The order deadline for the 2016 ABC Best Books for Young Readers catalog is August 31. The full-color, 20-page consumer circular will feature more than 200 frontlist and backlist titles for children and teens.
ABA is offering the full-day workshop “Principles of Bookstore Finance” on Saturday, October 15, in Baltimore and on Wednesday, October 26, in San Francisco, prior to the New Atlantic and Northern California independent booksellers association trade shows, respectively.
Twenty-three community members in the small Northern California town of Gualala recently became the owners of Four-Eyed Frog Books. The new shareholders are a diverse group, but all have a passion for keeping the bookstore open and thriving.
Following a controversial proposal by Rutland, Vermont’s mayor to accept up to 100 Syrian refugees, Will Notte, senior bookseller at Phoenix Books Rutland and president of the city’s Board of Aldermen, created a book display to educate residents about the country and its people.
Atef Abu Saif is the author of The Drone Eats With Me: A Gaza Diary, a Summer/Fall 2016 Indies Introduce debut. Mary Fran Buckley of Eight Cousins said Abu Saif’s account is “testimony that must be heard.”
In his latest column on the history of the fight for free speech, ABFE Director Chris Finan looks at the case against a bookseller that finally led the Massachusetts legislature to change the state’s obscenity law.