Headlines for the issue of December 13, 2017

    Authors appearing at Winter Institute 13
    By Sydney Jarrard on Monday, Dec 11, 2017

    Winter Institute 2018 will feature more than 130 authors and illustrators over the course of four days of keynotes, education sessions, author receptions, and special events.

    By Liz Button on Wednesday, Dec 13, 2017

    The January 23 Winter Institute keynote breakfast will feature New York Times Book Review Editor Pamela Paul and actress and founder of the SJP for Hogarth imprint Sarah Jessica Parker.

    By Sydney Jarrard on Wednesday, Aug 30, 2017
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    By Liz Button on Wednesday, Dec 13, 2017

    The special Winter Institute performance will feature authors Charles Frazier, Elizabeth Acevedo, and Dar Williams as well as Memphis soul band The Bo-Keys. “It’s going to rock!” said host Jim Dees.

    By Liz Button on Wednesday, Dec 13, 2017

    “Hacking Your Bookseller Salary,” a Bookselling 101 education session to be delivered at Winter Institute by You Need a Budget author Jesse Mecham, will give booksellers tips for managing their money.

    By Sydney Jarrard on Monday, Dec 11, 2017

    Participating booksellers will share and compare checklists on a number of store tasks, including shop procedures, school author visits, in-store and offsite events, consignment policies, and more.

    Astoria Bookshop
    By Julie Moran Alterio on Wednesday, Dec 13, 2017

    Cheery displays greet book shoppers in stores and on social media as booksellers dress their windows for the season.

    By Julie Moran Alterio on Wednesday, Dec 13, 2017

    The bookselling community is striving to become more effective in hiring and nurturing diverse employees. 

    Baby Monkey, Private Eye cover
    By Sydney Jarrard on Friday, Dec 8, 2017

    Scholastic is offering limited-edition lithographs featuring artwork from Brian Selznick and David Serlin’s Baby Monkey, Private Eye to ABA member booksellers.

    By Sydney Jarrard on Friday, Dec 8, 2017

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

    Posted on Wednesday, Dec 13, 2017

    Booksellers share updates as California wildfires spread; Voting opens for CBC’s Teen Choice Book Award; Boston Globe reports on indie bookstore resurgence; Bonnier Zaffre expands into U.S. market; FedEx Holiday Help Hub provides shipping assistance; PubWest’s Rittenhouse Award winners, finalists for National Book Critics Circle’s John Leonard Prize announced

    Ringing telephone
    By David Grogan on Monday, Dec 11, 2017

    The December 13 telephone Town Hall will give booksellers a crucial opportunity to ask questions about tax reform relative to their business.

    2017 Indie Bestsellers logo
    Posted on Friday, Dec 8, 2017

    The 2017 Indie Bestseller Lists, featuring the year’s top-selling titles at hundreds of independent bookstores nationwide, are now available as PDFs, Word documents, and in HTML format.

    By Liz Button on Thursday, Nov 30, 2017
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    Checklist with pen
    Posted on Friday, Dec 8, 2017

    As we approach the end of the calendar year — and before the busy season becomes too hectic — consider crossing one thing off your to-do list: renew or update your ABA membership now.

    Black Bird Books
    By Julie Moran Alterio on Wednesday, Dec 13, 2017

    Bookstore veteran Kathryn Grantham is reinventing the art of the book sale with a minimalist philosophy and just 1,000 curated titles on her reclaimed wood shelves.

    By Julie Moran Alterio on Wednesday, Dec 13, 2017

    Veronica Brooks-Sigler is putting a new spin on the bookmobile while she saves up for a bricks-and-mortar store in her home state of Connecticut.

    Posted on Wednesday, Dec 13, 2017

    New York City’s Book Culture opens fourth store; Ohio’s Gramercy Books celebrates first anniversary; Byrd’s Books celebrates sixth birthday with baking bash; New leaders for The Bookstore as longtime owner sets retirement date; M. Judson Booksellers & Storytellers launches traveling book club; Llama Llama comes to life at McIntyre’s Books

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    Golden Notebook holiday window

    The Golden Notebook in Woodstock, New York, one of the many bookstores with a super-creative holiday window display this year, won first place in the 2017 Woodstock Open House Window Display Contest.