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    ABA to Offer Fall Workshop on Implicit Bias and Inclusion

    This fall, ABA will present a full-day education session, “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Addressing Stereotypes and Creating a Welcoming Environment,” in New Orleans and Denver.

    SIBA’s Wanda Jewell to Relocate; Linda-Marie Barrett Named Assistant ED

    Wanda Jewell, executive director of the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance, is relocating to the West Coast; Linda-Marie Barrett has left Malaprop’s to become assistant executive director.

    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

    Owner of Seattle’s Arundel Books Seeks Bookstore Neighbor

    Phil Bevis, owner of Arundel Books, a new, used, and rare bookstore in Seattle, is looking for another bookseller to help him turn the city’s Pioneer Square neighborhood into a book district.

    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

    ABA Forums Head to West Coast

    Between March 31 and April 4, ABA will be hosting Spring Forums in North Hollywood and San Francisco, California, and Portland, Oregon. ABA members and non-members are invited to attend the forums.

    Spring Forums This Month in Massachusetts, New York, and California

    Between now and the end of the month, ABA will be hosting Spring Forums in Cambridge, Massachusetts; White Plains, New York; and North Hollywood, California.

    Seattle-Area Bookstores Issue Independent Bookstore Day Challenge

    Nineteen bookstores in the Seattle area are challenging customers to visit all participating stores on Independent Bookstore Day, April 29, for the chance to win a 25 percent discount all year.

    ABA Spring Forum in NEIBA Region on March 24

    Booksellers in the New England Independent Booksellers Association region — ABA members and non-members alike — are invited to attend a Spring Forum program in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on March 24.

    Booksellers to Discuss Industry Issues at March 22 Forum in Denver

    All booksellers, ABA members and nonmembers alike, are invited to join ABA CEO Oren Teicher and Senior Program Officer Joy Dallanegra-Sanger at a Spring Forum in Denver, Colorado, on March 22.

    Two Booksellers Forums Upcoming in the NAIBA Region

    Booksellers in the New Atlantic Independent Booksellers Association region have two opportunities to attend a Spring Forum program this month: in Washington, D.C., on March 10 and in White Plains, New York, on March 28.

    “Bookstores — An Inclusive Place for Dialogue and Discovery” to Debut at ABA Spring Forum in Atlanta

    Booksellers are invited to ABA’s first Spring Forum of the year. The program, held in conjunction with SIBA, will take place in Atlanta on March 7.

    Spring Forums to Feature Discussion on Bookstores as Inclusive Places for Dialogue and Discussion

    In addition to the usual Open Forum discussions on topics of concern to booksellers, ABA’s Spring Forums will include the non-traditional education session “Bookstores — An Inclusive Place for Dialogue and Discovery.”

    BTW News Briefs

    IPG signs new distribution agreement with Albert Whitman; Writers issue statement protesting NYT Bestseller List cuts; One Book/One NY campaign asks readers to vote on five award-winning titles; SIBA introduces the Conroy Legacy Award; Recipients of 2017 PEN/Heim Translation Fund Grants announced

    BTW News Briefs

    PW announces finalists for Bookseller and Rep of the Year awards; SIBA to offer discount to publishers to promote books by persons of color; Gene Luen Yang announces launch of Reading Without Walls Month; Authors Guild to honor Morrison, Patterson, IngramSpark


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