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    Our Daily Nada to open in Missouri; The Book Table announces plans to expand; River House Books to change hands; Literati, Queen Anne Book Company celebrate anniversaries; The Booksmith joins forces with Two Sisters; Author Charles Frazier dedicates Varina to bookseller Nancy Olson

    Judges Announced for 2018 National Book Awards

    Four independent booksellers will serve among the 25 judges for the 69th annual National Book Awards. Submissions are now being accepted for the awards.

    March 17 Deadline for Petitions in Support of Additional ABA Board Candidates

    Saturday, March 17, is the deadline for ABA members to submit petitions to have the names of additional candidates added to the ballot for the 2018 Board of Directors elections.

    Reminder: Petition Process Open for Additional Board Candidates

    Under ABA’s Bylaws, any bookstore member may submit petitions to have the names of additional candidates for Board officers and/or directors added to the ballot for the 2018–19 elections.

    BookPeople’s Steve Bercu to Retire

    Steve Bercu, a former ABA president and CEO of Austin indie BookPeople, will retire in June 2018.

    Larry Law Named GLIBA Executive Director

    The Great Lakes Independent Booksellers Association Board of Directors has announced the appointment of Larry Law as the new executive director, effective March 1.

    ABA Board Election Process Open for Petitions in Support of Additional Candidates

    ABA’s Board of Directors has approved the Nominating Committee’s recommendation of four director candidates to stand for election to the Board. The petition process for additional candidates is underway.

    Petition Process Open for Additional Board Candidates

    Under ABA’s Bylaws, any bookstore member may submit petitions to have the names of additional candidates for Board officers and/or directors added to the ballot for the 2018–19 elections.

    ABA Announces 2018 Board Candidates

    ABA’s Board of Directors has approved the Nominating Committee’s recommendation of four director candidates to stand for election to the Board. The petition process for additional candidates is now open.

    Around Indies

    Café Con Libros opens in Brooklyn; Alaska bookstores in the news; SIBA newsletter column features Malaprop’s bookseller

    Heather Duncan Named MPIBA Executive Director

    Heather Duncan, the former marketing and events director for Tattered Cover Book Store and the president of the MPIBA Board of Directors, will take the reins as executive director on January 22.

    GLIBA Executive Director Deb Leonard to Step Down

    Deb Leonard, who has served as the executive director for the Great Lakes Independent Booksellers Association since 2010, is leaving the organization.

    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.

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