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    BTW News Briefs

    Dana Canedy named administrator of Pulitzer Prizes; Indigo Books & Music may expand to U.S.; Status of Affordable Care Act repeal vote uncertain; Celadon Books to launch; Staff changes at S&S Books for Young Readers, Harvard University Press, The Feminist Press; Hugh M. Hefner Foundation award winners, Center for Fiction First Novel Prize longlist, International Thriller Writers’ award winners announced; Little Free Library wins WNBA’s Second Century Prize

    Booksellers Focus on Implementing Eco-Conscious Practices

    Independent bookstores continue to implement new environmental initiatives and practices, in step with how ideas of green living, sustainability, and climate change have permeated the public consciousness in recent years.

    PRH Offering Free Year of Treeline Analytics Lite to New Users

    Penguin Random House and Above the Treeline are teaming up to offer a free year of Analytics Lite to independent booksellers in the U.S. that are new to Above the Treeline.

    Video of Webinar on Managing Large-Scale Off-Site Events Now on BookWeb

    A video of the July 11 webinar on managing large-scale off-site events, along with related handouts, is now available to all ABA member booksellers on

    Two Physicians Open Rebel Heart Books in Jacksonville, Oregon

    Doctors Eileen Bobek and Natalya Miller have opened Rebel Heart Books, a new general-interest independent bookstore specializing in adult, children’s, and young adult books.

    Book Industry Bids Farewell to Retiring Tattered Cover Owner Joyce Meskis

    Bookselling friends and colleagues gathered at Tattered Cover Book Store on July 16 to celebrate the many achievements of longtime owner Joyce Meskis, who is retiring after 43 years at the helm.

    Retail Sales at Bookstores Up in May

    Retail sales at U.S. bookstores were up by 1.7 percent in May 2017 compared to May 2016, according to preliminary figures recently released by the Bureau of the Census.

    Sententia Vera Cultural Hub Opens in Texas

    Cultural consultant and Spanish linguist Teresa Carbajal Ravet recently opened the Sententia Vera Cultural Hub, an independent bookstore, coffee bar, and co-working space, in Dripping Springs, Texas.

    April–June 2017: ABA Member Stores Opening/Sold

    The second quarter of 2017 saw 15 ABA member store openings and six sales of existing businesses to new owners.

    Carla Gray Memorial Scholarship Announced

    The new Carla Gray Memorial Scholarship for Emerging Bookseller-Activists, to be managed by the Book Industry Charitable Foundation, will honor the late Carla Gray of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

    Registration Underway for August Workshop for Prospective Bookstore Owners

    The Bookstore Training Group of Paz & Associates will present its next “Owning a Bookstore” workshop retreat for new and prospective booksellers from August 27 to 30 in Nashville, Tennessee.

    BTW News Briefs

    Staff changes at Hub City Writers Project; NPD sells Pubnet, PubEasy; Ingram acquires NBNi; PRH completes acquisition of Ediciones B; Benjamin Steinberg joins Dey Street Books; Southern Book Prize winners announced; Goddard Riverside to honor B&T president and Mary Higgins Clark

    July 2017 Audiobook Bestsellers

    The July 2017 Audiobook Bestseller List based on sales through more than 300 independent bookstore locations participating in the audiobook program during the month of June.

    A Report on the May 2017 ABA Board Meeting

    The American Booksellers Association’s Board of Directors met on May 29–30, 2017, in White Plains, New York, just prior to the start of BookExpo, to work on a range of issues.

    BTW News Briefs

    PRH announces Oprah edition of Behold the Dreamers; Open Road to market other publishers’ backlist; PRH to close Blue Rider Press; HarperCollins general counsel to retire; RH Childrens Books partners with JetBlue for Soar with Reading; Crown launches Currency imprint; Pritzker Award winner announced


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