Chuck Robinson Celebrates His Big Ride and $20K Raised for Charity

    The founder of Village Books and Paper Dreams biked across the country and raised funds for nonprofits, including $13,000 for the Book Industry Charitable Foundation. 

    MPIBA Executive Director Laura Ayrey Burnett to Step Down

    Laura Ayrey Burnett, who has served as the executive director for the Mountains & Plains Independent Booksellers Association since 2010, is leaving to spend more time with her family.

    Obituary: Sally Dedecker

    Sally Dedecker, a longtime figure in the book industry, died on Monday, November 6. She was 62.

    NEIBA Executive Director Steve Fischer to Retire

    Steve Fischer, who has served as the executive director for the New England Independent Booksellers Association since 2006, has announced plans to retire.

    Introducing Daniel O’Brien, ABA’s New Member Relationship Manager

    Daniel O’Brien has joined the American Booksellers Association staff as the organization’s second Member Relationship Manager, serving the SIBA, SCIBA, NCIBA, PNBA, and MPIBA regions.

    The Politics of Curation: An Op-Ed by Rebecca Fitting

    “I am in awe of our customers and their desire to understand, and I feel a responsibility toward them to make sure we’re putting the right books forward for them to find,” says Greenlight Bookstore co-owner Rebecca Fitting.

    Macmillan and Binc Award Regional Trade Show Scholarships to Nine Booksellers

    The Macmillan Booksellers Professional Development Scholarship, which sponsors attendance to a regional association trade show, has been awarded to nine booksellers.

    BTW News Briefs

    Acquisition talks with Quarto Group end; Louise Burke to retire from S&S; Ryan Doherty named editor of Celadon Books; PEN Center USA Literary Award finalists announced; Winners announced for NEIBA Rusty Drugan Scholarship, NAIBA Handseller of the Year, Midwest Booksellers Choice Awards, Hugo Awards

    BTW News Briefs

    Como sales rep Maureen Karb wins NEIBA award; PW Star Watch honorees announced; Quarto Group receives purchase offer; NYU contracts with Follett to operate bookstore

    BTW News Briefs

    Becky Anderson runs for Congress; Macmillan to move; Ingram announces promotions; Quarto Iberoamericana enters agreements; Kristin Keith Sales Rep of the Year, BISG Distinguished Service Award, Arthur C. Clarke Award, RITA Awards, Restless Books Prize winners announced

    Obituary: Lorraine Zimmerman

    Lorraine Zimmerman, who formerly owned Fahrenheit 451 Books in Laguna Beach and Collected Thoughts Bookshop in Berkeley, died on July 12.

    Face Out: ABA Board Member Bradley Graham on His Life Among Books

    Politics and Prose co-owner Bradley Graham, who joined the ABA Board this past May, talks about his earliest experiences with books and reading, his goals as a new Board member, and more.

    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

    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.

    Face Out: ABA Board Member Christine Onorati on Her Life Among Books

    WORD Bookstores owner Christine Onorati, who joined the ABA Board this past May, talks about her earliest experiences with books and reading, her goals as a new Board member, and more.


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