Posted on Tuesday, Oct 17, 2017

    In a letter to ABA members, ABA President Robert Sindelar looks back on the fall regional shows and forward to Indies First.

    By Liz Button on Friday, Oct 13, 2017

    To demonstrate the wide range of titles available, indie booksellers and publishers have provided recommendations for a number of books from the university presses offering specials for Indies First.

    By Sydney Jarrard on Wednesday, Aug 30, 2017
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    By Sydney Jarrard on Friday, Oct 13, 2017

    At the Northern California Independent Booksellers Association’s Fall Discovery show, October 19–20, ABA will present new educational programming and staff will meet with booksellers on the trade show floor.

    Posted on Friday, Oct 13, 2017

    Macmillan Publishers will be implementing expedited shipping for independent retailers’ reorders placed between November 3, 2017, and January 16, 2018.

    By Liz Button on Wednesday, Oct 18, 2017

    Booksellers in Northern California’s wine country and beyond have banded together to help others who have been affected by the wildfires that continue to ravage Sonoma and Napa counties.

    Posted on Wednesday, Oct 18, 2017

    California governor signs collectibles fix into law; Book Riot announces contest; President Bill Clinton to present at National Book Awards; Brian Napack named Wiley CEO; Black Dog & Leventhal founder leaving; Consortium adds five publishers; HMH makes leadership changes; Ingram expands into Spain; Bookselling Without Borders to expand; Lincoln in the Bardo wins 2017 Man Booker Prize

    By Sydney Jarrard on Friday, Oct 13, 2017

    ABA member stores new to the Indies Introduce program must sign up by October 30 to take advantage of specials on 10 adult and 10 children’s titles chosen by booksellers as the top debuts of the upcoming season.

    Posted on Thursday, Oct 5, 2017

    The ABA Nominating Committee is looking for qualified candidates to serve on the ABA Board of Directors. Any ABA member may nominate a qualified candidate, including themselves.

    By Sydney Jarrard on Friday, Oct 13, 2017

    The 2017 ABC Best Books for Young Readers catalog will arrive in stores later this month. Booksellers can now view the list of catalog titles in an Excel file and place an order to supplement their stock.

    By David Grogan on Tuesday, Oct 17, 2017

    President Donald Trump signed an executive order on October 12 to expand access to association health plans (AHPs), allowing small businesses to band together through a trade association to buy health insurance.

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    By Liz Button on Tuesday, Oct 17, 2017

    Booksellers have chosen the dystopic debut novel The End We Start From by Megan Hunter (Grove Press) as their November #1 Indie Next List pick.

    By Jessica Stauffer on Friday, Oct 13, 2017

    Nic Stone is the author of Dear Martin, a Summer/Fall Indies Introduce pick for young adults that follows Justyce McAllister as he explores his feelings on race through letters to Martin Luther King Jr.

    Posted on Tuesday, Oct 17, 2017

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

    By Liz Button on Wednesday, Oct 11, 2017
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    By Julie Moran Alterio on Wednesday, Oct 18, 2017

    As independent bookstores prepare for the spookiest season of the year, the National Retail Federation is predicting that Halloween spending will reach a record $9.1 billion in 2017.

    By Sydney Jarrard on Friday, Oct 13, 2017

    Retail sales at U.S. bookstores were down by 10.9 percent in August 2017 compared to August 2016, according to preliminary figures recently released by the Bureau of the Census.

    By Julie Moran Alterio on Wednesday, Oct 18, 2017

    Next month, the Western New York Children’s Book Expo, started by an independent bookstore, will attract authors, illustrators, teachers, and families to a day-long celebration of reading.

    Posted on Wednesday, Oct 18, 2017

    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

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