Specialty Bookselling

    Booksellers Join in Neighborhood Toy Store Day Celebrations

    Several ABA member bookstores that also sell toys were among the retailers taking part in ASTRA’s Neighborhood Toy Store Day on Saturday, November 11, when toy retailers officially kicked off the holiday season.

    Indie Booksellers Celebrate Sixth Annual University Press Week

    This week, indie booksellers are celebrating the Association of American University Presses’ sixth annual University Press Week; this year’s theme is “#LookItUP: Knowledge Matters.”

    Card Carrying Books & Gifts Opens With Upbeat Feminist Message

    A new bookstore in Corning, New York, has become a clubhouse for area teens by offering a mix of books and gifts with a feminist twist. 

    Libro.fm Update: Audiobook Gifting, Indies First Special, November Audiobook Bestsellers

    Customers can take advantage of a special discount on audiobooks in celebration of Indies First, and just in time for the holidays, Libro.fm has launched digital audiobook gifting.

    The Indie Politics & Current Events Bestseller List

    Based on sales at independent bookstores nationwide for the eight-week period ending October 29, 2017.

    Around Indies

    Bookburgh opens in northern New York; Powell’s is setting for artist’s photos, book; Fabled Bookshop coming to Waco; Dog Ears Bookstore starts afterschool program; Branches Books & Gifts participates in fall festival; Cellar Door Books marks five years; Buffalo Street Books raises funds

    The Indie Mystery and Thriller Bestseller List

    Based on sales at independent bookstores nationwide for the eight-week period ending October 15, 2017.

    The Winter 2017–2018 Indie Next List for Reading Groups Preview

    The Winter 2017–2018 Indie Next List for Reading Groups includes booksellers’ top 10 favorites plus 33 additional titles that offer the promise of great discussions for reading groups of every kind.

    Ordering Underway for ABC Best Books for Young Readers Catalog

    Orders for this year’s ABC Best Books for Young Readers Catalog are being accepted through September 8. The full-color, 20-page consumer circular is slated to be in stores in early October.

    Submissions Sought for New Indie Next List Holiday Gift Guide Flier

    Bookseller recommendations are needed for the new annual Indie Next List Holiday Gift Guide flier, which will feature the top adult and children’s gift books across a range of categories.

    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

    Ordering Opens for ABC Best Books for Young Readers Catalog

    ABA member stores can place their orders for this year’s ABC Best Books for Young Readers catalog from now until September 8 via an order form on BookWeb.org.

    Sankofa Video Books & Café Showcases African Culture & History

    Washington, D.C.’s Sankofa Video Books & Café, founded by filmmaking couple Haile and Shirikiana Gerima and named after one of their films, specializes in videos and books about people of African descent.

    The Indie Mystery & Thriller Bestseller List

    Based on sales at independent bookstores nationwide for the eight-week period ending July 30, 2017.

    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

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