The American Booksellers Association’s Nominating Committee begins its search today for qualified candidates to stand for election to the ABA Board of Directors in 2016. Any ABA member may nominate a qualified candidate.
ABA bookstore and provisional members should be on the lookout for an e-mail announcing the opening of registration for the 2016 Winter Institute to arrive in their inboxes next Wednesday, September 9.
Advocates for Independent Business, a coalition of trade associations and other organizations representing locally owned, independent businesses, is cheering a new accounting rule requiring local and state governments to annually disclose the amount of tax breaks they give to corporations in the name of economic development.
Did You Ever Have a Family, the first novel by bestselling memoirist Bill Clegg, “is the sort of work scholars are referring to when they explain why literature and the novel are so vitally important to our understanding of the human condition,” said Jenny Lyons of The Vermont Book Shop.
Starting September 16, ABA will be asking members to vote on an important governance matter: An amendment to the association’s bylaws that would increase the number of members serving on the ABA Board from 10 to 11.
Indie booksellers can livesteam coverage of author events from the Library of Congress National Book Festival this Saturday, September 5, from noon until 6:00 p.m. EDT, with a simple-to-embed video player. A list of the featured titles with ISBNs is available in the IndieCommerce Help Center.
Booksellers planning celebrations for Banned Books Week (September 27–October 3) can take advantage of an additional discount on a wide range of banned and challenged titles, as well as downloadable Banned Books Week-themed designs.
Independent bookstores are teaming up with Macmillan on a nationwide food drive to address childhood hunger in their local communities. The campaign is part of a promotion for the novel Crenshaw by Newbery Medalist and Animorphs series creator Katherine Applegate.
Stephanie Tromly is the author of Trouble Is a Friend of Mine, a Summer/Fall 2015 Indies Introduce title for middle grade readers and a top Summer 2015 Kids’ Indie Next List pick. “This is what a YA book should be — smart, funny, and surprising. A terrific read!” said Margaret Neville of The King’s English.
Since opening in May in a renovated 19th century opera house in Americus, Georgia, Bittersweet Books & Coffee has become a literary haven where community members can find new and used books; browse thousands of comic books; and enjoy gourmet coffee, chocolates, and desserts.
Books of Wonder kicks off 35th anniversary celebration; Phoenix Books Rutland grand opening set for September 28; Burry Bookstore celebrates reopening; Napa Bookmine marks two years with special deals for two; Books Inc. recognized as one of oldest businesses in San Francisco
Paz workshop draws prospective booksellers from U.S. and beyond; Inaugural Blue Willow-Vener Barnes Scholarship opens to MPIBA booksellers; BISG reveals Industry Innovation Award shortlist; Winners of Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Awards announced