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    Man Booker announces shortlist; Ingram promotes, adds staff; Rich Thomas joins HarperCollins Children’s; YouTuber joins BookCon; Lambda Literary Awards to honor Woodson, Winterson; L.A. Times Book Prize winners

    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.

    The May ’17 Now in Paperback Flier & Shelf-Talkers

    The May Indie Next List’s 12 Now in Paperback titles are featured with bookseller quotes on a downloadable flier and shelf-talkers.

    BTW News Briefs

    Best Children’s Books of the Year published; PRH launches #ProjectReadathon; Johns Hopkins University Press to support AAUP residencies; Books for a Better Life, Jackson Poetry Prize winners, Southern Book Prize finalists announced

    Ci5: Jason Reynolds on His Journey From Reluctant Reader to Award-Winning Author

    In his breakfast keynote speech at the ABC Children’s Institute, author Jason Reynolds told booksellers how not finding his childhood experiences reflected in books shaped his journey as a writer.

    Vote Now to Choose Indies Choice/E.B. White Read-Aloud Award Winners

    The owners and staff at all ABA member stores are invited to cast their ballots to choose the winners of the 2017 Indies Choice Book Awards and the E.B. White Read-Aloud Awards. The voting deadline is April 30.

    Winners Announced for Pulitzer Prizes and More

    Among the literary award winners announced this week are the recipients of the 2017 Pulitzer Prizes and the American Academy of Arts and Letters’ Literature Awards.

    Ci5: Philip and Erin Stead on Their Adaptation of Mark Twain’s Unfinished Children’s Story

    At last week’s ABC Children’s Institute, Philip and Erin Stead discussed their new book, The Purloining of Prince Oleomargarine, an adaptation of an unfinished children’s story by Mark Twain.

    ALA Announces Top Ten Challenged Books in 2016

    Books featuring LGBT characters occupied the first five positions on the American Library Association’s 2016 list of the books that were most frequently banned or challenged in schools or libraries.

    My Bookstore: Jo Ann Beard on Oblong Books & Music

    In this excerpt from the new trade paperback edition of My Bookstore: Writers Celebrate Their Favorite Places to Browse, Read, and Shop, author Jo Ann Beard pays tribute to Oblong Books & Music.

    2017 Indies Choice/E.B. White Read-Aloud Award Finalists Announced: Voting Opens to ABA Members

    On Wednesday, April 5, booksellers at independent bookstores across the country began casting their ballots to choose the winners of the 2017 Indies Choice Book Awards and the E.B. White Read-Aloud Awards.

    BTW News Briefs

    Prospective booksellers complete Paz “boot camp”; NAIBA to offer IBD grants; BolognaFiere to launch copyright/licensing show in NYC; PW Star Watch seeks nominations; Isla Fisher added to BookExpo Children’s Breakfast; HarperCollins launches anniversary projects; Bookmasters adds three publishers; May Buzz Books Monthly; Winners (NCIBA Book, Walt Whitman awards), Baileys Prize shortlist announced

    The Indie Personal Finance Bestseller List

    Based on sales at independent bookstores nationwide for the eight-week period ending April 2, 2017.

    My Bookstore: John Hart on Rainy Day Books

    In this excerpt from the updated trade paperback edition of My Bookstore: Writers Celebrate Their Favorite Places to Browse, Read, and Shop, bestselling author John Hart pays tribute to Rainy Day Books and store owner Vivien Jennings.

    The May 2017 Indie Next List Preview

    Here are the 20 Indie Next Great Reads and 12 Now in Paperback titles featured on the May 2017 Indie Next List flier on its way to stores in the IndieBound movement.

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