Booksellers at Spring Forums and BookExpo
    Posted on Tuesday, Mar 13, 2018

    Here, ABA’s CEO looks ahead to the upcoming Spring Forums, which are now in their 20th year, and to BookExpo, set for May 30 – June 1 at New York City’s Javits Center.

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    By Sydney Jarrard on Friday, Mar 9, 2018

    The Spring Forums, featuring the ABA education session “A Year of Bookstore Profitability,” will be held March 16 in North Hollywood, California; March 18 in San Francisco; and March 19 in Seattle.

    By Liz Button on Monday, Jan 29, 2018
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    By Sydney Jarrard on Monday, Mar 12, 2018

    ABA publisher partners and BookExpo exhibitors can still register for the session on the financial state of independent bookstores, which will now be held on March 22.

    By Sydney Jarrard on Monday, Mar 12, 2018

    BookExpo has announced the 16 titles to be featured at this year’s adult, YA, and middle grade Editors’ Buzz panels.

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    By Sydney Jarrard on Monday, Mar 12, 2018

    All staff at members of the ABC Children’s Group — bookstores, publishers, and individual members alike — can receive the Flashlight e-newsletter, which features exciting, exclusive, members-only content.

    By Sydney Jarrard on Wednesday, Mar 14, 2018

    Four independent booksellers will serve among the 25 judges for the 69th annual National Book Awards. Submissions are now being accepted for the awards.

    By Sydney Jarrard on Tuesday, Mar 13, 2018

    “I’ve felt like I’m falling and no one will let me — it’s amazing, all these catchers. I’m lucky!” said one bookseller who received financial assistance from the Book Industry Charitable Foundation.

    By Liz Button on Tuesday, Mar 13, 2018

    Booksellers interested in creating a HarperCollins Facebook Live video this year are invited to contact the publisher to claim their spot for a Saturday between September 15 and December 29.

    Posted on Wednesday, Mar 14, 2018

    BookExpo Audio Publishers Association Author Tea lineup announced; Tina Jordan leaves AAP; Whitney Hu joins National Book Foundation; Distribution changes announced at Hay House, Rutgers University Press; Advocacy groups publish comic book; Man Booker International Prize longlist, Publishing Triangle Award finalists, Tiptree Award winner announced

    By Sydney Jarrard on Wednesday, Mar 14, 2018

    Retail sales at U.S. bookstores were down by 8.4 percent in January 2018 compared to January 2017, according to preliminary figures recently released by the Bureau of the Census. As of March 6, the year-to-date sales for independent bookstores, as reported to the weekly Indie Bestseller Lists, were up more than 4 percent over 2017.

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    By Sydney Jarrard on Friday, Mar 9, 2018

    Saturday, March 17, is the deadline for ABA members to submit petitions to have the names of additional candidates added to the ballot for the 2018 Board of Directors elections.

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    By David Grogan on Wednesday, Mar 14, 2018

    Employers with five or more employees that don’t already provide a retirement plan will be required to offer a retirement plan of their choosing or provide employees access to the state-run program.

    By Sydney Jarrard on Friday, Mar 9, 2018

    BookWeb’s Learning on Demand page now features a video of the Winter Institute education session “First Steps to Financial Peace in Business.”

    By Liz Button on Wednesday, Mar 14, 2018

    “Increasing representation and expanding your bookstore selection to include more books by diverse authors is an opportunity to increase sales,” said panel moderator Aaron Curtis, a buyer for Books & Books.

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    By Liz Button on Tuesday, Mar 13, 2018

    In Justina Ireland’s new young adult novel, set during a zombie apocalypse in Reconstruction-era America, racial politics intermingle with traditional horror.

    Posted on Friday, Mar 9, 2018

    “All I can say is thank goodness the ’80s are back in fashion, because this gem of a book is best read sitting in front of a TV tray in a recliner,” said Kim Bissell of Broadway Books about Tami Charles’ Like Vanessa.

    By Liz Button on Thursday, Jan 25, 2018
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    By Liz Button on Tuesday, Mar 13, 2018

    David Sandberg and Dina Mardell will sell 50 percent of the store’s equity to a management group of nine; the employees will use their share of the store’s profits to repay the money over a 10-year period.

    Posted on Wednesday, Mar 14, 2018

    The Book Haus to open in Texas; Adventure Bound Books coming to North Carolina; Shakespeare & Co. to open three new stores; New owners for Off the Beaten Path; Serena Longo named Harvard Book Store marketing and events manager

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