Used bookstores can join ABA between August 1 and September 30, 2014, at half the regular rate. Benefits of membership include education and networking opportunities, advocacy, and discounted products and services.
Four ABA members are opening branch stores within a few weeks of each other this summer: Carmichael’s Bookstore in Louisville, Kentucky; Village House of Books in Los Gatos, California; Green Apple Books in San Francisco; and Tattered Cover Book Store in Denver.
As customers enjoy treats and prizes at parties concluding July’s celebration of Find Waldo Local, MSNBC’s Your Business is visiting two indie bookstores to report on the buy local spirit fostered by the event.
MLRC Institute, the sister organization of the Media Law Resource Center, will be working with ABFFE to provide speakers for bookstores that are interested in hosting a program about censorship during Banned Books Week (September 21 – 27, 2014).
The recently announced 2014 PEN Literary Award winners are “both a great pleasure to read and a useful guide for readers seeking excellence in all the categories of writing honored,” said Alice Quinn, the chair of PEN’s Literary Awards.
West Virginia collects $19 million in sales tax from online retailers; NAIBA seeks Independent Bookstore Day logo; Cape Henlopen school board does away with reading list; Macmillan expands public library e-lending pilot program