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 2015–16 Board of Directors elections.
In the first of a new monthly column on free speech issues, ABFE Director Chris Finan expresses his opinions about the toll on our freedoms in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks and expresses his hope that moving forward we will not be governed by panic.
Bookseller Alison DeCamp from Between the Covers in Harbor Springs, Michigan, celebrated the release of her debut middle grade novel My Near-Death Adventures (99% True!) (Crown Books for Young Readers)with an in-store book launch party.
Following its grand opening during the busy 2014 holiday season, RoscoeBooks is now looking to situate itself as a community hub. “We want people to know that we’re here and that they’re always welcome,” said owner Erika VanDam.
Publishers Weekly has released the shortlists for its 2015 PW Bookstore and Sales Rep of the Year Awards. This year’s five finalists for Bookstore of the Year include general indies from the West, Midwest, and South.
Last week's news cycle featured a number of positive stories about independent bookstores, starting with a February 25 article in the International New York Times about the growing number of indie bookstores in the U.S.