrooms

    LIBRIS Ready to Help Booksellers Interpret Lease Agreements

    ABA’s LIBRIS insurance company can help protect bookstores from losses by making sure that store lease agreements include protections from certain types of claims, including slip, trip, and fall incidents.

    Binc’s Annual Campaign to Sustain Sets New Goal

    The Book Industry Charitable Foundation kicked off its third annual Campaign to Sustain on May 1. This year’s fundraising campaign aims to add 80 new sustaining donors by June 5.

    Around Indies

    Flashlight Books to open in California; Brazos Bookstore announces plans for Summer of Jane Austen; Politics & Prose co-owner Lissa Muscatine to publish Hillaryland

    Indies Prepare Events for Children’s Book Week

    Independent bookstores across the country are preparing to host events for Children’s Book Week, the annual celebration of children’s books and literacy sponsored by Every Child a Reader.

    In Debut Novel, Former Tattered Cover Bookseller Brings Fictional Bookstore to Life

    Booksellers have chosen former Tattered Cover bookseller Matthew Sullivan’s debut novel, Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore, for the June 2017 Indie Next List.

    East City Bookshop Hosts “You Have to Read This!”

    East City Bookshop recently invited community members to read their favorite pieces of nonfiction writing at the store’s inaugural literary sharing event, “You Have to Read This!”

    Nominees for 2017 WNBA Pannell Awards Announced

    The nominees for the Women’s National Book Association’s 2017 WNBA Pannell Awards include 18 general bookstores and 19 children’s specialty bookstores.

    Around Indies

    Serendipity Books in the works for Connecticut; Saturn Booksellers, Tribeca GalleryCafe, East City Bookshop to celebrate birthdays; Firefly Books relocates; Content Bookstore, Bookie’s Paperbacks to grow; G.J. Ford Bookshop lands role in film

    Cellar Door Books Celebrates St. Jordi’s Day With Books and Roses

    This Sunday, Cellar Door Books in Riverside, California, will celebrate St. Jordi’s Day, the Catalan holiday in honor of Saint George that encourages people to exchange a book and a rose with a loved one.

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