Through a new initiative, SHOP LOCAL, LIVE LOCAL, AdventureKEEN will donate 100 percent of profits from the sale of its titles at independent bookstores this June to the Book Industry Charitable Foundation.
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Parnassus Books will launch an auction in-store and online this Sunday on more than 100 author-decorated piggy banks to help offset medical expenses for a store employee with cancer and to benefit the Book Industry Charitable Foundation.
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The Book Industry Charitable Foundation is asking booksellers to participate in a survey that will give the organization a better understanding of the current needs and experiences of the nation’s bookstore employees.
Here, reprinted from a recent issue of Publishers Weekly, ABA President Betsy Burton talks about how, in troubling times, bookstores play an important role as a place to gather, reflect, talk, and heal.
In response to last week’s tragedy in Orlando, ABA has compiled a list of titles suggested by booksellers on LGBTQ issues, acceptance, and grief. The list is available to everyone as an Excel file on BookWeb.org.
ABA has released a statement about the tragedy at the Pulse nightclub, as well as information about resources aimed at both helping the Orlando community and addressing the needs of customers looking for a greater understanding of LGBTQ issues, grief, and tolerance.