ABA is encouraging all members to attend its 2015 Annual Membership Meeting, to be held on Thursday, May 28, from 4:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m., in Room 1E15/16 of the Javits Convention Center in New York City during BEA.
Key sections of the USA PATRIOT Act are set to expire on June 1. The U.S. House has overwhelmingly approved the FREEDOM Act, which extends the expiring sections but includes protections for the privacy of personal information. However, there may not be enough votes to pass this new legislation in the Senate.
The award for this year’s Children’s Book Week Display Contest goes to Elm Street Books in New Canaan, Connecticut, for its creative window display inspired by the official Children’s Book Week poster.
Here is a look at the top 10 children’s titles for the summer publishing season and an additional 37 titles organized by age group featured on the Summer 2015 Kids’ Indie Next List flier, arriving at stores in the upcoming Children’s White Box.
Five of this year’s Indies Choice and E.B. White award-winning authors and illustrators will be at next week’s Celebration of Bookselling and Author Awards Lunch, along with a number of honor award recipients and Indie Next List favorites. The event will also feature a special tribute to former ABA CEO Avin Mark Domnitz.
BookExpo America is presenting a wide array of educational programming and special events at next week’s industry-wide convention, including several sessions specifically developed with indie booksellers in mind.
As always, the ABA Member Lounge at BEA will be the exclusive place for booksellers to relax, have a snack, and meet with their colleagues from across the country. But this year’s lounge offers so much more.
Anthony Doerr, author of All the Light We Cannot See, talks to BTW about what the support of independent booksellers has meant to the success of his book. Doerr will be at the May 28 Celebration of Bookselling to receive the Indies Choice Book of the Year Award for Fiction.
Longtime Bay Area small business advocates Pete Mulvihill, co-owner of Green Apple Books, and Hut Landon, NCIBA executive director, this week welcomed the launch of SF Biz Connect, a citywide business-to-business shop local campaign.
Booksellers expressing concerns on a range of issues during the Small Business Majority’s first-ever Small Business Leadership Summit last week included incoming ABA President Betsy Burton of The King’s English Bookshop, Bradley Graham of Politics & Prose, Christin Evans of The Booksmith and Kepler’s Books, and Kris Kleindienst of Left Bank Books.
With a Senate vote on the FREEDOM Act expected soon, ABFE Director Chris Finan takes the opportunity to look back at how the fight for reader privacy began 17 years ago, when subpoenas for a customer’s records were issued to two Washington, D.C., bookstores.
Hazel Roos, a prospective bookseller and provisional ABA member, is the owner of Paint Away, a pottery painting and glass fusing studio in Redmond, Washington. This op-ed on the minimum wage is adapted from an e-mail she recently sent to ABA.
Booksellers attending BEA are invited to schedule a time to talk to ABA Senior Public Policy Analyst David Grogan at the show about any advocacy issues of concern — whether it’s minimum wage, access to capital, e-fairness, healthcare, or other public policy issues impacting their business.
At the Children’s Institute in Pasadena last month, booksellers and authors at the forefront of the We Need Diverse Books movement shared a host of strategies on how best to promote diverse messages and content through in-store displays, events, and hiring practices.
Kelly Jones is the author of Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer, a Spring 2015 Indies Introduce debut title for middle-grade readers. Tegan Tigani of Queen Anne Book Company said this Summer Kids’ Indie Next List pick was “sweet and funny, with a touch of magic and tons of chickens!”
Just Write! connects Village Books to writing community; Penguin Bookshop launches writers series; The Writer’s Block to bring education, events to Las Vegas; Third Place Books owner Ron Sher featured; California’s Bay Books offers personal touch
Bookseller essays sought for new series; Children’s Book Council to receive BEA’s Industry Ambassador Award; PEN to stage “Shadow Expo” during BEA to shed light on Chinese censorship; Los Angeles preliminarily approves $15 minimum wage