The 2014 fall trade show season kicks off on Friday, September 19, with events in the New Atlantic and Southern regions, and ABA will be at both to present new educational programming and to meet booksellers on the trade show floor.
The Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance is looking for hosts for SHOP (the Southern Hospitality Overnight Program), an effort to provide travel alternatives for booksellers from other parts of the country who are planning to attend the 2015 Winter Institute in Asheville, North Carolina.
Randy Smith, co-owner, with Ann Baumgartle, of Indiana’s Destinations Booksellers, explains in a letter to the American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression why he thinks it is important to fight censorship and what he’s doing about it.
The Magic Tree Bookstore was recently honored with a proclamation from Oak Park, Illinois, which recognized the 30-year-old indie for its service to the community and for introducing children to a lifelong love of reading.
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