Bookends & Beginnings Builds Indie Culture Through Engaging Events Calendar

    To draw new customers into the store and keep current ones buzzing about its unique offerings, Bookends & Beginnings owners Nina Barrett and Jeff Garrett have planned a wide array of literary, educational, and social events for this fall.

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    Rediscovered Bookshop celebrates grand reopening following remodel; Books & Books offers expanded Spanish language programming; Morris Book Shop’s new event series wines and dines readers; BookPeople of Moscow fundraises to improve events

    Chefs Unite for Food Relief With Soup for Syria Cookbook

    More than 80 famous chefs and cookbook authors from around the world have come together to assist with food relief efforts for Syrian refugees by contributing recipes to Soup for Syria: Recipes to Celebrate Our Shared Humanity, coming October 1 from Interlink Books.

    “Good and Cheap” Cookbook Sales to Benefit the Food Insecure

    For every trade copy of Leanne Brown’s cookbook Good and Cheap: Eat Well on $4/Day sold, Workman Publishing will donate a second copy to a person or family experiencing food insecurity.

    BTW News Briefs

    To Kill a Mockingbird author to release second book; Government censorship may shutter independent Belarus bookstore; Anne Enright named first Laureate for Irish Fiction; Penguin inks sales/distribution deal with America’s Test Kitchen; BISG, ALA to survey library patrons’ digital preferences; Random House’s independent bookstore liaison expands duties to Penguin; Simon & Schuster introduces new multimedia imprint

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    Diana Gabaldon and Poisoned Pen launch Writers-in-Residence program; Bookends & Beginnings raises funds for music therapy; East End Book Exchange highlighted for success

    The Indie Holiday Cooking & Entertaining Bestseller List

    Based on sales at independent bookstores nationwide for the eight-week period ending December 4, 2011.

    The Indie Cooking Bestseller List

    Based on sales in independent bookstors nationwide for the eight-week period ending August 10, 2010.

    BEA Spotlight: Programming for Children's, College & African-American Booksellers

    ABA's fourth annual Day of Education on Thursday, May 18, at BookExpo America will provide a wide array of seminars and panel discussions with one goal in mind: increasing sales.

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