Former ABA CEO Avin Mark Domnitz died on Saturday, June 27. Since then, friends and colleagues have been offering their thoughts on a man who was a passionate advocate for independent booksellers, a good friend, and a loving husband and father.
While today is the deadline for ABACUS-14, bookstores that begin their submissions today — or that have not yet finished submitting their store’s information — will have until midnight (Pacific) on Tuesday, July 7, to finalize their submissions.
In 2011, Rinker Buck set out in a covered wagon to navigate the historic Oregon Trail, a trip he chronicles in The Oregon Trail: A New American Journey. Here, Buck discusses some of the surprises he encountered on his adventure and the passion that prompted his journey.
ABA Development Officer Mark Nichols, Membership Program Manager Pete Reynolds, and Design and Production Manager Linda Ford discuss their work with the association’s Publisher Partners, on the Indie Bestseller and Indie Next lists, and more.
Find Waldo Local 2015 begins on Wednesday, July 1, at indie bookstores and other locally owned businesses across the country. The event, sponsored by Candlewick Press and ABA, has become a summer tradition.
During a 2,400-mile cross-country bicycling tour to raise money for three charities, Village Books co-owner Chuck Robinson is visiting with friends old and new, popping into bookstores, and tackling tough terrain.
In honor of Suzy Staubach’s retirement from UConn Co-op, The Wayne Norman Show invited authors Wally Lamb, Lynn Bloom, Sam Pickering, and Bruce Cohen to share their favorite memories of Staubach and the bookstore.
Letterpress Books, which opened in Portland, Maine, in October 2013, is seeing business increase by the day, bolstered by good word-of-mouth, Portland’s strong Buy Local movement, and its owners’ commitment to filling the diverse needs of the local community.
On June 27, ALA announced the winners of the 2015 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction: All the Light We Cannot See and Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, both titles with strong support from indie booksellers from the very start.
On June 27, in his weekly address, President Obama said the Supreme Court decision to uphold a crucial provision in the Affordable Care Act, which allows individuals in states with federally run health insurance exchanges to receive a tax credit, means the law is “here to stay.”
On June 19, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal vetoed a bill that would have leveled the playing field for the state’s Main Street retailers. H.B. 555 required remote retailers with a broad network of affiliates in the state to collect and remit sales tax in the state.
On Tuesday, June 30, the Second U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed by 2–1 a lower-court ruling that Apple did conspire to raise, fix, and stabilize the retail price for newly released and bestselling trade e-books in violation of the Sherman Antitrust Act and various state laws.
Bluebird Books hosts Superman-themed Shop Local scavenger hunt; Burke’s Book Store changes with the times, marks 140 years; Lake Country Booksellers celebrates 35th anniversary; Business magazine features King’s English for Local First efforts; Joyce Meskis discusses Tattered Cover’s changing ownership
BISG seeks nominations for Industry Champion and Innovation Awards; WNDB scholarship winners to receive free membership in children’s literary society; PEN posts summary of Emerging Writers Prize-winning work